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[*] posted on 3-11-2011 at 22:45


Thanks for your wishes everyone. I've been at home a couple of days now, doing time so to speak. Seems to be going okay so far. Should be back at work by Monday.



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[*] posted on 4-11-2011 at 10:35


Hey Poly, glad you're home again! Hang in there!



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[*] posted on 5-11-2011 at 18:43




Yeah you've better doctors there I presume.

Hmmm Maybe it was not a good idea to remove your kidneystones by the natural way.




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[*] posted on 5-11-2011 at 23:27


DED, you'd have been right at home at zappa.com before they introduced moderation. ;)

Anyway, I'm feeling pretty good today. It looks like things have gone pretty well.




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[*] posted on 8-11-2011 at 22:03


Just having coffee before work, my third day back. It's been fine. Yesterday, my feral year nines were actually quite sympathetic. They're not bad kids really. Although, it was a bit quieter than usual as three of them had got themselves suspended while I was away and two of the other 'characters' were absent.



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[*] posted on 8-11-2011 at 22:26


Sounds like a harsh school you go to. In my 6 years at school only one kid I knew got suspended, she placed a stink bomb in the classroom.



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[*] posted on 8-11-2011 at 22:48


And guess Our ZAZ (Saskia) is send out once in all those years and BBP never (altough I almost forced her to do so). It is not nice when there is a parents-evening and there is nothing to discuss apart from good grades,good behaviour.



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[*] posted on 8-11-2011 at 22:53


Quote: Originally posted by polydigm  
DED, you'd have been right at home at zappa.com before they introduced moderation. ;)

Anyway, I'm feeling pretty good today. It looks like things have gone pretty well.

Don't tell me, that this is something that could be subject of moderation in the States, I won't believe it.




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[*] posted on 9-11-2011 at 08:29


Quote: Originally posted by BBP  
Sounds like a harsh school you go to.
The school has a zero tolerance attitude to the disruption of the education of those who have come to actually do the work. Suspension is not punishment, it's protection of the rights of those who are doing the right thing.



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[*] posted on 9-11-2011 at 08:32


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Quote: Originally posted by polydigm  
DED, you'd have been right at home at zappa.com before they introduced moderation. ;)

Anyway, I'm feeling pretty good today. It looks like things have gone pretty well.

Don't tell me, that this is something that could be subject of moderation in the States, I won't believe it.
It was an off the cuff remark about the proclivities of certain members of zappa.com. Proclivities that relate to a fascination with certain body parts or outputs. Nothing personal was intended.



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[*] posted on 9-11-2011 at 10:27


My sister-in-law died yesterday.

She had cancer and knew she would die soon. The doctors discontinued chemotherapy a few months ago. On Monday morning she was really out of it, so her daughter took her to see the doctor. While she was in the waiting room she had a stroke. It was all over in a couple minutes.
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[*] posted on 9-11-2011 at 10:41


Quote: Originally posted by DED  
Quote: Originally posted by polydigm  
DED, you'd have been right at home at zappa.com before they introduced moderation. ;)

Anyway, I'm feeling pretty good today. It looks like things have gone pretty well.

Don't tell me, that this is something that could be subject of moderation in the States, I won't believe it.


ha! I take it as a joke! Americans can't hardly be accused of 'moderate' behavior! :biggrin:

Ed, things used to be a bit more wild and free on the zappa forum, some years ago. All sorts of crazy persons. Then moderators of all kinds flattened things out., sure. They kicked out jimmie d, the best non-cop we had.
But Geoff, I think it was the bullies that people got tired of. Those and the wanna-be bullies. Everyone knows that if bullies aren't given boundaries they take over.

You know this in your classroom. I like the positive outlook to class participation you have down there. In principle. With that model, you are showing your bosses the positive effect you are having on your own troublemakers. So much that when you are out, they lose it and get thrown out!
Or is my view too rosy?

BB, I liked the glowfest vid. I still dream of doing something like that here with projections. On a big canvas like a building, at night. Not waiting on Godot.

MTF, sorry to hear about your sister. Condolences to your wife.
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My condolences MTF, very sorry to hear about her.



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[*] posted on 9-11-2011 at 12:11


Sorry to hear your sad news MTF.

Punky, I'm one of those teachers who tries to meet the kids half way. The only time I get really pissed off is if they take advantage of that. Those kids that got suspended while I was away do tend to get into less trouble with me than other teachers but it wasn't because I was away, they're high on the list to get in trouble at the best of times and seem to reserve their worst behaviour for others. I just don't overreact to the relatively minor stuff, so things are less likely to escalate to the more major stuff. Mind you, it can be a bit trying at times.




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[*] posted on 9-11-2011 at 13:02


My condolences MTF.



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Quote: Originally posted by polydigm  
Sorry to hear your sad news MTF.

Punky, I'm one of those teachers who tries to meet the kids half way. The only time I get really pissed off is if they take advantage of that. Those kids that got suspended while I was away do tend to get into less trouble with me than other teachers but it wasn't because I was away, they're high on the list to get in trouble at the best of times and seem to reserve their worst behaviour for others. I just don't overreact to the relatively minor stuff, so things are less likely to escalate to the more major stuff. Mind you, it can be a bit trying at times.


Still staying in what I'm calling the 'positivist' frame, not reacting to the more minor stuff is just what my brother did for years as the only teacher in several districts that had any success at all with the behavioral disorderly kids. Just not react. The kids know the rules and if they want to diverge from that then they could do that, it just had to be elsewhere. And they weren't gonna get the reaction they expected from him. That was his whole deal. Most of those kids had troubled homes and were used to getting reactions for disruptions. That's how they normally got any attention at all.
In any event, it's an interesting topic.
He'd get hammered by authoritarian bosses who'd be upset because he wasn't consistently following policy that policed student's language. He didn't care about that. People get excited and say stuff but if they were on topic, following along and engaging with the material, he didn't see a big problem. for example. Some might say he was lenient, but he could show the students learned stuff and respected him to a degree because he was all about the topic.
I like how you put that: 'meeting them half way.'
Glad your recovery seems so swift.
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[*] posted on 9-11-2011 at 21:32


Man, that other forum is turning extremely nasty.
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[*] posted on 9-11-2011 at 23:33


I should bring back the "lyrics that describe JPFunk" thread.



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[*] posted on 10-11-2011 at 07:54


Wow, Bonny, looks like you did that ... <cough> ...



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[*] posted on 10-11-2011 at 16:40


The forum's down now, so it seems.



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