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The Best Teachers November 15, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Less IS More, People, Word Play.
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Aah . . . that’s better!

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1. William D'Andrea - November 15, 2018

I think that depends on what you’re looking at.
Right now I’m looking out my window, and see that the sky is grey. If that was all I know, I’d think that here on Long Island, it’s just going to be a cloudy day.
However, I’ve been watching the weather reports on TV. What the meteorologists are saying is that this afternoon there will be a heavy rain, changing to snow, which will leave a coating of 1 to 3 inches. Then later tonight, that it will change to rain, and the snow will be washed away by tomorrow morning.
What this means, is that I’m glad to have meteorologists telling me what I should know, so that I’ll be properly prepared.
Another thing. I don’t know how much people living today realize just how much we take for granted. Throughout most of history, the only way anyone could predict the weather, was by looking at the clouds in the sky above them. Now we have weather forecasts telling us that there will be a hurricane, 7 to 10 days in advance, so we’ll have an entire week to prepare for it.
Thank God for today’s meteorologists, who don’t just show us, but tell us what will happen.

nrhatch - November 15, 2018

But who taught the weather forecasters and meteorologists?

Did they learn by being told what would happen? Or by being shown where to look (and what to look for) in the atmosphere in order to increase the accuracy of their predictions?

2. Kate Crimmins - November 15, 2018

Very true. I had so few of them.

nrhatch - November 15, 2018

Being spoon-fed doesn’t allow us to grow our own muscles.

Kate Crimmins - November 15, 2018

I don’t think free thinking was in vogue when I went to school back in the dark ages! 🙂

nrhatch - November 15, 2018

There was a lot of rote memorization ~> we learned about the dates and places of battles (e.g., the war of 1812, the battle of Hastings) without any understanding of the “why” of wars.

3. Ally Bean - November 15, 2018

Not so sure that my teachers in elementary and middle school were onboard with that idea. But I like it now, as an adult.

nrhatch - November 15, 2018

Yup. We can give someone a “fish” . . . or teach them to “fish” for themselves.

4. joyroses13 - November 15, 2018

Great quote and so true!

nrhatch - November 15, 2018

My niece started teaching HS Math (algebra and geometry) this year in Miami. As a result, this teacher quote caught my eye.

joyroses13 - November 15, 2018

Good luck to your niece!!

nrhatch - November 15, 2018

She’s doing great and enjoying being in the classroom.

5. Tippy Gnu - November 15, 2018

I guess ultimately, we are our own best teachers. And that’s nice, because I don’t like pop quizzes.

nrhatch - November 15, 2018

How do you feel about pop music? 😉

Tippy Gnu - November 15, 2018

This sounds like a pop quiz.

nrhatch - November 16, 2018

Exactly! 😛

6. Jill Weatherholt - November 15, 2018

Fantastic quote, Nancy!

nrhatch - November 15, 2018

Thanks, Jill. I wonder if this post would qualify for the laziest post eva award! 😆

Jill Weatherholt - November 15, 2018

No…that will be mine, tomorrow. 🙂

nrhatch - November 15, 2018

Good for you! ~> Strategic “Laziness” is a Good Thing!

7. rivergirl1211 - November 16, 2018

Teaching is such an under appreciated profession. When you have a good one, they can open your world.

nrhatch - November 16, 2018

Yes! My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Hettrick, encouraged me to “read without restriction” (at the 8th grade level) and urged me to join the Creative Writing club after school.

She fostered my love of words . . . Big Time!

rivergirl1211 - November 16, 2018

I had a creative writing teacher like that as well…. someone who could make you see the world differently and not be afraid to question it. A special teacher who touches a child, is a rare gem indeed.

nrhatch - November 17, 2018

So true!

8. L. Marie - November 19, 2018

This is good advice for me! I’m coaching a new author, and am learning myself how to show her where to look in order to change her manuscript without doing it myself.

nrhatch - November 19, 2018

That’s empowering . . . for her and for you! 😀


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