Grandparents. I would love to have them here with me now!
I think it would have been amazing to have my Grammie as a friend, but I don't think I could have made it without the power she wielded in her original position. If I ever get cast as GM, I will definitely be channeling her.
People of any era, please remember to vote today if there is an election where you live.
I voted for mayor and school board members. I pay attention to the school board, even though I don't have children because I believe that the quality of our children's education is everyone's business.
Still searching for the right brainy quote.
Not that I'm advocating dead people to vote ("people of any era")...but if they want to vote NO on 1 in Maine, that would be good.
as far as school board goes, this is kinda important often times those people move up the food chain to assembly, congress, etc...
though i admit i have no idea who the school board members are in my district.
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Also, major school policies sometimes have as much effect on our families as laws do. Especially if your district is one of the large ones that others in the area imitate.
My 4th grade teacher wanted to be an archeologist but went into teaching instead. She was in her 60s and women of her era became teachers or nurses. She brought her love of archeology into the classroom. She turned me on to history put my feet on the path to full-fledged geekism. I'd love to know what she thought of movies like Indiana Jones.
In truth, I'd be happy to call almost any of my grade school teachers "colleagues" today. They were on the front lines when my school was desegregated and I have nothing but respect for the tone they set in the classroom.
(The exception was my third grade teacher. She was a soldier of Satan who would have water-boarded students if allowed.)
"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna
Those of you who read here regularly know about the high school English teacher who carved my name in my desk. The thought of actually growing up with her...
So would not have even noticed that boy thing senior year.
Wonder if Satan had a special third grade teacher regiment. Mine was horrible. Hours upon hours of homework (3-4 hours/night is a bit much when you're 8 or 9). Ridiculed if you had the wrong answer. Yelled at all the students. Turned over your desk and made you clean it up in front of the whole class if it was messy. Especially picked on the children of divorced parents, (like myself) as she was going through an ugly one herself. The last time I heard, she was still terrorizing students. Ah, tenure....
Sounds like that woman was a nightmare. The only exception I can think of to the 3rd grade psychoteacher syndrome was my son's teacher.
He came home from school the first day and told me her name was "Blucher." He went on to describe that the first chance he got he called her "Frau Blucher." I said, "Great, I'm going to get a call wanting to know what kind of mother lets 8 year old children watch Young Frankenstein. He said, "No you won't; when I called her 'Frau Blucher' she whinnied like a horse." That was only one reason (albeit the most memorable) why he still thinks she was the best teacher ever.
But I can't think of anyone. I think people are partly molded by their time, so having someone from another time come to my time might change why it is I like or admire that person.
see, cuz choice is something for ALL THE HUMANS!
I still want to know who the sadist torturing Theon in the dungeon...
This is an excerpt from the code of conduct for a local high school in Texas,...
From a wordpress site reporting on this issue: