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Old 03-07-16, 08:31 PM
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I have a question for a teacher...

Any teacher's around?
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Old 03-07-16, 08:44 PM
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Not currently employed as such, but yes. Secondary, specialising in History and Design Tech.

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Old 03-07-16, 08:55 PM
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He had a question, asked it ("any teachers around") and it was answered by Jonny HK with a "yes".

Now, onto the next one, lol
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Old 03-07-16, 10:17 PM
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k... question sent.
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Old 03-07-16, 10:20 PM
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Another teacher here, but also not currently teaching. Science (chemistry) and math are my specialties.
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Old 03-07-16, 10:37 PM
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Sent too.... I think I know the answer but I just need some validation cuz... the whole thing sounds so fake.
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Old 03-07-16, 10:38 PM
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Yet another teacher in the crowd - but I'm still at it. I work in high school social studies - send me a message if you have any questions.
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Old 03-08-16, 01:25 AM
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k... question sent.
Answer sent.

Hope that helps.
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Old 03-08-16, 06:30 AM
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This is the forum equivalent of your wife saying, "Hey? Ah... never mind.." Now we all want to know the question and what the answers were
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Old 03-08-16, 07:54 AM
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I had a crush on my elementary school music teacher. Does that count?
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Originally Posted by mrodgers View Post
This is the forum equivalent of your wife saying, "Hey? Ah... never mind.." Now we all want to know the question and what the answers were
Just say you're a teacher.
I'll post the answer: 4
The question: What's 2+2
Ok I'm being a smart ass again. But I would suspect it's a behavioral question as most non variable answers can be found on the internet.
Fwiw I teach martial arts. But I can't conjugate a sentence.
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Old 03-08-16, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by mrodgers View Post
This is the forum equivalent of your wife saying, "Hey? Ah... never mind.." Now we all want to know the question and what the answers were

It did involve and oil change to the car (still the Hyundai? I didn't clarify), so safe to say it involved some wacka wacka puffa puffa.
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It did involve and oil change to the car (still the Hyundai? I didn't clarify), so safe to say it involved some wacka wacka puffa puffa.
Yes it did involved the wacca wacca, same wacca wacca... it's still going.
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Originally Posted by mrodgers View Post
This is the forum equivalent of your wife saying, "Hey? Ah... never mind.." Now we all want to know the question and what the answers were

Meh... idk... You guys know how RubenStories(tm) usually come with high drama content, a trolls delight. And I'm so happy now living the drama free with my beloved new Mrs Rube, Arkansanite and all... But then again, sometimes my socially clueless Aspie brain can benefit from reading other people's drama analysis and interpretations... idk
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Old 03-08-16, 11:42 PM
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Meh... idk... You guys know how RubenStories(tm) usually come with high drama content, a trolls delight. And I'm so happy now living the drama free with my beloved new Mrs Rube, Arkansanite and all... But then again, sometimes my socially clueless Aspie brain can benefit from reading other people's drama analysis and interpretations... idk
Did we all pass the test?

Were our conclusions about the same?
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Old 03-08-16, 11:58 PM
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Yeah, all of you and a few other people I've talked to outside the Internets. The boy getting into trouble at school, never happened. The police getting involved, never happened. None of it, all BS. Why? meh, opinions are all over the place. I don't have an opinion about "why" myself. I don'y see what could anybody possibly gain from inventing/telling this absurd stories that can easily be proven false.
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Ah. You could've asked "Anyone have a kid get in trouble/thrown out/arrested at school?" Probably a much larger demographic.
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Also a former teacher - elementary. Would still be there but the system drove me away after only 6 years.
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Ah. You could've asked "Anyone have a kid get in trouble/thrown out/arrested at school?" Probably a much larger demographic.
Yeah, you are right... but I'm just baffled that the school claims to have no records of anything even happening. I talked to the school dean, the school deputy, the teachers, the counselor... everyone says nothing ever happened. The only place left to visit is the local police station. If they knock a door looking for a kid, they should have a record of it, I guess.
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I had a crush on my elementary school music teacher. Does that count?
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Any teachers around?
yes, and I fify
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Used to be. I changed careers and took up teaching, finally making use of my degree in English. I enjoyed teaching, but after a couple years I quit, and opened a business.

My first day of teaching in high school was interesting. My classroom had been decorated by my predecessor, and was still decorated the same way when I walked in. Pinned on the wall next to the desk was a short list of quotes, the first one was highlighted in yellow. It read: "Those that can, do, those that can't, teach." I remember reading the same thing in Matt Groening's "School is Hell," and could't help saying out loud "How inspiring is this"? But two years later I quit teaching and began "doing."

Had I been living in the countryside where a teacher's salary can go pretty far, I might not have quit. But here in Tokyo even those with relatively high-paying gigs in universities can find it difficult to make ends meet, unless they want to commute an hour or longer each way on the train.

Kudos to those who decide to become teachers, but they had best realize what they are getting into before they start. Kind of like buying a home next to a busy airport, and then complaining about the noise every day. For the most part, the work is challenging, and the pay is mediocre. Many teachers I know complain about both aspects, and I get tired of asking them "then why the hell did you become a teacher"? And then there are those who simply love teaching, who are serious about helping their students succeed, and derive enough satisfaction from these to overcome any drawbacks.

In Japan people take education seriously. In my two years, not a single student dropped out of our school. I used to have a student who was the captain of the school soccer team, one of the most popular kids in school. One day he came in after his team had lost an important game, and gave me a little trouble, much to the surprise of the other students. At lunchtime, I talked to the principle about the incident, not to complain, but just to let him know what had happened. Unbeknownst to me, the principle called the boy's father. The next day the boy came in with his arm in a sling and a black eye. He walked to the front of the classroom, bowed low, and apologized for the day before, and said that there was no excuse for his behavior. It turns out his dad had thrown everything at him short of the kitchen sink; respect for teachers is a deep principle in the culture here.
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