From - Thu Jun 01 18:39:37 2000 Return-Path: Received: from ([]) by (Post.Office MTA v3.5.2 release 221 ID# 0-12345L500S10000V35) with ESMTP id net for ; Thu, 1 Jun 2000 05:45:16 -0500 Received: from ( []) by (8.9.3/8.9.3) with SMTP id FAA13979 for ; Thu, 1 Jun 2000 05:44:49 -0500 (CDT) Received: (qmail 4840 invoked from network); 1 Jun 2000 10:48:26 -0000 Received: from ( by with SMTP; 1 Jun 2000 10:48:26 -0000 Received: from LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU by LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU (LISTSERV-TCP/IP release 1.8d) with spool id 16682507 for FLTEACH@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU; Thu, 1 Jun 2000 06:48:17 -0400 Approved-By: FLTEACH@SNYCORVA.CORTLAND.EDU Received: (qmail 28733 invoked from network); 1 Jun 2000 02:25:20 -0000 Received: from ( by with SMTP; 1 Jun 2000 02:25:20 -0000 Received: from ( []) by (8.6.12/8.6.12) with ESMTP id VAA00743; Wed, 31 May 2000 21:51:27 -0400 X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.5 [en]C-CCK-MCD {Cablevision} (Win95; I) X-Accept-Language: en MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Message-ID: <> Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 22:36:14 -0400 Reply-To: Sender: Foreign Language Teaching Forum From: Dan & Diane Warzoha Subject: Teachers will relate to this! Comments: To: John Porter , Kathy West , Strange Don To: FLTEACH@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU X-Mozilla-Status: 8005 X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000 X-UIDL: Real teachers grade papers in the car, during commercials. in faculty lounges and have even been seen grading in church. Real teachers cheer when they hear April 1 does not fall on a school day Real teachers drive older cars owned by credit unions. Real teachers clutch a pencil while thinking and make notes in the margins of books. Real teachers can't walk past a crowd of kids without straightening up the line. Real teachers have disjointed necks from writing on boards without turning their backs on the class. Real teachers are written up in medical journals for size and elasticity of kidneys and bladders. Real teachers have been timed gulping down a full lunch in 2 minutes, 18 seconds. Master teachers can eat faster than that. Real teachers can predict exactly which parents will show up at open house. Real teachers never teach the conjugations of lay and lie to eighth graders. Real teachers know the shortest distance and length of travel time from their claasroom to the office. Real teachers can "sense" gum. Real teachers know the difference among what must be graded, what ought to be graded, and what probably should never again see the light of day. Real teachers buy Advil and Excedrin in bulk. Real teachers wil eat anything that is put out in the teacher's lounge/workshop Real teachers know secreataries and custodians run the school. REAL TEACHERS HEAR THE HEARTBEATS OF CRISIS, ALWAYS HAVE TIME TO LISTEN; KNOW THEY TEACH STUDENTS, NOT SUBJECTS; AND THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY NON-EXPENDABLE.
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