those were the days my friend

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I also remember attending a staff meeting in which there was a lengthy discussion as to whether we should start paying the students in cash to behave. Seriously.

Finally, if inner city Manchester is anything like my experience the big sticking point of every lesson - and I mean every lesson - was getting them to take off their coats and jackets. They just wouldn't do it and we had been told by the SMT that we had to insist. Take your jackets off, please. I ain't taking it off. It's too cold. I am not asking again. Take it off. Student undoes jacket and pulls back shoulders. That isn't off. Take it off all the way. Student pulls jacket half way off, so it is hanging behind them, their arms still in their sleeves. It still isn't off. It is, miss. I have taken taken it off. Right, in that case, I'm going to have to put you down for detention. I ain't doing no detention. You're always picking on me.........etc etc etc

But at least it is the summer.

 

 

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Yes, years of socialist edukation, educassun, edukazion policies have left us with an uneducated, unteachable and ultimately unemployable nation of benefit seeking drug addicts. See what can be achieved by 50 years of hippies persuing liberal policies.

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Cheers Jane. I actually did my first three years in North London (2 years in Barnet one in Hillingdon) way, way back when Adam was a lad. 86-89 ish, and certainly not easy. Having done my undergrad days in London I went back for the concerts, and passed Chris in the throng apparently at some of them. Bought Time Out and went to two a week quite often. Two nights off marking, and Saturday night in the North London pubs and wine bars. First 4th year lesson - 4 boys playing cards at the back. 'Yeh we'll be with you in a minute mate!' Happy memories! From there things got better, especially the 45 they dumped on me on a Friday afternoon, in one class. 

I'd hate to do inner city now though as a rookie. My experience of the Greater Manchester Area is that attitudes are harder viz. levels of 'verbals'. It's a short placement, having just done two - one for 7 weeks before Christmas at Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, which was lovely, and just finished a 10 weeker in Lancashire. It's a one week and play it by ear as to the absence I am covering for.

PS Have just seen your second post. Absolutely chimes with my experience does that, except that now it's usually 'I ain't doing' no adjective detention. You're always adverb pickin' on me' (amazing how versatile that word is).

And he's off! Doctor B it was only a little joke about that list of topics...

Thank God for music! Just listened to Bach 76. Good stuff!

Cheers

Mark

Fraz Jo - disapntd. Bn ringin this grl al week. No ansr...looks lke she changed her mnd. O well...Ldwg...

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Victoria Tree wrote:

Yes, years of socialist edukation, educassun, edukazion policies have left us with an uneducated, unteachable and ultimately unemployable nation of benefit seeking drug addicts. See what can be achieved by 50 years of hippies persuing liberal policies.

Sure that shouldn't be hippie's and policie's Doc? That's education for you!

JKH

JKH

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The level of violent crime in our inner cities is quite unacceptable. We witnessed the riots last year that seemed like mere entertainment to a TV audience, to the TV companies and for the Police who sat by and watched. It is not good, not good I say.

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Patience Vic, Ministry of Magic will be back in the morning and he (they) will be gone along with the kitchen furniture.

Regarding the IP address, it's not so easy. By chance when I was investigating on Google 'Spotify availability in Greece', I didn't find much except half a dozen sites that offer IP addresses in any country you like (sometimes dozens in each). It seems it must be legal (?) since you pay a small subscription to get high quality links. So, for example if I choose a UK address Spotify would think I'm in the UK.

Anyway after a weekend break, no more digressions, transgressions, regressions depressions from me, back to the beginning..... where you wrote:

"Check out "Composers and their Working Methods" (from page 3 on) for a most civilised, thoughtful, respectful discussion, made possible by a mutually agreed digression allowed to run to its amicable conclusion. It couldn't happen now perhaps, but there were some great discussions back then."  

I'd say false! Or at least the Scottish verdict of 'not proven!'

At least three threads running now seem to me of excellent quality, over a varied range of subjects with fascinating discussion. I mean your 'audio' thread, Parla's Chamber music thread and someone's (modesty prevents me naming him) Bach cantatas thread.

No need to look back. Let's look forward!

(As you see I've had a good weekend)!

Chris

PS: For more re. SPOTIFY look at my new post in the Bach Cantatas thread.

 

 

Chris A.Gnostic

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