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Posted - 05/25/2007 :  13:15:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was just the opposite ... Math was my weakest subject through high school, but once I got to university I started to excel at it. I eventually became a financial analyst. I think actually using math for a practical application made all the difference for me.

On the other hand, I was always tops in my class in English, now I'm fairly awful at it. I think it's the result being absent from the professional world for over a decade, and falling into bad habits using casual written communication. The internet has had a horrible influence on my language skills.

What characteristic do you value most in a teacher?




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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2007 :  15:05:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting question, Pesky, and one that comes up often in interviews. Plus, it's something you have to think about if you're writing an educational philosophy. If fact, I'm reading a book right now, "Teaching with Love and Logic", that deals with this subject. I don't know if just one characteristic could be picked. Teachers need to know their subject matter, be empathetic to students and relate, have enthusiasm, be flexible, be able to differentiate instruction, etc. Maybe it's not a good idea for a teacher to answer this question.

What subject have you never been able to master, no matter how much studying or help you recieve?


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Bee
Mediwizard

846 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2007 :  15:23:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
None! But that's because I'm a big old lazy quitter. I don't stick with anything unless I'm good at it, so I've never persevered with anything out of my comfort zone to see if I could master it - with the exception of maths, which was compulsory at school (and I did master it in the end). One subject in which I always underperformed at school was Business Organisation - I just don't have a business brain at all. I only took it because I was told it was an easy subject - lots of my friends took it as well and they thought it was a breeze, but I hated it so much I ended up transferring into Chemistry, which would generally be considered much more difficult. Home Economics was also horrific, but I was forced into that against my will. Cooking and sewing are two things I'll probably never master no matter how hard I try. Fortunately, I don't intend to try.

If at first you don't succeed, what do you do?

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2007 :  15:31:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
foreign languages.

What would you do if confronted by a crumple-horned snorkack?

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As to the avatar, well, if you girls can all have Alan Rickman...

"They don't want the Easter Bunny's power; The children in our generation want Harry's power, and they're getting it." - Laura Mallory
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gimu
Addled

Ireland
209 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2007 :  16:34:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To answer Bee's q. If I can't do something, or realise some success with relatively little effort, I usually give up - mostly because I get interested in something else fairly quickly.

to answer diri's q. I would try to make myself as small as possible because undoubtedly I wouldn't be able to get away if it did decide to attack. I would then wait until it moved on. I think thats my best hope.

If you weren't human and could choose to be any animal, what would that animal be? (i'd be a duck!)
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Posted - 05/25/2007 :  17:24:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A house cat. Eat, play, sleep, and be adored. That's the life.

Do you have a good sense of direction?
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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2007 :  20:54:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Absolutely not. My dad claims I know my directions as "your left" and "your other left". He blames my left-handedness for my inability to determine directions. I'm not that bad, though.

Do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?


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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2007 :  13:50:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like cold weather when there's snow. If there's no snow I hate it. And I like hot weather almost all the time.

Do you care if your socks match?

"I think she's magic," said Nor.
________"You, you think everything's magic," Manek said. "Stupid girl."
____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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Posted - 05/27/2007 :  09:40:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I prefer no socks at all, but if I must wear them, I do try to match them.

How often do you clean your bedroom? (We've been working on teenage daughter's room all week)
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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2007 :  11:14:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not often enough. Right now I'm on a major decluttering project. I need to get a new ceiling put in, but first I want to get the place totally cleared and furniture rearranged. I just started it. I'm doing so much a day so it doesn't become overwhelming and I can't get over how many books I've bought in the last decade. Now I know where all my money has gone, besides college tuition.

What's your favorite snack food?


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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2007 :  13:40:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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He blames my left-handedness for my inability to determine directions. I'm not that bad, though.



What a load of twaddle, I'm a lefty and I've not got any trouble with determining directions, never had.

My favourite snack food are Dutch salted chips/crisps (which you can't get around here).

I should declutter my place, it's horrible, but I'm not there for half the time, and when I'm there I'm either working for money, working on the Lexicon Portkey, or asleep. I'd love to set fire to the place to get rid of all the junk (and the place itself, it's horrible)!

Do you read gossip mags?

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
"When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend."
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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2007 :  13:56:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I see one lying around or while I'm in line at a cash register, but I don't buy them anymore.

Did you have bad skin as a teenager?

"I think she's magic," said Nor.
________"You, you think everything's magic," Manek said. "Stupid girl."
____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2007 :  15:04:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oddly enough no. I only got acne just around my hairline. I actually have worse skin now than I did then.

Which commonly believed historical myth do you most wish people would drop? For me, it's that Columbus discovered the world was round. Another one I've just found out about is that the Greeks and Romans thought the Sun and Moon were planets, though since I'm probably one of about five people at the moment who knows this isn't true, I'm willing to forgive for that one.

