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YsaPur EsChomuw 03-15-2010 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brynn (Post 421362)
Yes! ... I'm taking a nap.

That's the right attitude!



Maybe it will self-heal in a week or too. My copy machine did that, too, a month or so ago.

Stephi_B 03-16-2010 02:34 PM

gymnasien can seriously kiss my ass :p (i've just x-ed them out, that is de-clicked them, in my online application thing to - one day ;) - become a proper teacher)

quoting wikipedia so you know what i mean:
Quote:

German Gymnasiums

German Gymnasien are selective schools. They have the self-perception of offering the academically most-promising youngsters a quality education that is in most cases of no cost (and in other cases of rather low cost). Gymnasien may expel students who academically underperform behind their classmates, or behave in a way that is seen as unacceptable. Pupils study subjects like German, mathematics, informatics, physics, chemistry, geography, biology, arts, music, physical education, religion, history, philosophy, civics/citizenship[1] and social sciences. They are also required to study at least two foreign languages. The usual combination is English and French or English and Latin, although many schools offer combining English or, in some cases, French, with another language, most often Spanish, Ancient Greek or Russian. Religious education classes or "ethics" classes are compulsatory. The student however is allowed to choose which of this classes he attends.[2] In some of the German States even those attending religion courses have to visit ethics (Berlin) or classes in ethics, humanist studies and religious education (Lebenskunde, Ethik, Religion - LER) (Brandenburg).

For younger students nearly the entire curriculum of a Gymnasium is compulsory; in higher grades more elective subjects are available, but the choice is not as wide as in, for example, a US high school.

Although some specialist Gymnasien have English or French as the language of instruction, at most Gymnasien lessons (apart from foreign language courses) are conducted in High German.

The number of years gymnasium differs between the States of Germany. It consists of six to seven years in Berlin and Brandenburg (primary school includes six years in both as opposed to four years in the rest of Germany) and newly eight in Bavaria, Hessen and Baden-Württemberg among others. While in Saxony and Thuringia students have never been taught more than eight years in Gymnasium (by default), nearly all states are going to provide Abitur after 12 years in primary schools and Gymnasium ( the bulk of German Gymnasien up-to-date provide Abitur after 13 school years ). The Abitur exams which complete the Gymnasium education are centrally drafted and controlled (Zentralabitur) in almost all German States and provide a qualification to visit any university.

The vast majority of Gymnasien is public and does not charge tution fees. Article 7, Paragraph 4 of the German constitution, forbids segregation of students according to the means of their parents (the so called Sondierungsverbot). Therefore, most private Gymnasien have rather low tuition fees and/or offer scholarships.
i have made nasty experiences with the second school i work for (and last friday i have semi-quit the the job there - god bless i have my first school, a gesamtschule with 'gymnasialer oberstufe'!!, something like comprehensive school, quasi everyone can attend it and if bright+lucky enough reach the same academic degree than those from gymnasium), but then it's the system: gymnasien shall educate an "elite" and so they work on the principles of strict hierarchy and concurrence and sanctions towards those (and not only towards students....) who "malfunction" in one way or the other.
i mean, it's not 100% paradise on school #1 (in one of my 10th grade math classes i'll have the class' social worker - yes, the middle grades have their own social workers.... and they need them! - helping me from friday on to maintain some minimal discipline), but then even the wild kids are open and straight-talking, and the colleagues (mostly ;)) cooperate 150% and whenever somebody (teacher, student, social worker) can help you, they do. on that fukken gymnasium i never knew where i stood and none of the chemistry a**es (sorry, but it's like that) helped me, or only did so to make me look bad / them look good. yeah and those kids who want to learn at school #1 are supersweet :):) and it's total fun to teach them. and i generally feel so very at home at this school! :)
on fukken school #2 (i only have to give some math there now and some ersatz hours for sick/absent colleagues till they've reduced my contract with them, and when this contract expires on 7/7 they'll never gonna see me again :p) i felt like a total stranger, and i don't really like the kids there, most of them are rather spoilt single childs, some of them have their private teachers for their parents want to push them through no matter what. that's no good whatsoever methinks. i often feel like i'm not there to teach but to entertain the kids. ok, i had got the worst 7th grade in chemistry there (what a mess!! :eek:), the other 7th graders (math - those courses who don't get the bi-monthly extra math training for "the bright ones", i always have to insist in my courses that they don't call themselves "the dumb ones") are quite OK, and the 9th graders (math, also those who don't get extra math) are even quite nice. nevertheless i won't grow old there. i'd grow tremendously sick there.... :mad:

Frieda 03-16-2010 03:08 PM

^thank goodness the gymnasium i went to in the nether regions is different! :eek:

lukkucairi 03-17-2010 04:44 PM

Love is a word that is constantly heard,
Hate is a word that is not.
Love, I am told, is more precious than gold.
Love, I have read, is hot.
But hate is the verb that to me is superb,
And Love but a drug on the mart.
Any kiddie in school can love like a fool,
But Hating, my boy, is an Art.

- Ogden Nash

Marcus Bales 03-19-2010 12:02 PM

Eager Beavers

There'll always be a need for God
Because his true believers
With bomb and rope and firing squad
Are very eager beavers.

They kill and maim to laud His name
And terrorize the people
Who pray and raise their kids in shame
To build another steeple.

It never seems to do much good:
Their God does not protect them
Because, just as He knew they would,
Revenge and rage infect them

Another generation's hell
Destroys new generations;
Preserving hate preserves as well
His future congregations.

Stephi_B 03-19-2010 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lukkucairi (Post 421415)
Love is a word that is constantly heard,
Hate is a word that is not.
Love, I am told, is more precious than gold.
Love, I have read, is hot.
But hate is the verb that to me is superb,
And Love but a drug on the mart.
Any kiddie in school can love like a fool,
But Hating, my boy, is an Art.

- Ogden Nash

!

:)

Stephi_B 03-19-2010 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frieda (Post 421388)
^thank goodness the gymnasium i went to in the nether regions is different! :eek:

my gymnasien (been on 3 of them - 2 i've left moments before they kicked me out :D :p ;) ) haven't been neither.... or, as a pupil one doesn't see the big picture and the behind the scenes thing?

btw, my boss (i.e. headmistress of school #1) herself would likewise never again work at a gymnasium. she's oene of my kind :)

oh and i wanna announce:

FEIERABEND - NOW!!

brightpearl 03-19-2010 03:27 PM

I just realized my son changed my user title to "i like fried chicken".

It's probably been that way for weeks.

Marcus Bales 03-19-2010 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brightpearl (Post 421461)
I just realized my son changed my user title to "i like fried chicken".

It's probably been that way for weeks.


No -- it's only been "fried chicken" for a short while. Don't ask what it was before.

lukkucairi 03-19-2010 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brightpearl (Post 421461)
I just realized my son changed my user title to "i like fried chicken".

It's probably been that way for weeks.

oh, and here was me thinking you were being metaphorical :rolleyes:

Frieda 03-20-2010 06:29 AM

it was benign! just an a-typical mole, not even pre-malignant yet. :):)

Marcus Bales 03-20-2010 09:25 AM

b9 is the best bingo call, too

YsaPur EsChomuw 03-20-2010 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frieda (Post 421478)
it was benign! just an a-typical mole, not even pre-malignant yet. :):)

:) CeleBRAte!

lukkucairi 03-20-2010 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frieda (Post 421478)
it was benign! just an a-typical mole, not even pre-malignant yet. :):)

good stuff!

Coffee 03-20-2010 01:36 PM

\O/ Yay!! \O/


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