Saturday, August 13, 2005

Two Beautiful Women, Next to No Computers

You know what's a great feeling? Getting up early (I know, I know, stay with me here), getting a job done around the house that'd been looming over your head for a long time, then coming back in the house and, with a glance down the hall at your room, knowing that there are two beautiful ladies asleep in your bed (wife and newborn daughter -- y'all behave, now!). Awesome feeling of peace.

Must needs go back up to school, for yesterday we were struck by the computer demons: with T-2 days until school starts, no more than five teachers (out of upwards towards 100) could sign in to and thus gain any access to their computers. Thus, how many syllabi got written, approved and printed off? Right! Not a whole heapin' heckofalot. Thus, I go, after having revamped said syllabus from home and printed it off, both to get it approved by the principal as suitable for copying and mass distributing to hoards of delinqu--I mean, classes of learners, excuse me--and to finish decorating my (new and much larger!) room in time for Monday.

Am excited, however, because I get to try out TPRS for the second time this coming year; looking forward to making improvements and seeing even more of an increase in learning happening than what I saw last year!

6 comments:

Ian said...
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Ian said...

TPRS sounds very interesting. I'd only heard about it briefly during my ESL teaching certificate [it was mentioned as one of the methods used]. Is it very popular in the US? We tend to be more aligned with European and British trends down here.

Prayers for your busy time! God bless.

Paige said...

My school starts in nine days, and we have no textbooks. By "we" I don't mean students--which would be bad enough--but instructors. We also don't have contracts, parking passes, HEALTH INSURANCE, or any way to contact out department head, who is conveniently on vacation. I may be teaching high school as well if this keeps up.

Karl Thienes said...

"knowing that there are two beautiful ladies asleep in your bed..."

Watching my wife and 6 month old daughter asleep together is one of the most amazing sights....

Aaron said...

indeed Bryan, tis a beautiful thing! Another great moment i have over and over is looking to the back seat of our wagon and seeing two car seats. I don't exactly know why i experience such a rush at *this* particular scene, but it gives me so much joy...the moment usually involves whispers of, "thank you, thank you, thank you" under my breath.

Happy feast to you and yours!

Mimi said...

Happy Feast Day and beautiful post!