We can’t tell you how much fun we had exploring our magazine’s archives—it was like a favorite childhood dream, where you stumble upon the best time capsule ever. We laughed (and cringed) at some of the ads—who knew that Coke was a health drink or that you were expected to teach gum massage along with fractions? We squirmed over the “charms” female teachers were expected to cultivate, and we loved seeing fashions over the decades!

 

All that aside, what we were most amazed by were the teachers themselves, whose voices were a part of the magazine from its earliest days. They shared their best ideas, they helped families in hard times, they consistently talked of improving their craft. Just as you do today. Happy reading!

 

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