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« on: 17/05/2004 02:46:56 »
I was on this site quite a bit last summer but got busy and when I came back to catch up I found my password had left my mind. This is a sign of old age I fear so I changed my name and am thrilled to be back and catch up on the postings. I love this site...have we designed a t-shirt yet?
 

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« Reply #1 on: 17/05/2004 03:55:52 »
What was your previous name?   Maybe exodus or chris could reset your password. (I can't)

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« Reply #2 on: 17/05/2004 12:51:37 »
I was Broca and initially got on the site because I was trying to find out information about Hershsprungs. My nephew has Hersprungs and I was hoping that with the onset of cloning that more colon could be cloned and he could be free of the colostomy. He has so little left that it can not be reattached at this time. I think it will also be a problem as he grows and the length of it is pulled more taunt. No one could help me with this question at the time, but I did find a great new site that I have missed and am glad to be back on! :-)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 17/05/2004 13:06:12 »
You should definitely email chris@thenakedscientists.com he should be able to rejuvenate you as Broca

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« Reply #4 on: 17/05/2004 15:20:48 »
Thanks...I'll do that!
I liked being Broca! :-)
















 

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Re: Back for moref un!
« Reply #5 on: 17/05/2004 16:11:29 »
quote:
Originally posted by Fossil

Thanks...I'll do that!
I liked being Broca! :-)




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Re: Back for moref un!
« Reply #6 on: 17/05/2004 22:00:56 »
Hey, Broca!  Welcome back!
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« Reply #7 on: 17/05/2004 22:35:39 »
Hey everyone....nice to see ya!!! <waving>
 

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« Reply #8 on: 18/05/2004 00:34:33 »
Nice to see you too, but you're still "Fossil", Broca!

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« Reply #9 on: 18/05/2004 03:09:33 »
Yay, Broca.  I wondered where you went.  And by the way, I got the DaVinci Files ( was that it) and it was a great book.  Thanks for the lead.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 18/05/2004 03:32:35 »
I'm glad you got the book, Dan Browns other books are pretty good as well. As long as you don't call me a Fossil Tweener! <grin>
 

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« Reply #11 on: 18/05/2004 08:52:30 »
Broca / Fossil - read your email - I can release your old user for you if desired.

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« Reply #12 on: 18/05/2004 21:25:21 »
I didn't call you "a" fossil - just fossil. [:)]

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« Reply #13 on: 19/05/2004 00:21:10 »
Hey Doc I read my mail when I got to school today...Just tell me what you need me to do! Thanks...and Tweener..I know you didn't and I thank you for that! <grin>
 

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« Reply #14 on: 20/05/2004 02:37:46 »
OK  I am back as Broca!  Yippiiee!!!!!  Thank you Chris. Ahhhh the name feels like a comfortable old sweatshirt!
So...How are we all doing? <grin>
 

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« Reply #15 on: 20/05/2004 03:21:45 »
Yay, Broca's back!
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« Reply #16 on: 20/05/2004 04:39:29 »
Hoorayyy Broca!  Welcome back!

You've got some catching up to do!  Notice that Donnah is past 1000 posts now (well past) and Chris is probably going to get there in the next few days.  So, I we're all just hooked on this forum.  And that's great.

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« Reply #17 on: 20/05/2004 12:30:38 »
I've got a TON of catching up to do...you are so right. I am up to the challange people...look out! <laughing>
 

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« Reply #18 on: 20/05/2004 12:40:42 »
Yayy...welcome Back Brocalli (sorry).....even though I'm a relative newbie.....*big cheeky grin*

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« Reply #19 on: 20/05/2004 18:46:22 »
Ya Neil, a newbie who's going to blow past me for the most posts in no time!  Chris probably has more posts than me if you count all his identities.
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« Reply #20 on: 20/05/2004 19:57:04 »
quote:
Originally posted by Donnah

Ya Neil, a newbie who's going to blow past me for the most posts in no time!  Chris probably has more posts than me if you count all his identities.



...but at least your posts are worthy....mine are mostly trite !!...with you it's quality...with me...I don't even want to say.....

And yes....Chris....he's a schizoid Posterer (is that grammatically correct?)...hmmm..I wonder how many others there are ?

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« Reply #21 on: 21/05/2004 00:19:49 »
Oh pu-leease!  Many of my posts are bantering with you, and I don't have your knowledge of sound systems (which I'll be tapping when I'm rich enough to buy the one I want).  I'm a Jill of all trades, almost master of one or two.
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« Reply #22 on: 21/05/2004 10:30:38 »
......but my knowldge of Hi Fi and Audio Visual Systems would probably serve me better on a Hi Fi Forum, but I love science too. Thanks Donnah.

