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post #12461 of 29437 Old 08-18-2013, 07:05 PM
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NickerMaker - I totally understand where you are coming from regarding school. My last classroom year (in a jr high school) was one of my worst ever. I elected to leave a great full time, cream of the crop, secondary teaching position to see if I could make a difference in junior high. Well, those kids ate me alive and I nearly quit teaching forever. My confidence was completely shattered all because I cared more than the kids, their parents and my administration. Lucky for me, I have had two years break from the classroom working as a consultant, but unfortunately, the only position available in my area for next year is back in a different junior high. So, all I can do is learn and grow, so for better or worse, this is what I have learned and how I hope to approach the year.

I remind myself that I am a skilled, creative and accomplished teacher. When I forget, I try to look back on my successes for inspiration on, not my failures.
I cannot reach every kid all the time, and that is OK as long as I strive to create opportunities for every kid to reach me. I am continually learning how to create these opportunities.
Some students live under circumstances that are way beyond my control.
Although I am the teacher, I am also a learner first.
The most important thing I want my students to know about me is that I am a human being, and I do have a sense of humour.
Less self righteousness, more humour and compassion.
Colleagues that do not provide mutual support and encouragement are not the kind of people whose opinions I should value.
I teach kids science, but it is more important that I help kids learn how to live well.
Find some inspiration and gratitude in every single day. The toughest days are when you need these the most.
When all else fails, a good dose of magic horse breath makes everything better.

I hope you have a fantastic school year and find the daily inspiration, encouragement and confidence you need.
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post #12462 of 29437 Old 08-18-2013, 07:41 PM
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Amen Koolio! Thank you! That is exactly what I needed....I may just print that off! and read it when most needed.

Funny story....tonight I am picking out rainn's stall, monding my own business, day dreaming as they munch....I back out of the stall....there stand four little white goaty goats! I'm like " oh sh*t! They are all curious and looking to go into stalls for FOOD! Disaster waiting to happen! I forgot to shut the gate between the pastures!

Than I look closer, And tha gate that leads to outside is W I D E open and Dirkes is about to walk out! OH SH*T again!!!!!

So I use the pitch fork to ' guide them' away from the exit.

I take another turn around, aNd there stands my moms Great Perinese (sp). He's there to protect the goats... But MY dog is also standing there, and although they get along with the fence in between....I don't want to find out other.wise....triple shi*t!!!!

So I sho my dog out, and breathe a sign of relief....

Until its time to leave...have you ever tried to herd goats? It's like herding cats......IMPOSSIBLE!!

In the end..I had to get some grain to coax the goats into their own pasture....all ends well. yah!

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post #12463 of 29437 Old 08-18-2013, 08:44 PM
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Tomorrow we start a new semester at the college. I have a huge course load to teach. I probably won't get a lot of rest before January. Wish me luck.
What do you teach? I am adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh where I teach Nuclear Engineering.
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post #12464 of 29437 Old 08-18-2013, 08:45 PM
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Wow! What an inspirational reply Koolio!

Nicker, I think Koolio said it all! Best of luck to you this year. I hope the karma fairy catches up to your nemesis and your class is filled with a wonderful group of kids ready to learn.

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post #12465 of 29437 Old 08-18-2013, 08:52 PM
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What do you teach? I am adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh where I teach Nuclear Engineering.
I teach undergraduate anatomy and physiology as well as microbiology. It is a two year college. We have close to 6000 students though. We used to be small.

Welcome to Southern Crescent Technical College

My cousin is a nuclear engineer. He doesn't teach though. He has an industry job. I noticed that he seems to have a lot more money than I do..........
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post #12466 of 29437 Old 08-18-2013, 09:03 PM
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Wow! AHD nuclear engineering! Impressive!! . My nephew went to CMU for mechanical engineering.... Now works in South Korea for GM. He helped design the Cobalt. yes, we are very proud of him!

Our neighbor boy goes to PITT! I lived at Carlow while doing my student teaching in the 'Hill'.

I would love to get aN adjunct position at out local college. AHD, I'm not far from you, location wise!

Celeste, best of,LUCK for the up coming semester!! I'm sure you'll knockem alive!!

I know GA, Koolio WAS very inspirational! Wow!
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post #12467 of 29437 Old 08-18-2013, 09:25 PM
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I live in Greensburg
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post #12468 of 29437 Old 08-18-2013, 09:50 PM
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AHD, I sent you a PM.

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post #12469 of 29437 Old 08-18-2013, 10:56 PM
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Are any of you on the facebook group Horse Trails & Camping Across America? There are some awesome photos of some amazing(some pretty scary) trails out there. The is another group Through The Horses Ears that is worldwide. It helps me get my riding in the mountians fix when I am stuck down here in the desert. I really want to ride some of those trails, and not all of them are in the mountians.
Anyhow...back on track there was a posting of a dead horse at the bottom of a mountian trail not to far from me. They don't know whom the owner is yet or what happened. The saddle was cut off and the saddlebags cleaned out so they assume the rider is fine. This is my worst nightmare and the reason I am so stressed on trails with much heights or dropoffs. I am NEVER getting over this fear now. I guess I will be riding on the flatest trails I possibly can now. My friend is going to really hate riding with me now.
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post #12470 of 29437 Old 08-18-2013, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Good evening everyone
Love reading your stories
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