To all my past students:
to the literacy class I taught in juvenile prison at 16, to Mr. Beckman's 6th grade class I taught in when I was 17, to all the student teaching experiences I had at the four universities I attended, especially IMARC in Hermosillo, Mexico and the experimental year-round school in Lathrop CA, to the students I encountered in Dendera and Nyadiri, Zimbabwe, and the American University in Cairo, Egypt, to the Vietnamese refugees I taught English to in Richmond, CA and to classes in Stockton (inc. SJ Delta College), Campbell, Santa Clara, Cupertino, San Jose and Sunnyvale, CA, AND to all the students I have had the honor to teach in 40 years at the Università degli Studi di Messina.
I thank you all for letting me accompany you along your path to English learning. You have made me think and laugh, and you have made me proud of you. I still love teaching and still find ways to make it new. However, my time is up. So, I will tiptoe out the door.
But not without first virtually shaking all your hands and thanking you for the joy of almost 50 years of teaching. Please stay in touch: on facebook: www.facebook.com/martin.pedersen.7106; twitter: @emartinpedersen; instagram: emartinpedersen; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; websites: emartinpedersen.com / emartinpedersenwriter.blogspot.com. If you like, follow my writing and music and tell me about yourselves, where you are and what you're doing through the upcoming years. I really want to know.
Good bye and Good luck,