Posts Tagged ‘students’

New Semester

January 13, 2010

It is the start of a new semester at the college.  There will be a new group of students starting classes that will run until springtime.  In the beginning there is excitement, with some apprehension, over what the new semester will bring to their lives.

As a teacher, they are the same classes that I have been teaching for years, but there is always something different.  Every class has its own personality.  Some are better than others.  Some are a joy to teach.  Some are more of a challenge, than a joy. 

Some things are certain.  Both the students, and I, will learn something through the time spent in the classroom. Both the students and I will have to do some work.  Sometimes hard work.  Sometimes inconvenient work.  Some students will not complete the semester.  Most will.  Some students will not be happy with their final grades.  Most will.  (I think.)  The time will pass.  May will come.  This semester will be over, and, after a break, we will begin again.

Isn’t it great?

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School Speech

September 9, 2009

Work hard.

Dream big.

Overcome adversity.

Take personal responsibility.

Contribute to society.

I certainly can’t say that I have any problems with the President’s speech to students.  I especially liked the part about taking personal responsibility.  I regularly pray for myself, my family and friends, that we will make good choices and good decisions. 

I pray for our country as well, that our governmental leaders will choose wisely in the decisions that are made on behalf of the country. 

I sometimes wonder if our country is not going down a different road.

Complain loudly.

Expect big things to be given to you.

Run over opposition.

Blame others for problems.

Take, take , take from those in society, who have anything left.

Perhaps we all need to listen to the President’s speech, and take it to heart.