There is life after work. Actually there is life after teaching for 30 years in our broken down, politically charged education system….and Ms. D proves it.
How I loved this post!
I’m not sure how she survived 30 years in education except it must have been for the kids. I’m on my 3rd year (out of retirement) and I am stunned by the amount of energy given over to politics and the pettiness with so little time left for the students.
One of Ms. D’s comments just made me laugh out loud. She is listing things she will NOT miss about her teaching career and this was my favorite – “Endure being told that I am blunt and intimidating because I have decades of experience and am not afraid to say what I think.”
I got that in corporate America with the added insult that my behavior didn’t go down well because, and I quote, “You are a woman.” A-bloody-mazing.
I read then re-read this post of a woman who has and is reclaiming her life and herself and I was so impressed that I had to share it. When I finished I sat in front of my laptop with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face knowing that Ms. D probably saved a whole lot of kids from the trash heap of their parents’ and neighborhoods’ lives, that she endured…despite the odds.
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There is a young man living in the Southwest who is too smart for college simply because they cannot teach him anything!
This 19-year-old is in process of changing how we use nuclear fusion. He has a vision of a pure fusion energy but is in process of building small reactors that will not fail and contaminate like the 50’s style currently in use.
Taylor Wilson built his first nuclear reactor at the age of 14 but if his mind finds a way for pure fusion, it may be our path way to the stars and beyond.
He is a prodigy. He’s working with a professor at a school for the exceptionally gifted who said, after working with the student for a while, that he “…has never encountered a smarter person than this kid. yet he is so down to earth.”
In this student, live mathematics and science and the vision to see and understand both. He may just be our gateway to the unknown. He may just open up a future where coal, oil, fracking and all the other ecologically destructive practices for grabbing and using energy are no longer needed.