September 26, 2005
So Jason sure knows his shit...good points, and he didn't stick to the articles...gee, I hope my lecture/teaching day goes over as well as his...and he had candy, too! I like candy.
at September 26, 2005 2:32 PM
Seriously, though, the points he brought up were too, too true...and they relieved some of the tension or uncertainty that I've been feeling lately. Like when a nns refuses to do anything but nod at me, even when I know that they're not following me...so I was glad to hear that it's not just me, not just my rude, overbearing personality that was intimidating these kids into fearful agreement...and when the articles say something, well, I don't always buy it: I mean most of the articles have a feel as if they're written with real-world experience and future teaching in mind...but some of them are so wishy-washy, like they're being writeen with a purely hypothetical mindset...I guess what I'm trying to say is that a few of these authors seem utterly removed from the real world...and dealing with these issues on Thursday, discussing them with everyone, made me much more comfortable and confident...
Well, thank you Ben. I mean it. I was a bit nervous about that lecture and you didn't say a lot, or maybe I just thought I was talking a lot, which I didn't really want to do. I thought that maybe you thought that I was full of shit. Anyways, I'm glad it helped relieve some of your tension as you put it. Working w/ NNS students seems like it is the bulk of our work here, and I think we will probably have to talk about that kind of stuff again. But you are right, some of the article stuff is B.S. though. I just pick and choose what I think sounds and feels right ot me. Oh, glad ya liked the candy. Later...
Gee wiz Ben,
Isn't life great? And this job? And school? And life, 100% completely always and forever?
Okay, just giving you a little bit of shit. You're always so thrilled about everything which, I guess I don't really have any room to complain about or really torment about (even though I am sure that I will continue to do so on a daily basis).
I agree, though, this job is really pretty great. It's fun, satisfying and it teaches me something new every day. Plus, let's face all of the obviously great things that you might only learn once you've worked some shit jobs for a while: You don't have to dig anything, you don't have to sell anything, you don't have to clean anything, you don't have to fold anything, you don't have to wear a uniform, you don't have to stand up for too long during any one particular moment, you don't have to deal with drunk people, its on campus and it pays.
Basically it's sweet. So, although I make fun of you sometimes, I agree.
Also, I too liked the candy and Jason's ability to tell us so much about NNS. My only hesitancy in conversations when we talk about NNS is that we might be stereotyping a huge amount of people and specifying too many characteristics that might be true about certain individuals, but definitely will never be true about all of them, NNS or not.
Anyway, maybe I'll write more about that on my post.
I don't know yet.
Peace out Ben. To you, your hair and your kittens.
loved your post! We are especially different so why shouldn't our blogs all differ? One size does not likely fit all.