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  • abadnego2000
    Feb 1, 2005
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      Richard,

      That was way too funny. I had a friend in high school that used to
      draw in the answer spaces of his math tests. He was quite a good
      artist. Thanks again.


      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, purnakama2000
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello to a fellow teacher in the trenches,
      >
      > I was surprised to hear that British schools aren't that strict.
      > Somehow I always imagined quiet uniformed students and very large
      > and scary Headmasters.
      >
      > I like your idea of fining the students for swearing. I think I'll
      > try it starting tomorrow.
      >
      > I should have my next flight to NY paid for by the end of the
      week!:)
      >
      > Purnakama
      >
      > -- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, richard13_oxford
      > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Suchana,
      > >
      > > Thanks for your message.
      > >
      > > British schools aren't strict at all these days. Students are
      often
      > > swearing. So I started to fine them every time they swore in my
      > > lesson. It proved very effective.
      > >
      > >
      > > Richard
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, suchana27
      > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Dear Richard,
      > > >
      > > > Thank you for your humorous posting! I now see that the
      > strictness
      > > > of the British educational system and the demagogy of our
      > Argentine
      > > > one meet together: the children's souls are revolting against
      > > > 'history' and they see it with a very personal and unique angle,
      > > > which is so funny to read.
      > > >
      > > > Fortunately, the present days are offering them a few
      > compassionate
      > > > giants that will change history into a happier one.
      > > >
      > > > Don't worry about your students' marks; and consider this
      > aphorism
      > > > by Sri Chinmoy:
      > > >
      > > > (unofficial, too)
      > > >
      > > > "If you make a mistake
      > > > In spite of your best intentions,
      > > > Remember this mantra:
      > > > The past is dust."
      > > >
      > > > -Sri Chinmoy
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Yours,
      > > > Suchana
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
      richard13_oxford
      > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > (unofficial version)
      > > > >
      > > > > Aoccdrnig to the letsat rseearch at an Eslingh uinervtisy, it
      > > > dsone't
      > > > > mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are: the olny
      > iprmoatnt
      > > > > tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteers are in the rghit
      > pclae. The
      > > > > rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit
      > porbelm.
      > > > > Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by istlef but the
      > wrod
      > > > as
      > > > > a wlohe.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > ___________________________________________________________________
      > > > >
      > > > > As a teacher I mark 1000s of exam papers every year,
      generally
      > this
      > > > is
      > > > > pretty boring but it can be sometimes enlivened by a few daft
      > ideas.
      > > > >
      > > > > These are actual answers to English GCSE exams taken by 16
      > year
      > > > olds.
      > > > >
      > > > > **************
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Ancient Egypt was inhabited by mummies and they all wrote in
      > > > > hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and travelled by
      > > > Camelot.
      > > > > The climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have
      to
      > live
      > > > > elsewhere.
      > > > >
      > > > > The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them
      we
      > > > > wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is
      > a
      > > > female
      > > > > moth
      > > > >
      > > > > Actually, Homer was not written by Homer, but by another man
      > of
      > > > that name.
      > > > >
      > > > > Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving
      > people
      > > > > advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of
      > > > wedlock.
      > > > > After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.
      > > > >
      > > > > In the Olympic games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled the
      > biscuits,
      > > > > and threw the java.
      > > > >
      > > > > Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of
      > Gaul. The
      > > > > Ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going
      > to be
      > > > > made king. Dying, he gasped out: "Tee hee, Brutus."
      > > > >
      > > > > Joan of Arc was burn to a steak and was canonised by Bernard
      > Shaw.
      > > > > Finally, Magna Carta provided that no man should be hanged
      > twice for
      > > > > the same offence.
      > > > >
      > > > > In midevil times most people were alliterate. The greatest
      > writer
      > > > > of the futile ages was Chaucer, who wrote many poems and
      > verses and
      > > > > also wrote literature.
      > > > > Another story was William Tell, who shot an arrow through an
      > apple
      > > > > while standing on his son's head.
      > > > > It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg
      > > > invented
      > > > > removable type and the Bible. Another important invention
      was
      > the
      > > > > circulation of the blood. Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical
      > figure
      > > > > because he invented cigarettes and started smoking
      > > > >
      > > > > Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so
      deaf
      > he
      > > > > wrote loud music. He took long walks in the forest even when
      > > > everyone
      > > > > was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later
      died
      > of
      > > > this.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > During the Renaissance, history began. Christopher Columbus
      > was a
      > > > > great navigator who discovered America whilst cursing about
      the
      > > > > Atlantic. His ships were called the Nina, the Pinta, and the
      > Santa
      > > > Fe.
      > > > >
      > > > > The sun never set on the British Empire because the British
      > Empire
      > > > is
      > > > > in the East and the sun sets in the West.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > *********************************
      > > > >
      > > > > My personal favourite paper to mark, was completely empty,
      > apart
      > > > from
      > > > > one sentence.
      > > > >
      > > > > " Jesus, Please Help Me."
      > > > >
      > > > > I wanted to give it at least one mark, but it wasn't in the
      > mark
      > > > scheme.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Yours,
      > > > >
      > > > > Richard,
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