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TIME FOR THE HAPPY DANCE! Answered

I have a new job!

Starting in January, I will be teaching Science at a local high-school.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


I ought to say, Instructables featured heavily in my panel interview, and in between the panel and the decision, the Head of Science went and had a browse on the site to see what the fuss was about - the site was a definite count in my favour - thanks folks!

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

9 years ago

That's BIG news! Congratulations, Kiteman - Well Done!
Any plans on school-i'bles collaborations??

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

The school is planning on becoming an engineering-specialist school, and the head has already said that the site looks like it could be part of that vision!

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

Reply 9 years ago

That's EXCELLENT! I've wanted to start a school (grades 1-9) geared towards science and the arts for a while now. I'm really glad that you're going to be part of a new one, and help shape the future of humanity! Looking forward to the awesome projects, discoveries, and people that are sure to come from your institvte!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

"...shape the future of humanity..."

Comments like that could go to my head...

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

just kinda ignore all that stuff by you know who....

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

It's OK, we can ignore most projects named after other people...

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80$man
80$man

Reply 9 years ago

Congratulations, that sounds very promising! Science is integral in secondary education and often neglected! I’m sure you will remedy this in your own way! Good luck!

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Kozz
Kozz

Reply 9 years ago

I'm certain you'll be a wonderful contribution to the school. Congrats, and I look forward to seeing what's produced and inspired by the Kiteman-school coop! :)

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micraman
micraman

9 years ago

COOL! You'd make a great teacher!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

I don't see me anywhere - I must have ended up on the cutting-room floor.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

O.....kay....

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

I had a world cultures teacher that would open the text book on his podium, to the page he'd be teaching from and then never look at it again the entire class....BUT he'd quote directly from it, as his way of teaching......borrrrrring

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

My old O-level* biology teacher had the exercise books of a past A-grade student, with the covers stapled together to make a single large volume.

He would open the volume on his desk, and copy them to the blackboard. We would copy the blackboard into our exercise books.

I got an "A" (the "A-star" grade did not exist then).


* Now-defunct qualification sat at age 16

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Well the "manuals" for World Cultures II were like 3 thick encyclopedias melded into one.....I don't remember ANYTHING from that class except the "agreement" I had with one fellow (since he had us exchange pop quizes and grade fellow student's answers). I think he even bored his pet rock to death...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Oh, I've never seen that - I actually chuckled!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Please tell me that teachers like that have never existed!

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colorex
colorex

Reply 9 years ago

That is such a great movie!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Thank you!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

9 years ago

Yayayayayayay! Such good news. Congrats sir!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Thank you!

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Dream Dragon
Dream Dragon

9 years ago

Congratulations!

Your instructables are inspirational, and you maintain an enthusiastic and respectful attitude in all your comments and posts. If you can bring HALF that strength of character into the class room, you'll make a great teacher, not just of science (which is cool anyway) but of more general life skills.

Well done and good luck.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Why, thank you!

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PKM
PKM

9 years ago

OK, that's the freakiest thing ever- I was thinking about the UK 'Ibles crew this afternoon a couple of hours before you posted this) and was wondering how the job situation was going, but didn't know how to ask.

Congrats! Champers at Kite Manor to celebrate? Don't mind if I do :P

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

I had a nice bottle of Shepherd Neam's "Spooky" ale.

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ChrysN
ChrysN

9 years ago

Congratulations!

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Twinmum
Twinmum

9 years ago

Nice, I hope it's a nice school and you enjoy teaching there.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

9 years ago

I will have to remember this :-) Great to hear of this for both you and Instructables...

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Honus
Honus

9 years ago

Congrats- that's awesome! I'm sure you'll inspire many future scientists. :)

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Nostalgic Guy
Nostalgic Guy

9 years ago

Well done that man, many congratulations :-)
Make sure the IT department to adds Instructables to the approved sites list ready for your first day.

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iceng
iceng

9 years ago

Impressive, can we get some actual post video coverage of selected lectures.
And CONGRATULATIONS from Nevada...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

9 years ago

Ah, I shall have to remember that when I am forced to look again. Great news !

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Thank you!

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depotdevoid
depotdevoid

9 years ago

That's excellent news, congratulations!

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jeff-o
jeff-o

9 years ago

Congrats! Those will be some lucky kids!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Thank you!

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denaetak
denaetak

9 years ago

Sweet! Great Job! Sounds like fun!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

It should be.

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colorex
colorex

9 years ago

Congratulations, Kiteman! I bet yours will be the awesomest science class ever!