May 19th, 2006


Teaching Certificate Info

Well, the secretary was down there after the senior awards assembly, so I had her check the date for me. I got my last one in '02, so it expires in '07. So, this is the summer, I guess. I'll be 66 in 2011, (1945 + 66), so a certificate from '07 should not expire until 2012... Should be my last one, if the government doesn't move the retirement date while we're still trying to shoot for it.

Caught Another Cheater

I guess catching the best athlete and the brightest kid in class cheating did not teach anyone else a THING by example. I came in from lunch and saw a girl stacking neatly in a pile then shoving into her book when she caught sight of me a sheet that should be just a single sheet.

"I'll take that," I said.

"It's mine."

"I understand that, but I am going to look at it."

She reluctantly handed me the sheet. I flipped it so that the second sheet showed, and, sure enough, there was a classmate's perfect paper hiding under it. (One trouble with individualized instructions, someone always has back a sheet others can make use of IF they are unethical... Telling them that no practice= no learning with a foreign language just seems to escape them. Experts say it takes the average person from 17-25 repetitions to be able to remember the meaning of a new word. So, by all means, DON'T activate your brain in pursuit of learning... expect it to leap from someone else's mind straight into yours.)

Great preparation for taking a semester final, right?

One week to go. Are we going to make it? Inquiring minds want to know.