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As to the avatar, well, if you girls can all have Alan Rickman...

"They don't want the Easter Bunny's power; The children in our generation want Harry's power, and they're getting it." - Laura Mallory

Edited by - diricawl on 05/27/2007 15:05:41
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Posted - 05/29/2007 :  15:57:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmmm ... common historical myths, that's a tough one. I suppose people should know that George Washington didn't really chop down a cherry tree in his youth, then claim to never tell a lie. A writer made that up.

Are you a pragmatist or an idealist?

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Bee
Mediwizard

846 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2007 :  17:41:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Total pragmatist.

Are you a) pleased or b) horrified that leggings have made a comeback?

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Posted - 05/29/2007 :  20:48:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
c) oblivious. I supose they're no worse than any other fad, and they do serve the practical purpose of keeping your legs warm. A comeback for neon lycra, on the other hand, would truly horrify me.

What's the silliest thing you've ever worn?
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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2007 :  10:12:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've seen neon lycra ...

Is a t-shirt with "I solemnly swear I am up to no good" on the front and "mischief managed" on the back silly? It's not one of the Warner's ones, it's one I made up. Someone saw a picture of it and suggested it to Warner's on the Leaky Lounge, I kid you not.

Do you have a weird claim to fame?

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
"When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend."
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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2007 :  17:47:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can wiggle my ears, if that's what you mean.

What was the worst job you've ever had?

"I think she's magic," said Nor.
________"You, you think everything's magic," Manek said. "Stupid girl."
____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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gimu
Addled

Ireland
209 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2007 :  17:53:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am distantly related to Christine Keeler see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profumo_affair
Otherwise I am just a boring old nobody who likes Harry Potter and all things magical.

Do you like tea with milk? I only drink green or fruit/herbal tea so I don't know what black tea with milk tastes like (which makes me the oddest person in the british isles)... I'm thinking about trying it. Should I try it with or without sugar?
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Jokelly
Barking

USA
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Posted - 05/30/2007 :  20:35:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cour, mine was as a temp accounting clerk for a year. I hated it.

Gimu, I don't drink tea with milk in it, but awhile ago we were discussing on here a recent study that says the drinking tea with milk negates the health benefits. Even a negligible about has an effect. I drink black tea with just sugar and in the summer it's usually iced tea.

Do you like iced tea?

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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2007 :  22:46:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not really


Which country's flag do you like the most?

"I think she's magic," said Nor.
________"You, you think everything's magic," Manek said. "Stupid girl."
____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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Posted - 05/31/2007 :  18:58:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the US's flag of course ... It is gaudy, but still beautiful, especially when displayed en masse.

Do you think the Universal Studios Florida theme parks will do justice to Harry Potter? (I can't wait to go, anyway!)

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Emmmma
Barmy

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Posted - 06/02/2007 :  23:53:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
goodness gracious, no, i don't think so. but then i haven't even dared seeing the movies for fear they don't do justice to hp... love your avatar btw


'saturday night fever' -does it mean anything to you [question mark]

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2007 :  06:52:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Men singing higher than is good for them and tight jumpsuits.

Who is your favourite villain?

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
"When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend."
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Posted - 06/03/2007 :  11:01:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that's a tough question! Snape, of course, is brilliant, and Dorian Gray is someone you love to hate, but I think my favorite right now is Count Fosco of The Woman in White. He is fascinatingly complex, and you still like certain things about him despite his tremendous awfulness. If I ever had a fat, sneaky cat, I think I would name him Fosco.

Who is your favorite heroine?
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Emmmma
Barmy

293 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2007 :  17:11:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you know, i think first of hermione now. but it used to be batgirl, the cool librarian.


vice you won't quit[q.m.]

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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Bee
Mediwizard

846 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2007 :  06:25:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alcohol! And chocolate.

Last embarrassing thing you did?

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2007 :  08:13:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't go out my door without embarrassing myself to some degree. The last embarrassing thing I did was spilling tea all over a cafe tabletop in full view of the clientelle less than an hour ago.

What film should I rent on my new home delivery service?

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As to the avatar, well, if you girls can all have Alan Rickman...

"They don't want the Easter Bunny's power; The children in our generation want Harry's power, and they're getting it." - Laura Mallory

Edited by - diricawl on 06/04/2007 08:20:27
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Emmmma
Barmy

293 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2007 :  14:52:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
dr. caligari's cabinet.
but i'd be surprised if you haven't seen it yet, diri


best breakup song [qm]

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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JKRisSuperior
Mediwizard

USA
694 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2007 :  15:09:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood

Which book do you think never should have been made into a movie?

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