From your title, I thought you might be breaking into song! I would then follow up with the chorus of
gliddy, glop gloopy, nibby, nabby, nubby, tra la la lo lo
sabba subby sabba nubby abba nabba tre le le lo lo
flash back are a b***ch
Dr.G, glad to see you have sunshine and are feeling chirper. Here we have overcast "blue skies", so I'm not as cheery and life motivated as you this morning. Maybe having to look forward to sanding drywall in my basement has something to do with it. (???)
Robert, my mother always said that it was a good thing that I could teach so well, since I couldn't sing or dance. Thus, no songs from me.
Peter, my home office faces the St.John's narrows and Signal Hill, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Early morning sunrises are spectacular when they rise up out of the ocean. Actually, I would rather be sanding with you than grading. I enjoy teaching, but not the evaluation aspect of it all. Such is Life.
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dr.G.: Robert, my mother always said that it was a good thing that I could teach so well, since I couldn't sing or dance. Thus, no songs from me.
Peter, my home office faces the St.John's narrows and Signal Hill, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Early morning sunrises are spectacular when they rise up out of the ocean. Actually, I would rather be sanding with you than grading. I enjoy teaching, but not the evaluation aspect of it all. Such is Life.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hey, Dr. G, if their weren't teachers like you to teach the future teachers, just think how bad off my kids would be when they enter a educational system with teachers who weren't shown what they were doing wrong?
Special Thanks to you, as who else can do a job of grading in order to show future teachers whether they have the right academic skills or not!
Okay, I'll jump in on this one. Sorry about the previous blank msg.
Dr.G I've read much from you here on many things and I agree with the writer above...many smiles generated. Did you not however recently have a down moment while grading papers to deadline? Regardless, being able to look out your window and see that sunrise and the ocean by simply raising your head from your work must bring some measure of reality and the value of "The Big Picture" back to you.
That's why I bless my lovely wife daily for bringing me to the mountains from which comes my strength. Life is too short and I'm reminded of that daily as I see my children grow up, my parents age, friends move on in relationships, etc. But such is life! The living keep on going because life goes on. Platitudes and cliches perhaps but there is a truth ringing in them. Find your passion and follow it.
Chealion, thank you for the compliment. I shall share it will all who teach -- from preschoolers to adults, K-12 and post secondary teachers. As well, I shall compliment parents who provide language-rich and stimulating home environments. Still, it's nice to be noticed (check out www.ratemyprofessors.com, click on Canada, and then the Atlantic Provinces and then Memorial University of Newfoundland and then G to find Marc Glassman) or go to you own university to see who might still be there and how they fare.
Rhino, I had what can best be described as a "comic relief/manic" moment. I am rarely "down", but I dislike grading. And, since my vision problems cause me to need to move away from grading papers, I turn to the kindred souls in beautiful ehMacLand for a bit of grading R and R.
My wife is from Calgary, and we are going to visit over Christmas for the first time in winter (I have only experienced Calgary in the Summer, Spring and Fall). "Eye ball freezing weather" is what her brother keeps forewarning me, and so I shall be prepared.
"Eye ball freezing weather" is what her brother keeps forewarning me, and so I shall be prepared.[/QB][/QUOTE]
Does he not remember two years ago when everyone was wearing shorts at the outdoor cafes over Christmas? We're expecting +14C tomorrow although the media forecasters are quoting +9C in case the expectation is too much for us. Always warmer during the week than at the weekend it seems, although I recall Grey Cup here was much more comfortable than Edm last weekend. Being from there originally, I bless the Chinook and her warm embrace which, as I grow older (yikes) mitigates the cold when it does arrive.