Thanks. Now if anyone feels the need to send me a retirement gift (Studio Jr.) I would definitely feel embarrassed. But I wouldn’t want to offended anyone by sending it back. :)
Of course I am kidding. I wouldn’t feel embarrassed, for more than a minute.
I am curious as to any insights you retiree’s might be able share. I want to retire but part of me doesn’t. I know I’m nuts.
I'm pretty sure, given your profession, that that's nothing more than Stockholm syndrome. Don't worry, I have faith in your ability to recover :P
Job (supposedly) well done, and congratulations!
I'm sure you passed with flying colours and next year you'll be in the smartypants class ;-)
Congrats! I did not know you taught physics
Wow. The end of an era. I just hit the 15 year mark myself, so I've still got at least 15 more to go :P
@Skyline treasure each of those years. You don’t know how many lives you have touched until it’s over.
To this day there are teachers I've had from primary and high school that I still think about, though some I can't talk to anymore. One guy in particular flipped his shit because the class wasn't paying attention then he yelled about how much he spent on teaching materials that he personally didn't need— that shut us up and it's stuck with me since.
Another one, my Filipino teacher in primary, knew I was horrible with the language (ha-ha yes) and gave me pointed hints at what to review for finals. Maybe that was cheating, but I did well in the class and didn't lose honours. Perhaps my moral code is compromised, but I maintain that was more kindness than laziness on her part.
School isn't a "natural" environment, and kids definitely feel that. Fuck, I still do. It's good teachers that make learning truly fun and make a difference in people's lives, not just teaching curriculum but also teaching how to be human (IMO, IME, AFAIK, etc). I'm stopping before I get teary eyed :))
Congratulations - you've made it. Now go listen to some Firesign Theater and consider the future.
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