Hello All,I would like to extend a jubilant hello from East Tennessee. I love this site and have shared it with many of my friends.My name is Chuck and I am a middle school science/social studies…Continue
"At work, which I would consider teaching middle school, I have to cater to a younger demographic. I have to work a little outside what I would consider my normal comfort zone. It is much more high energy and engaging with 12-14 y/o kids in a…"
"Chuck, welcome. By way of starting conversation, do you mind if I ask you some questions? I'm really curious about the teacher/coach dichotomy. Young men's minds and bodies are on completely different wavelengths if I remember correctly.…"
"Hi Chuck! I support you in your quest to instill good manners in the young, because it is a valuable lesson that all the schooling, degrees, and college accolades can't buy. Good manners make all the difference in getting that…"
"Good on you!! Middle school is the age where values can be really driven home. It just seems like the age where the lessons and talks really come together. I'm getting into teaching and I'm really aiming to teach middle or high…"
Hello All,I would like to extend a jubilant hello from East Tennessee. I love this site and have shared it with many of my friends.My name is Chuck and I am a middle school science/social studies teacher, as well as a high school baseball coach.Teaching and coaching are my two passions as well as making an attempt to instil old school values in my students and players. You would be amazed at the number of young men that lack basic etiquette and manners. My kids aggravate me a lot for acting…See More
"The current issue of Forbes magazine has an article about management expenses/loads for retirement accounts. 401(k) matches are certainly not as common as mainstream media would lead people to believe. Whenever I've been offered a…"
"Class thing, and your feelings about risk. Our emergency/unemployment is 6 months' expenses, a pretty typical rule of thumb from financial advisers. We'll never need it instantly, but we sure want it there even when stocks have…"
"No it is not selfish. All Christians should pray for a spouse, and God is pleased that you would come to Him with such a serious and life changing issue. He is much better at finding you someone than a matchmaker, a personals column or some online…"
Hey all,In an effort to both get my feet wet with fountain pens and to improve my handwriting, I purchased a Lamy Safari (I also have the refillable doohicky and a bottle of Quink) as well as the book "Write Now" by Getty/Dubay. The book was recommended in this group in an older discussion, that's why I bought it. While my handwriting isn't too bad by most people's standards, I'd like it to be excellent. I often take notes and when writing as fast as I can, my handwriting quickly becomes hard…See More
"With you getting your priorities right with God and praying for His highest and best for you in all areas of your life, including a wife, I believe He will begin to put thing sin motion that will bring the two of you together. There is nothing…"