Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by czacza, Aug 28, 2018.
Aug 28, 2018
Just for fun...how did you choose your name here on atoz?
Mine is a family nickname
I think mine is obvious.
My last name starts with "C"--I'm not very original.
Mine is from Gordon Korman's MacDonald Hall series. Miss Scrimmage runs the finishing school for ladies, which is across the highway from the all-boys boarding school, MacDonald Hall. I loved these books in middle school and when I re-read them, they are still really funny. I don't think I'm at all like zany Miss Scrimmage, but I love her character.
Mine is based on a mispronunciation of my first name that I often heard when I was living abroad
Guess what I teach?
It's been the more-or-less universal internet handle of my adult life.
To give greater background, I am the sort that truly does love to road trip through random old highways and roads to little towns.
Video game fan. How can one not adore a character who is the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom?
When I taught high school 25 years ago, there were always some random names on the absentee list. One was “Student, Ima”. I remembered that and chose “Ima Teacher” when I first started on teacher rooms. I am Ima Teacher on every chat room I frequent now or have ever visited.
One of my coworkers at the last school I taught at in my hometown started calling me a "child whisperer" because my class was just so good. So smart, well-behaved, kind, helpful, just all around amazing angels. ANGELS, I TELL YA.
I really can't take all the credit though.
I just got really lucky that year with an amazing group of kids. I joined this forum right after that class I think. I have to look at dates.
Mine is my nickname and school initials.
Could be geometry or geography so it's not a dead giveaway. Heck, possibly even geology (earth science...)
Anyway mine is loosely based on my initials.
I chose Joyful! because I choose to find the joy in teaching year after year despite the challenges. I feel joyful that I have been so blessed!
I thought it was about the most common name I could think of... in hindsight, I might have picked John Smith.
One of my largest goals each year is to help children fall in love with reading. I still believe that books can lead us to so many wonderful places. That is how I decided the name readingrules. The number 12 was fairly random.
I figured out it would help my students if I said my name rhymes with Camel and 13 is the year I got married.
Your name is adorable. That was the name of my baby cat! He was called Zaza.
I was 14 when I fell in love with the idea of studying English Literature as a career. My English teachers in high school used to love my writing, and they used to call me "Little Shakespeare." It stuck with me all these years.
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