It struck me as having the potential to be an Outrageous Fortune for the North Shore
Agreed - it actually wasn't too bad a watch. Lets just hope it keeps momentum.
one of my workmates used to read aloud to us from romance novels
Tried this with a couple of the gf's - post-vino's it was difficult to keep a straight face when you're gf's talking of 'throbbing shafts' etc
there is actually pretty much a specific page in the book where the characters first get it on
I imagine it's the page with the biggest 'doggie ears' and all those there after...
Quite possibly, depending on the Knowledge
I've never been an M&B fan but i have one gf who swears by them and another that only admits to reading them because she was living in Ohakune at the time. The rugby rendition however was cracker!
Meanwhile, if there are any of you out there who are, or have been, big romance novel readers, or moderate romance novel readers, drop me an email
...the inklings of a sequel to last weeks post perhaps?
It's the intrigue of them, don't you think? They're open-ended, riddles almost, so you are hooked into thinking about what they mean - quite different to being told what to do.
I'm not convinced teenagers have the attention span to interpret these types of questions for what they are. I'm certainly not undermining teenage intelligence by any means but while 'open-ended riddles' may be though compelling they can also have the opposite effect of being quite confusing.
... "Turn Up." .....I said - that's my rule - if you're not here, you won't succeed here - I'll be here - the rule applies to me as well - I hope you choose to follow it. Not sure if it was that or what I did in class that was the difference - but I didn't have a truancy problem.
Love your work! I expect this is the exact reason why you didn't have issues with truancy because you had created a relationship based on mutual respect with your students - which far outweighs any other form.
I used them with my students this year - and I think it confused them mainly. Some loved it - some went "Huh?
Hmm can't say i'm surprised even i'm confused. I'm certainly no expert but i do live with 3 teenagers whose language/slang and colloquialisms change from month to month. eg if you call someone handsome your actually saying they're ugly. If you put the prefix 'Joe' in front of a word it means the opposite e.g Joe-good means you suck. Perhaps an exercise of getting them to interpret these rules and re-writing them in their own language will improve their understanding and give them a sense of ownership over them? As i said i'm no expert, just an intrigued observer.
...MinEdu requirement, designed to ensure that schools weren't inventing pupils for funding purposes...
Goodness me - and to think i've spent the last 10 years thinking these people were completely retarded.
I completely agree with the 'why' (cause & effect) approach and find individuals are far more receptive when understanding 'why' Works on colleagues and is magic with my 4 & 14 year old too.
I was never particularly good at been 'bad' when I was growing up (ok I was a bit of a nerd) - despite hanging out with the 'cool' kids. Truth is the first time I ever wagged school I was 6th Form and a girlfriend and I got caught - pretty lame.
The following year (7th Form) they instituted the the worlds stoopidest (yes, its a real word) rule where one was able to write their own absence notes??? - omg what on earth were these people thinking? For those with a truancy history they were simply opening the flood gates, for those without it was an opportunity to test those boundaries without fear of being reprimanded and for others it was a chance to slip off the radar completely.
While I appreciate they were trying to instil some sense of responsibility in us there are certain decisions that a 17 year old, hormonal teenager should not be entrusted with - school vs snogging boyfriend definitely falls into this category.
Wellington Girls - 7th Form 1994 wagging (and i didn't unitil 7th form)
Naturally produced endorphins are a sure fire (albeit temporary) cure for the flu, manflu & anything in bewteen - if you get my drift (wink wink!!!)