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Re: How to help students to practice consistently? [Re: Gary D.] #2715667
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We are probably a lot closer to being on the same page than we realize. wink


Agreed, and most of your post just before this one of mine is further evidence of that. smile

Thanks for your commentary, Gary.

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Re: How to help students to practice consistently? [Re: Gary D.] #2721091
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Originally Posted by Gary D.
We parted company with mutual hate.


For the record, I find this part of your February 19 post to be quite disturbing.

Mutual hate? I sincerely hope, for your sake and those with whom you come into contact, that your hatred toward that college instructor has melted away in the years since you parted company. Unresolved anger, bitterness, and hatred held in your heart will, if it hasn't already, ooze out or erupt eventually, impacting other fellow members of the human race--even those you may not hate.

Not to mention the deleterious effects it can and will have on you the longer you harbor hatred toward that individual.

Please get help if you are in any way hanging on to hatred toward anyone.

Re: How to help students to practice consistently? [Re: pavane1] #2721110
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I am quite sure Gary D is not sitting in a room somewhere, rocking back and forth, laughing maniacally to himself, clinging on to his hate and his computer.

His quote:
Originally Posted by Gary D.

I had a brass teacher in college who insisted in a practice schedule. He was an ex military guy, and he was a crappy player. I told him, flat out, that his only concern should be whether or not I was prepared, and I refused. (I was the lead player in our wind ensemble, well respected as a player.) We parted company with mutual hate.


has a certain rhythmic eloquence, and his last sentence ends with a satisfying cadence. I am almost certain that his use of words has more to do with the poetry of phrasing than with any long-lasting bitterness.


"Genius is not the sign of demigodliness, but the sign of having a profoundly practical mind" - anonymous

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Re: How to help students to practice consistently? [Re: Andamento] #2721131
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Originally Posted by Andamento
Originally Posted by Gary D.
We parted company with mutual hate.


For the record, I find this part of your February 19 post to be quite disturbing.

Mutual hate? I sincerely hope, for your sake and those with whom you come into contact, that your hatred toward that college instructor has melted away in the years since you parted company. Unresolved anger, bitterness, and hatred held in your heart will, if it hasn't already, ooze out or erupt eventually, impacting other fellow members of the human race--even those you may not hate.

Not to mention the deleterious effects it can and will have on you the longer you harbor hatred toward that individual.

Please get help if you are in any way hanging on to hatred toward anyone.

Really?

And it took you almost a month to get around to psychoanalyzing me? wink

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I am quite sure Gary D is not sitting in a room somewhere, rocking back and forth, laughing maniacally to himself, clinging on to his hate and his computer.

Yup. I moved on about 45 years ago. I was being a bit humorous about my irritation, in general, with military minds. wink


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Re: How to help students to practice consistently? [Re: Gary D.] #2721727
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Gary,

I apologize for my March 14th. It was a mistake to write what I did. I let challenging situations in my personal life get to me too much (my parents are not doing well--one is descending into dementia, the other recently fell and broke a bone in four places; and after I returned home to my family from helping to take care of my parents, who live out of state, new difficulties awaited me on the home front).

I should not have gone online while in such a vulnerable state, reacting to words on a screen that were not directed to me.

My sincerest apologies to any/all who may have taken offense at my remarks.

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Originally Posted by Andamento
Gary,

I apologize for my March 14th. It was a mistake to write what I did. I let challenging situations in my personal life get to me too much (my parents are not doing well--one is descending into dementia, the other recently fell and broke a bone in four places; and after I returned home to my family from helping to take care of my parents, who live out of state, new difficulties awaited me on the home front).

I should not have gone online while in such a vulnerable state, reacting to words on a screen that were not directed to me.

My sincerest apologies to any/all who may have taken offense at my remarks.


I'm going to chalk up what you said to a really bad day.

That said, I would appreciate it if you would assume, before I prove otherwise, that I'm a fair teacher and that I care about my students as much as you care about yours.

Fair?


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Re: How to help students to practice consistently? [Re: Gary D.] #2722021
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Originally Posted by Gary D.
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Gary,

I apologize for my March 14th. It was a mistake to write what I did. I let challenging situations in my personal life get to me too much (my parents are not doing well--one is descending into dementia, the other recently fell and broke a bone in four places; and after I returned home to my family from helping to take care of my parents, who live out of state, new difficulties awaited me on the home front).

I should not have gone online while in such a vulnerable state, reacting to words on a screen that were not directed to me.

My sincerest apologies to any/all who may have taken offense at my remarks.


I'm going to chalk up what you said to a really bad day.

That said, I would appreciate it if you would assume, before I prove otherwise, that I'm a fair teacher and that I care about my students as much as you care about yours.

Fair?


Absolutely fair.

And, yes, a really bad day, within a really bad week (the Daylight Savings Time change hits me worse the older I get, it seems), within a hard month or year or seven...

But I'll quit complaining now, and be thankful for the good moments in life. They are there, too.

Thank you for your grace.

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Originally Posted by Andamento
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Gary,

I apologize for my March 14th. It was a mistake to write what I did. I let challenging situations in my personal life get to me too much (my parents are not doing well--one is descending into dementia, the other recently fell and broke a bone in four places; and after I returned home to my family from helping to take care of my parents, who live out of state, new difficulties awaited me on the home front).

I should not have gone online while in such a vulnerable state, reacting to words on a screen that were not directed to me.

My sincerest apologies to any/all who may have taken offense at my remarks.


I'm going to chalk up what you said to a really bad day.

That said, I would appreciate it if you would assume, before I prove otherwise, that I'm a fair teacher and that I care about my students as much as you care about yours.

Fair?


Absolutely fair.

And, yes, a really bad day, within a really bad week (the Daylight Savings Time change hits me worse the older I get, it seems), within a hard month or year or seven...

But I'll quit complaining now, and be thankful for the good moments in life. They are there, too.

Thank you for your grace.

Dementia is horrible. I went through it a good 5 years with my mother and saw her fade away to nothing. And it can happen early. A friend of mine has been hit with it. He is not yet 70, but he has already forgotten most of who he is.

It's a horror show.


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So hard to watch that decline in our loved ones. And very scary when they're young.

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