Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Teacher Bert's words of wisdom

Teaching has come to a close for this guy.(I am unimpressed)
We finish school next Friday but the tests have been given and kids now have the summer to forget everything I taught them. Before they left, we all took a group picture together so I had 27 printed out, gave each of them one and my Thai teacher a copy. Every student also made a memory box, little things you can put inside to remember when you are older like pictures, movie stubs, pictures or whatever. I had one when I was little and really enjoyed it. So I told them to put these things in their memory box and I gave them this small letter to them to help them later in life. I'm unsure how much this will help.

Teacher Bert's words of wisdom

1-Read anything in English. Read a library book. Read articles on the internet. Just READ!

2-When you are older, don't smoke. Nothing good will happen, I promise.

3-Travel. Go somewhere new. Eat different food, meet new friends, live in a new country. Learn about new places, the world is a big place. You will have fun, I promise.

4-Work hard. Don't be lazy. Do your homework, don't cheat and try your best.

5-Go outside and play. Don't spend all of your time playing video games or watching TV.

6-Be nice to your family. Play with your brother and sister. Respect your mom and dad. Help your family when you can, even if you don't want to.

7-Wear a helmet when you grow up and start driving. Accidents happen.

8-Save your money. Spending money is fun but try and save half for later. Trust me, saving and having a budget can be fun.

9-Go to sleep early. You need sleep to grow, get big and help you learn. Sleep is good.

10-Have fun. Whatever you do, try and have fun and do what makes you happy. Life is short, enjoy it.

Teacher Bert had a lot of fun with you guys this year. You are all very clever and funny. I will remember you guys forever. If you want to ask me any questions or send me pictures when you get older, my e-mail is bertbrandon@gmail.com. If you have any questions or need help with English I will try and help you. Good luck in P4, have a very safe and fun summer.

Teacher Bert.

"The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity." Robert Brault

Here is a video that has nothing to do with teaching and is also somewhat depressing about inequality in America.
http://mashable.com/2013/03/02/wealth-inequality/

2 comments:

  1. You are amazing Bert. I am so proud of you and I know your dad would be even prouder of all that you have accomoplished. Best to you in NZ.
    When are you coming home to Canada??
    Love, Aunt Liz

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  2. Thanks Aunt Liz! Tentative return date would be May of 2014 if I love New Zealand, if not maybe sooner. Unless I find a great teaching job that will pay me well maybe 2015? My mom is coming to visit me in the next year so that should hold me over until I come back. But once I do get back I will eventually leave again for either Japan or South America. Thanks for staying in touch with what I'm doing!

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