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Rebecca Mieliwocki is being honored by President Obama as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Mieliwocki is a seventh-grade English teacher in Los Angeles. Mieliwocki maintains "big expectations" for her 7th grade class, however, she also remembers that "school should be fun," according to Obama during a White House celebration.
Known for inspiring and motivating students, she often uses the Socratic method of questioning to stimulate students' critical thinking and to create active lessons.
The Burbank, Ca., teacher hosts family nights, sends out weekly memos to parents, and has a Facebook page for her class, noted the president.
Obama and Mieliwocki were joined in the East Room by winners of state teach of the year awards.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
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