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Old 04-30-2010, 11:45 AM  
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Totally Dumbstruck....

I was served a great big serving of humility today.... I was honored today, totally unexpectedly: I was honored as our school's "teacher of the year." In a school of 2100, with a staff of 130...it's something I'd never seriously thought about (despite a runner-up finish in a different sort of statewide competition a few years back--one base more on scholarship; this award is totally different...voted on by teachers, staff, parents, and students.)



I honestly don't mean this to toot my own horn, because I was honestly dumbstruck. In case you hadn't noticed, I have a penchant for ruffling feathers and speaking my mind, which inevitably leads to ticking some folks off....

Honestly, this is the kind thing I never really expected. To me, it's "political" enough and enough of a popularity contest of sorts....that a loose-cannon like me isn't going to be among the first to be considered. Anyway, I was really surprised.

But tonight, I'll have to hoist a few in celebration. Have a good weekend folks.

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Old 04-30-2010, 01:14 PM   #31
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:25 PM   #32
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:27 PM   #33
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:29 PM   #34
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That's awesome. I'm very happy for you.

Obviously, Taco John was right. It's a shame that a government teacher such as yourself knows nothing about government.

In fact, you know so little you were awarded teacher of the year.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:56 PM   #35
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Thanks for the expressions of support.

I'm still pretty suprised, given that I'm one who tends to rock the boat. But I'll take it.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:17 PM   #36
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:26 PM   #37
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:24 PM   #38
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:30 PM   #39
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:30 PM   #40
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:41 PM   #41
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:42 PM   #42
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Very Cool, My uncle has gotten teacher of the year and he felt the same way, people notice good things.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:47 PM   #43
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:08 PM   #44
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far out, dude...

you have done us proud, rob...

and just like we say to the men and women who serve in the military, thank you for your service...

it is a great responsibility to be entrusted with the development of young minds...

and you have obviously done a great job...

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Old 04-30-2010, 04:10 PM   #45
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I think we're all pretty dumbstruck.

But you know, once you've been there long enough, you're pretty much obligated to get it.



Nice job, Mr. Kotter.

But I don't think "humility" is what you got today. Humility is like when I look down at a paper I had written for a class and it says C- on it and then I realize I'm not so smart after all.
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