It is time to give the SSAT students their due. We were so busy doing book reports, learning vocabulary, getting interview outfits ready, working out maths, deciphering analogies...so much so that we forgot to inform parents of all upcoming events. Our heads were buried in the sand. Time to pull it out.
We have a whirlwind of schools visiting. We are proud of this slew of schools. So on November 16, here comes the list:
The Hockaday School
The Brook Hill School
The White Mountain School
Northfield Mount Hermon
And others continue to join.......Please note that we will keep you up to date as the others join......Do your resear...
I have a penchant for "smelling the rat" as in Hamlet's world....dissimulation, espionage, undermining stances.....my theory is that if you do good, you chase the hypocrisies away. I find it interesting that I had to stop printing our manuals as copies were being ferreted away....but I am flattered that I am being mimetically represented. It is an honour but also a burden.
In teaching our students, I simply pour in a bout of love, sweat and tears, the results usually flow. And should I add, loads of laughter and reading. With that, I can easily say that our success comes happenstance, but from a healthy classroom of open discussion, care and hard work by the students. No need to ape the style. Just nurture. Smile.
So I traipsed around the world and back - another NABSW conference in London at the Cumberland Hotel. With one day of respite, I managed to get some rest but then those dreaded emails, Whatsapp messages came piling in.
I left work for my classes and hope all were effected by the sweat of their brows. This is a holiday weekend, but should we give it away? I have it scheduled on our calendar that classes are off this weekend, but I sincerely believe we have to make up for any free moment we have ......so we are going to ask the Sunday classes to see whether they can come in on Saturday or Friday to make up for Sunday being off along with Monday for the Heroes weekend.
Hence: those who come 4-6 p.m., you will have class from 11-1 on Satu...
So we survived Hurricane Matthew. The guns barked again in Montego Bay, as if to say, Mother Nature you have nothing on our evil ways. Many say that prayers deviated the storm, but could it have been our Jamaican feistiness, daring and sheer evil towards our compatriots? Remember the insolence of the Port Royal clique, "We go nowhere"....well, the poor Haitians, (sorry Haiti, vanguard of Black man's independence), not having fully recovered from the 2010 earthquake, to have been overtaken by Matthew, was not a picture for our eyes. My true prayer goes out to the Haitians.
SAT EXAM LAST SATURDAY
Well, I stuck around at Priory and saw everyone in at the exam. I also realized that two centers had postponed till October 15th. I do believe my Versan chickadees laughed their w...