Keep up the good fight ladies and gentlemen

Discussion in 'General Education' started by stephenpe, May 25, 2018.

  1. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

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    The last time my job was posted Ronald Reagan was our President. The further he gets in my rear view mirror the better he looks. He had class. Sadly, my last class comes out in about about and hour or so. Teaching is so much more challenging now than it was then. They tie one hand behind your back, Move the bar up every year, Demand more and more skills from kids and then sit back and deride public schools. Well they can ##**& #*#&*&# #&&# . I know what teachers do for this country. And they are deserving of MUCH more respect and usually salary than is given them. I was a lucky one for 40 years, Loved my job, loved the kids, loved many of the parents and now have taught 100s of kids of kids and even a few grandkids. I have less than four hours left in my career. I will probably have time to post more here. THIS is a great forum for teachers. We need to stick together. I wish you all well and remember what we do is MORE IMPORTANT than most of you realize.............America needs us more than ever.
     
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  3. MrsC

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    Enjoy your last few hours!
     
  4. LouiseB

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    Congrats for your 40 years of service! You have made a difference for so many people!
     
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    Congrats! Forever summer, now! :-D
     
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    Pumpkin0926 Rookie

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    Teachers like you are the reasons why I do what I do- so inspiring.
    Congratulations, and enjoy your last few hours and have a FABULOUS summer!
    :)
     
  7. Joyful!

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    I'm so happy for your success! I'm sure many, many families are blessed by your dedication and instruction.
    Glad you'll still be around the forum!
     
  8. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

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    I have to add this. Many will probably think I am lying. I have told everyone my main objective after retiring is to write. Write something for schools, current events, a novel, on education or maybe just for therapy. Who knows but I have always wanted to write. Less than one hour left in my day I am on the playground with my last group of children. Talking to a former student who graduates this week. A man walks up to me who I have never met. He hands me his card and it says he is the general manager of three local weekly papers. He said I have read much of what you send in to the papers (letters stories etc,) He says "You obviously can write". Would you like a job? It was surreal. I have 30 minutes left in a job I've done for 40 years and a man offers me a job doing what I have ALWAYS wanted to do right before I am done. God gave me a serious sign there.
     
  9. Missy

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    Wow! Good luck in your new career!
     
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  10. LouiseB

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    This is to be!
     
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    Congratulations! 40 years is amazing. Enjoy your new adventures!!
     
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    Congrats on 40 years! To stick with anything for that long is to be celebrated, and to put all the work in over the years serving the public even more so. Enjoy everything that's to come!
     
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    I'm delighted for you and for your future readings, stephen!
     
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    Enjoy your retirement from your first career!
     
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    Master Pre-K Virtuoso

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    I know personally after taking some time off, it felt good to be back and enjoy good conversation. Please take care and do stop by to share more wisdom. And keep us updated on your adventures!
     
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    Congratulations on a career well-performed and a new door opening!!!
     
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