What do you do besides mystery shop?

@MFJohnston, and that grading probably takes just as long or long than teaching all the classes. Wow, tough!

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@MFJohnston

I just want to say I commend you for the work you do and the role you play. I screwed around in high school AP courses in the 80s and graduated with B's in math. I went to college as a 30+ year old for Biochem and gained even more respect for my HS math instructors. Integrals? No problem. Diff Eq? No problem. Wrapping my head around geometry because I did not pay attention in HS? Problem. Made Physics classes more difficult. My college algebra/geometry instructor said I did soooo good in theory, but not reality. Her statement is *always* in the back of my head, no matter the situation. I truly hope at least one of your students will do as I did and listen.
@nslinhar wrote:

@MFJohnston

I just want to say I commend you for the work you do and the role you play. .

^^^I agree with this!
Belong to my Library Book Club, Friends of the Library, Art classes, Friends of the Senior Center, walk 4 miles when weather permits along the beach, On the election committee in my town. Lunch with friends once a week. Take care of my daughters two chocolate labs, (used to be grandkids, now they are in their 20s.) Gourmet cook (At least I think I am, love the cooking channel) Read, Paint and make soup for elder neighbors.
Have a nursing degree, owned my own business for 25 years in Boston, retail, manufactured product, started working when I was 14.

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I didn't mention my most significant job, divorced when my daughter was 12, I raised her, taught her to drive, get good grades, education and becoming someone, she went to a top college, has two Masters degrees and is a Director of a college program, very successful...this I am most proud of........

Don't cry because it happened, smile because it's over....
@Irene_L.A. wrote:

I didn't mention my most significant job, divorced when my daughter was 12, I raised her, taught her to drive, get good grades, education and becoming someone, she went to a top college, has two Masters degrees and is a Director of a college program, very successful...this I am most proud of........

Don't take this the wrong way, but I hope her father was involved as well, I would hate to think he didn't help you at all through such an amazing accomplishment.

Orlando - lightly shopping NC
I was an English major for three years, but no degree. I’m remedying that now after a decade-long hiatus. My current job is inspecting foreign-flagged commercial vessels, their cargo, and the facilities that handle their cargo. I occasionally am invited by the ship’s crew to eat their authentic Greek or Indian lunches. This summer I’ll be changing my focus to hurricane preparedness/planning here in South Carolina. I got a little taste of that when I was sent own to Panama City last fall to do pollution assessments following Hurricane Michael. I also just started volunteering as an usher at two event halls (free shows, PLUS a free flashlight!) and walking dogs at the animal shelter.
@oteixeira wrote:

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

I didn't mention my most significant job, divorced when my daughter was 12, I raised her, taught her to drive, get good grades, education and becoming someone, she went to a top college, has two Masters degrees and is a Director of a college program, very successful...this I am most proud of........

Don't take this the wrong way, but I hope her father was involved as well, I would hate to think he didn't help you at all through such an amazing accomplishment.
YES, he always told her she didn't need to grow up and marry a Dr. she could grow up and be one.....LOL
He was always a good Father, but she lived with me, although his focus on education was always there, and
paid for her education, I was with her 24/7. They are close to this day.

Don't cry because it happened, smile because it's over....


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@MFJohnston wrote:

We only offer AB at our school.... However, we also have an Advanced Calculus course which picks up where AB lets off and finishes the first year of college calculus. A handful of students each year find themselves taking a Differential Equations course..... Our AP Physics teachers teach the kids some basic derivatives, enough to get their classes going with kinematics. However, they don't go into the depth with limits and the essence of derivatives like we do in the math department. Class sizes vary from year to year. We typically run six sections of Calc and we seem to hit 34 per class before the administration will open a seventh section. Of course, if we ever get below 160, we'll knock it down to five sections. Our Calculus classes tend to run a little larger than our freshman and sophomore courses as younger students present more class management issues than upper classmen who are driven to take high levels of moath. Of course, at 34 kids in a class, the grading in Calc is brutal.

We have 25 per class, and have had smaller classes in the past. I don't know how you manage the grading and class itself with that many kids. We are contractually limited to four sections with 25 kids maximum. Are you at a private school?

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