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Old 08-31-2016, 08:27 AM   #7401
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Well taxlady, you certainly got the last laugh on him.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:30 AM   #7402
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One of my former students found me on FB, and told me that he and his brother would never had made it through HS without me. They were poor as churchmice, abject poverty, living in an 8x12 concrete building with a caring but poor dad, and now the boys are doing quite well, with good jobs! I am very proud of them both! They're both in their 30s now, and were definitely a handful when they were in HS.
A lot of time teachers never hear of what became of their students. But then there is that one or two that can pinpoint out the teacher that made a difference in their life. My daughter had one. And when she was in high school, she just happened to be in the area of the school where she had that teacher. On a whim, she went in and the office told her that the teacher was still there. She went to the classroom and the teacher didn't recognize her. She came up to my daughter to find out who she was and what she wanted. When my daughter told her about the difference she made, the teacher had to go out in the hall. She didn't want the class to see her crying.

Yeah, sometimes a teacher can make a difference. And for them, I am so thankful. Thank you to all the teachers.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:39 AM   #7403
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I'm pretty sure we didn't have a school psychologist. "Problem kids" got sent to him for a "talking to". We were also told to go to him for personal or family problems, yeah, right.

There weren't any school psychs before 1975. That's when the laws for special education changed.

We had the nicest guidance counselor when I was in HS. He was basically worthless, but a really nice guy. The GCs I've had the pleasure of working with over the years have pretty much been consumate professionals, and really care about kids.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:29 AM   #7404
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There weren't any school psychs before 1975. That's when the laws for special education changed.

We had the nicest guidance counselor when I was in HS. He was basically worthless, but a really nice guy. The GCs I've had the pleasure of working with over the years have pretty much been consumate professionals, and really care about kids.
Interesting, I didn't know that. I saw a school psychologist weekly for a couple years in middle school. I started getting severe headaches in seventh grade (age 12) and didn't find an effective treatment till I was 16. I had to leave class frequently because of the headaches. It was a really tough time.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:37 AM   #7405
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There weren't any school psychs before 1975. That's when the laws for special education changed.

We had the nicest guidance counselor when I was in HS. He was basically worthless, but a really nice guy. The GCs I've had the pleasure of working with over the years have pretty much been consumate professionals, and really care about kids.
I graduated in 1967. By 1975 I had moved to a different country, twice. That GC might have been okay for boys. Hmm, that day I had to see him might be the day I became a feminist.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:46 AM   #7406
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I graduated in 1967. By 1975 I had moved to a different country, twice. That GC might have been okay for boys. Hmm, that day I had to see him might be the day I became a feminist.

I remember my mom coming home from parent-teacher conferences with steam blowing from her ears. She'd asked my science teacher why I'd gotten a B, as I'd aced the tests. His response: "Well, Mrs. Dawg, a B is very good for a girl."

I almost had to scrape her off the ceiling.
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I remember my mom coming home from parent-teacher conferences with steam blowing from her ears. She'd asked my science teacher why I'd gotten a B, as I'd aced the tests. His response: "Well, Mrs. Dawg, a B is very good for a girl."

I almost had to scrape her off the ceiling.
I don't know just how postal my mother would have gone.

Thank goodness the only teacher I had who pulled that (insert fowl word) was my driver's ed teacher. "Women are terrible drivers." Since it wasn't considered an academic course, it didn't count on my GPA, so I didn't think it was worth the effort of a fight.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:40 PM   #7408
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Last thing that made you smile?

My brother took his kids, my niece and nephew, to a Renaissance Fair. 4 yo nephew got his face painted in black like Batman, even though he had a Spiderman shirt on. So he was Spiderbatman. When they got home, his mom tried to clean him up, and only succeeded in making him look like Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. He's rockin' the Smoky Eye, a l Johnny Depp. Thank goodness there's no preschool tomorrow, his mom has another day to scrub some more!
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Uh oh... Thank goodness most little 4 year olds don't care much about residue left from face painting. Then there are some who say "MOM! Don't wash it off!"
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Our neighbor just made us a loaf of zucchini bread with walnuts in it. Love it!
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