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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.”

October Themed Story Giveaway: Liars & Scammers!

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

| Right | October 3, 2013

I Want To Like People

| Right | October 3, 2013


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