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« on: March 22, 2006 08:04:23 PM »

All right, I'm in a high school statistics class with seven other people. Our teacher won't be back next year -- he's 72 years old and is retiring after 47 years of teaching, mostly because his wife told him to.

His calculus class is getting him a giant golden bolt -- he already has a steel bolt that he bangs on his desk to get everyone quiet (he never yells). But since everyone knows statistics is so much better than calculus, we have to show them up somehow.

He does have a sense of humor for a 72 year old, though he's kind of serious and quiet most of the time. He did tell us the quote, "There are three kinds of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics." He's actually pretty fun, for a 'teacher of stuffy math' as my friend calls him.

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006 09:14:35 PM »

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"There are three kinds of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics."

maybe HIS  qoute embroidered & framed.     or silk screened or stenciled on to a sweatshirt.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2006 08:58:39 AM »

One of dad's most treasured items from teaching was a student's sentences (Allen Dunn was his name!) "I will keep a civil tongue in class" framed with a note - the only student Mr. Warner forgot to collect sentences from.

I obviously recall a lot about it Smiley

The point of this is that it can be very simple. As long as it's from the heart. And your maths teacher sounds a lot like dad. Same generation.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006 09:04:38 AM »

Be sure to write him a nice note saying the things you liked about his class and him as a teacher.  This really means alot to teachers, particularly at retirement.
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