Daily Archives: November 5, 2008

Farewells and "Parting Gifts"

“Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” (Pindar)

“I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered.” (Robert Louis Stevenson)
This is the first time, in teaching at college/university, that I have classes that run for less than 15 weeks. We run classes in 8 week blocks and I have just finished teaching my 1st block at my new job. It’s a much shorter length of time to get to know one’s students but it’s nice to have a change.
I have had a lovely group of students during the past 8 weeks and I am so happy to report that they have all passed onto the next level!!! We start our new “blocks” this coming Saturday and I’m looking forward to meeting a new group of students to teach, appreciate and love.
“The faster you go, the more students you leave behind. It doesn’t matter how much or how fast you teach. The true measure is how much students have learned.” (William Glasser)