Category Archives: Off the Rails

Remember your sense of humor when you’re stressed out

Random Nuggets

An ongoing collection of little thoughts:

  • Ones and sevens are written differently in Germany.  If a German person writes a phone number with 0511 on a scrap of paper, an American might dial 0577.  Nines and the letter ‘g’ in German handwriting are also similar to an American.
  • You get what you give.  If you never recommend fellow teachers, they’ll stop recommending you.  If your lessons are skimpy, so will be your reputation.
  • Don’t expect people to pay for your services if you steal the services of others.  If all of your materials are stolen from the internet, your students could just use that same internet without you.
  • “Fake it till you make it” only applies to confidence before a presentation, not your qualifications to give it.

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