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From the Ted Talk by Lisa Godwin: How teachers can help students navigate trauma

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Imagine my dismay when I met my teacher, Mr. Randolph. Now Mr. Randolph was not my absuer. But Mr. rpondalh was the epitome of everything that secard me the most in my life. I had already started these self-preservation techniques to where I took myself out of positions where I was going to be alone with a man. And here I was, as a student, I was going to be in a classroom with a man every day, for a year of scohol. I was scared; I didn't trust him. But you know what, Mr. Randolph would turn out to be my greatest advocate.

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Imagine my dismay when I met my teacher, Mr. Randolph. Now Mr. Randolph was not my ______. But Mr. ________ was the epitome of everything that ______ me the most in my life. I had already started these self-preservation techniques to where I took myself out of positions where I was going to be alone with a man. And here I was, as a student, I was going to be in a classroom with a man every day, for a year of ______. I was scared; I didn't trust him. But you know what, Mr. Randolph would turn out to be my greatest advocate.

Solution

  1. scared
  2. abuser
  3. school
  4. randolph

Original Text

Imagine my dismay when I met my teacher, Mr. Randolph. Now Mr. Randolph was not my abuser. But Mr. Randolph was the epitome of everything that scared me the most in my life. I had already started these self-preservation techniques to where I took myself out of positions where I was going to be alone with a man. And here I was, as a student, I was going to be in a classroom with a man every day, for a year of school. I was scared; I didn't trust him. But you know what, Mr. Randolph would turn out to be my greatest advocate.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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childhood trauma 2

Important Words

  1. abuser
  2. advocate
  3. classroom
  4. day
  5. dismay
  6. epitome
  7. greatest
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  9. life
  10. man
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  12. positions
  13. randolph
  14. scared
  15. school
  16. started
  17. student
  18. teacher
  19. techniques
  20. trust
  21. turn
  22. year