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He Kneeds To Calm Down

| Perth, WA, Australia | Learning | October 4, 2013

(My year-seven class participates in Friday afternoon tennis lessons at. Our coach isn’t a very nice or patient man. I have knee issues that prevent me from running; my classmates know this.)

Coach: “Okay [classmate] and [me], you’re up.”

(We walk to our spots and start hitting the ball back and forth. After the third time of me missing it due not being able to run to it, the coach has had enough.)

Coach: “Oh for heavens sake, run for it girl.”

Classmate: “But, sir, she can’t run; she has bad knees.”

Coach: “Well why isn’t she in wheelchair then? Get off my court!”

(I get upset and go sit against the fence followed by a couple of my friends until the end of lesson. Thankfully, a few of my classmates inform my teacher why I am upset when we get back to school. I am told I don’t have to go if I didn’t want to. The coach is later fired for swearing at some younger students for not hitting the ball properly.)

Leave Him To His Merry-Go-Round Mind

, | VA, USA | Learning | October 4, 2013

(I am student-teaching at a local elementary school. While supervising recess one day, a second-grade boy approaches him.)

Me: “Hey! What’s up?”

Kid: “How many kids would it take to lift you onto the merry-go-round, tie you down, and spin you until your brain exploded?”

Me: “Uh… I don’t know. Why?”

Kid: *ponders for a second* “It would probably take 10,000 of us.”

(The kid trots away contentedly, leaving me to wonder what is going on in his head.)

Objective To Adjective

| SC, USA | Learning | October 4, 2013

(I work as a tutor at a community college. We’re doing a team-building exercise where we have to name as many adjectives as possible that describe a good tutor.)

Other Tutor: *writing the words* “How about ‘patience?'”

Me: “That won’t work, ‘patience’ is a noun. We need adjectives, like ‘patient.'”

Other Tutor: “Oh, okay.”

(We brainstorm for several more minutes. I notice that ‘patient’ isn’t on the list.)

Me: “Did you add ‘patient?'”

Other Tutor: “You said that wouldn’t work!”

Me: “No, I said ‘patience’ wouldn’t work, because it’s a noun. ‘Patient’ is an adjective, so it’s okay.”

Other Tutor: “Oh! I’m glad you’re around to deal with that stuff; I can’t keep it straight.”

(Later in the day, we are chatting.)

Other Tutor: “So what do you teach here?”

Me: “Math, mostly, How about you?”

Other Tutor: “English.”

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Not Always Right | Right | October 3, 2013
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How You Feelin’?

| Right | October 3, 2013

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