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« Reply #23 on: 26/05/2004 01:36:44 »
ok ok  how did we go from a post that was ALL about me.....to electronics! <stomping foot and pouting! >
I guess I need to blame that on Neil because he called me brocalli...WHAP! <grin>
Anyone reading the book  Portrait of a Killer..Jack the Ripper case closed...good book.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 26/05/2004 03:03:11 »
You'll have to forgive Neil - he's the expert at derailing topics and leading us off in new and completely unexpected directions!  Keeps everyone on their toes!

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« Reply #25 on: 26/05/2004 03:29:05 »
Well, I will forgive him this time. <sigh> :-)
 

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« Reply #26 on: 26/05/2004 03:56:11 »
OK, so lets swing this topic back to all about you!

Tell us about you!  Where are you?  What do you do for a living?  What do you do for fun?  What is your background?  I saw in one of your posts something about teaching 4th graders about plasma.  That must be fun!

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« Reply #27 on: 26/05/2004 23:30:40 »
I teach in a town on the shore of Lake Ontario in New York State. Today our theme was earthworms. I did not know that the largest earthworm was found in South Africa and was 22 feet long. WOW EH? I beleive that the inquisitivness we are born with should be nurtured and cultivated throughout life inorder to make learning, and life interesting. We always want new ideas and yet we want kids to conform inside the "box". I beleive that can not be true. In 4th grade we have 5 state tests and there is enough "inside the box" thinking that has to take place because of them. I want students to be able to have an intelligent discussion with anybody about anything so that means bringing a lot of knowledge and schema to the class and having them make a lot of connections with the information. I have had so much luck with my students though, they really work hard for me and they do extremely well on the tests and they also seem to take verbal and written life skills with them. I read a book called "How to think like Einstein". It was in some ways a very basic motivational book but also linked this great mind with things we can do as people and as teachers to facilitate the perpensity for life long learning. I like to have the kids think they are thinking like Einstein, that in itself seems to motivate and build esteem. We are the only ones who hold ourselves back. If you can read and write you can do and be anything....cliche?   I think not!
 

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« Reply #28 on: 26/05/2004 23:31:34 »
ok...enough about me............. <laughing>
 

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« Reply #29 on: 27/05/2004 03:51:43 »
Broca, I love your teaching style.  I think public education generally teaches children to think inside the box so that there will be a constant supply of "worker bees".
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« Reply #30 on: 27/05/2004 05:22:13 »
Very good!  I love your attitude about teaching and learning.  I wish there were more like you.  I know there are, just not enough.

Keep laughing!

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« Reply #31 on: 27/05/2004 16:35:06 »
Soz about calling you Brocalli ...Broca..........I wish I was in your class though....I could have done with a teacher like you.....probably would have stopped me from daydreaming all day !!

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« Reply #32 on: 27/05/2004 18:02:20 »
Thanks, we do seem to laugh a lot in here! I think it is a privledge to teach. So, what about you guys?
 

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« Reply #33 on: 27/05/2004 18:06:03 »
Neil....hunny......We would have had a riot together in class. Well, when you weren't in the office. :-)
 

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« Reply #34 on: 28/05/2004 03:50:15 »
Me was norty quite a lot !!.....was anybody else naughty at school ?

Broca.....(it's sooooooooo tempting to call you a green fluffy vegetable !!)...anyway.....you should check out the thread 'Hail To Science Teachers'.......it's all gooey and nice about teachers and will make you feel nice and gooey too  !!!

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« Reply #35 on: 28/05/2004 17:40:39 »
Thanks Neil, I will do that.
 

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« Reply #36 on: 30/05/2004 23:14:23 »
quote:
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Me was norty quite a lot !!.....was anybody else naughty at school ?

Was?

Report cards frequently said I daydreamed.  Doesn't anyone when they are bored and unchallenged?
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« Reply #37 on: 31/05/2004 22:37:18 »
You are right Donnah, people do just that. It is a shame that more attemts were not amde made to reach evetry students learning style, and yet so much of that research wasn't done until recently. I would like to say though, it is also common sense I would think as a teacher...if a kid is bored...re-think what you are teaching or how you are teaching it, it is too hard or too easy. We can not simply teach to the middle road anymore!
 

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« Reply #38 on: 01/06/2004 00:11:22 »
I was "prone to mischief", but for the most part I couldn't get into much trouble - I knew I would get shot when I got home.  And there was NO way to keep a secret since my mom was a teacher in that small school.  I was a "good kid" but every once in a while....something would happen that just couldn't have been done by a "good kid", but really couldn't have been conceived by anybody else.

In my school, they didn't (and still don't) "teach to the middle road" - they teach to the bottom, the lowest common denominator.  In Arkansas, that is usually VERY low indeed.

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« Reply #39 on: 02/06/2004 03:44:28 »
It is a very prevelant thing that parents do not support their childrens' teachers. It makes it difficult when kids come to school and tell me they did not do their homework because they had girl scouts or soccer. Are extra activities important...yes...but so is homework...and I do not give much. I think that kids need to get in the habit of some work at home as the amount increases as they grow older. We need to set the habit early. I am sorry they teach to the low, if teachers raise the bar kids will achieve more.