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Old 04-24-2015, 03:25 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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That or a museum.
That, too.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:49 PM
 
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I hated school, so much so that at Commencement I told the Principal he'd never see me again. Never would my shadow darken a school house door ever again.





I am retiring in June after 31 years as a high school teacher.
Awesome.

As for me...yes and no. I look at school as a thing we all have to go through. Hopefully my kids' schools make it tolerable and even enjoyable. Though I can tell you that kids will always complain no matter how vast resources, extracurriculars and exceptional teachers are at their school. It's just a must do for them.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Spending the day in a museum or library is something I greatly enjoy too... but it has little to do with school. LOL
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:57 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Spending the day in a museum or library is something I greatly enjoy too... but it has little to do with school. LOL
It feeds the same need for me. I love learning. Matters not whether it happens in a classroom, at a museum, or on a website.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:10 PM
 
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Hated it. I wanted to stay home and watch Captain Kangaroo to the end of the show, and Chez Helene. Periodically counted how many days left to the end of the twelfth grade.

Wound up doing 10 years of college and four degrees (two doctorates). Who'd a thunk?
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I hated every minute of school and would have dropped out if my Mom hadn't hung in there and pushed me all the way. Now I look back and wish I had paid more attention in some classes, especially English. Pretty much everything I know now I learned after I graduated because I realized if I was going to make it in the business world I needed better speaking, writing, and math skills.

I think schools concentrate too much on the wrong things. For example, has anyone diagrammed a sentence lately ? I realize that exercise helps a person know how sentences are structured, but it just never made any sense to me at all.

I also think schools should teach life skills, like how to manage your money and simple things, like how to balance a checking account. Kids graduate and have no idea how any of that works.

Don
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I liked the "school" part of school. I was never good at the social aspect of it. Painfully shy as a child and a teen, had no friends in high school, quite literally.

I never tried to see beyond my own self imposed limitations, and was never pushed or encouraged, so I never went beyond high school.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I loved college. Least stressful time of my life (until now): no financial responsibility, a time of great self exploration and an opportunity to make lifelong friends.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:56 PM
 
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school was hell.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I LOVED school. I love learning.

I loved English and Literature and Math. I loved Science. History was "ok". I loved going to the library.

Learning is awesome.

My 2 favorite subjects were Math and Science. Algebra. Geometry. Dissecting cats and pigs and eyeballs was fascinating. Physics was amazing.

School was cool!
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