Enter the Mentor. . .

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Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Steve Evil » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:45 pm

Well, today the University of Western Ontario formally gave me my Bachelor of Education.

They really gave me the third degree. :wink:

Now to get a job in the field. . .

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Moderator » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:53 pm

Conn-rad-u-lations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great nieuws, Steve.

So, you be edumacated now?????

(Seriously, great news.)
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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Duane » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:48 pm

Don't forget to teach the kids the most important thing:

BLACK SABBATH RULES!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Chuck Messer » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:19 am

Congratumalations!
Now that you are edumacated, you can now teech kidz how to talk gud. And spel.

Go git 'em, tiger!

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:50 am

Dylag, I didn't even know you went book learnin. Congrats, my friend. If you teach kids, try to inflict loads of Chomsky and Ellison on em.

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:15 pm

We are proud of our Stevo.

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Lori Koonce » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:04 pm

Congrats Steve

Now, if we could only get teachers like YOU in the states, I'd not have to worry about my neice and her education.

One can hope!

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Steve Evil » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:29 pm

Thanks guys, I'll certainly try my best!

(though the online additional qualification courses I'm taking are trying real hard to break me down before I've even started. . .)

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:04 pm

Lori, there are many good schools in America. The main thing is how poor is the school district and what color the students are.

Blacks tend to be sent to the worst schools.

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:06 pm

Dylag, this is another topic but I have a question about Canada's single payer system. I keep hearing that people have to wait long times for operations or cancer treatments. What do you say about that? Puts the hot light on him.

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Lori Koonce » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:52 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Lori, there are many good schools in America. The main thing is how poor is the school district and what color the students are.

Blacks tend to be sent to the worst schools.


I just recently talked to my Brother, neice's dad, and he was telling me things that would make your average person's hair stand on end when it comes to his daughter's school.

What it boils down to is that there is no faliure. We've become so worried about kids self esteem that we don't allow them to fail. That's a travisty in my book. Failure can teach you as much if not more than any success you may have.

and take it from one wh never really fit the formal education mold, we don't make enough space for those who learn differently from the crowd. *S*

Enough! I could go on for ever with my beef about American Education. But I don't wanna bore people.

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Douglas Harrison » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:29 pm

Way to go, Steve! I'm imagining you writing "Mr. Evil" on the board right now.

Best of luck landing a good gig.

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby NeonMosfet » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:48 pm

congradulations! Now you're Steve More Evil. Going for the Most degree?
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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Steve Evil » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:15 pm

NeonMosfet wrote:congradulations! Now you're Steve More Evil. Going for the Most degree?


That would take another five years. Maybe some day. :evil:

FrankChurch wrote:Dylag, this is another topic but I have a question about Canada's single payer system. I keep hearing that people have to wait long times for operations or cancer treatments. What do you say about that? Puts the hot light on him.


To this I can only answer with personal annecdotes. It is however, something quite close to me.

Dad - no wait
Brother - no wait
Grandma - no wait.

Three different people under three juristictions at three different hosptials. Each case, no wait, no pay.

That's not to say that nobody ever waits - it has happened, and needs looking into. But it is far from systemic failure your Right wing would have you believe, and certainly not the "Death Sentence" that Cindy once claimed over on the Pavillion.


Now, when it comes to education, the trouble here, there, and pretty much everywhere in the English speaking world (there doesn't seem to be much difference) is politics. State/Provincial governments try to generate votes by overhauling the education system and claiming they've achieved better results. So the system changes with each successive government for no other reason than to make the ruling party look good. Teachers, as public employees, are forced to go along, and their input is rarely sought after. I don't know of any other profession which is subject to so much outside interference.

Lori's right: in many juristictions, teachers cannot assign "zeros" or late penalties. Students can hand in work whenever they please, or not at all, and face no consequences. I haven't met a single teacher who thinks this is a good idea, but that's the idea that's in vogue, and so that's policy.

What have I gotten myself into?

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:49 am

Congrats Evil One!

Now you can subvert from within.

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