Category Archives: teaching

ME A TEACHER? NAH.

WHAT DO YOU TEACH? “Oh,” you reply, “I’m not a teacher.” I say, “Yes, indeed, you are.” For example the guys in the picture are teaching each other how to cheat the boss, how to not tattle, how to be … Continue reading

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UNDERSTAND YET?

Follow carefully and you will see why I am such a good teacher.  I posted this in 2014 and had several likes but only two or three of you were with me then.  I enjoyed it too much to pass … Continue reading

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NEW BEGINNINGS

THE PARTY’S OVER! And I’m back to normal—good enough for me. I’ll try not to take advantage of my “eighties” excuses. I worried that my huff, bluff, and fluff which included the “ranting about me” might be more than I … Continue reading

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IN DEFENSE OF A MUCH-MALIGNED, PRAGMATIC, PARENTHETICAL EXPRESSION

NOTE:  This was written in November ’14, for a speech in Toastmaster Club because in my last speech I had been rounded criticized, deservedly so, for saying “you know” excessively.  So just for fun, I tried to offer this excuse.  … Continue reading

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CHECK THIS #4

A MOTTO FOR TEACHERS—Sunday teachers and week-day teachers, from Thes. 5:14 “warn those who are idle (KJ unruly), encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Be sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try … Continue reading

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JUNIOR HIGH, 1984

This was a big payoff for my time spent looking for Sammy’s birth certificate, which turned out to be in his bedroom!  Anyway, I found this memory – somewhat of a victory for me from my 8th grade reading lab, … Continue reading

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INTEGRATED SCHOOL – CHAOS/VICTORY

“We’ll hire you but I suppose you want in the northwest schools, so I’m not sure just where you will be placed,” so said the personnel director. “No,” I replied, “I have a sociology degree and I am interested in … Continue reading

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INVOLVE ME

An explanation.  I took two g-granddaughters for state testing for home schoolers last week.  This was the room we entered and waited.  It’s hard to see her but there it a teacher sitting at the check in desk down at … Continue reading

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WEEKEND COFFEE SHARE

I’ve been hesitant to join a “coffee share” talk because if you happened to have coffee at my house it would be because my husband made it for you.  Can I still be your friend?  He drinks it quite regularly … Continue reading

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HEART STRINGS – Part 2

To my Children from Decades Past:  It is comforting to believe some of you remember me.  Teachers have egos too.  As I said in Part 1, I remember also.  I wish it were not so but I admit to remembering … Continue reading

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