Thursday, June 16, 2005


The battle with between myself and Rician forces is over. Last night at 2200 hours, we moved in for our final assault with information garnered from master-code-breaker Noriyuki-Sensei. Within 15 minutes, it was all over, the rice was cooked and rather fluffy... I now have a base on which to build other meals... woohoo!

Secondly, had a minor teaching meltdown this week... though that may be exagerating a bit. My last lesson on Tuesday was an Encounter group lesson dealing with Interupting. I only had one student, it went well, we had fun, talked a bit about self-study before he left. I put all my things away like I usually do and headed on home around 9:15. The next evening, I had to teach the same lesson again... I go to the folder... no lesson. I look on my shelf, there's the textbook... but no lesson... A mini panic set in, though I knew I could teach without the materials... but a small searching frenzy ensued with the help of Scott and Stacy but the lesson didn't turn up. So I taught with no lesson plan and no materials, which went fine.... so I guess it wasn't really a "teaching" meltdown... So yesterday morning, I got in to work an hour and a half early to search for the missing lesson. Checked every classroom, every folder that made sense in the teacher's room, and reception... nothing.

Scott and I have come to a conclusion. Some time between Tuesday at 9PM and Wednesday at 6PM, a UFO landed on our building and dispatched a group of alien English teachers to come and seize this most excellent lesson. They will no doubt use it as a template to teach our language to generations of alien travellers, so I guess I should be kind of proud... they certainly wouldn't have gone through the trouble for a NOVA lesson... lol

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Anonymous Sean said...

Hey Mophonomoto Sensei,

There is one other option for the missing lesson on interrupting: a student has demonstrated his accute new knowlege on interruption by removing the lesson, thus interrupting you, the class, and all the people who helped look. See? No UFO's.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

So one time this week, I had a private student who hasn't come since I started. The old teacher told me the next unit was VP11B; no problem, right?

So then imagine my surprise when the student comes, and tells me that she's finished 11B and wants to do 12A.


Teaching a whole lesson. Private student. No preparation at all. Zero. Zip. Nada.

I actually pulled it off. Didn't have drill cards or anything (obviously), wasn't too bad.

Don't really want to do it again, but.

12:59 AM  
Blogger Michel Lafleur said...

After making their copies, the aliens returned the lesson to a different folder, one that 3 of us had checked... so it's back, and Stacy taught it on Saturday... sheesh.

9:48 PM  

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