Welcome to this week’s hodgepodge! I’ve not done it for a couple of weeks and I’m really excited to be back on board with Joyce on her weekly hodgepodge questions. If you’d like to join in click the badge below and follow her instructions.
1. My daughter2 is graduating from university this month and plans to teach elementary school. What are three qualities you most want to see evidenced in a teacher?
Firstly, a passion for the world and purpose of education. Secondly, an empathy with and a totally compassionate understanding of children. And thirdly, a great sense of humour. Without those three things I think a teacher would struggle which would then have a negative impact on the children in their care.
2. You can tell a lot about a person by __________________.
The company they keep.
3. What song makes you think spring?
“Good Day Sunshine” by the Beatles.
4. May 1st is Mother Goose Day…share your favourite nursery rhyme.
A short but simple one: “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick”. I love this one because of the illustration that accompanied it in my nursery rhyme book when I was a child.
5. What makes someone unforgettable?
Someone that has a profound affect on me, whether that is because of a good thing or a bad thing they did or said.
6. Should music and/or art be part of a well rounded education?
YES!!!!!! Absolutely yes, 100% without doubt. An appreciation of art and music is vital for proper education. Life is much, much more than being able to do addition and subtraction and passing a load of exams that make the school look good. Learning about and appreciating music, art and literature is so important for the soul and can’t be emphasised enough for me. It’s the kind of thing that makes us human!
7. What social situations make you flustered and nervous?
Anywhere where I have to dress up formally. I think it has a lot to do with my body image and “posh” clothes are designed for thin people….!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I spent April participating in the A-Z Challenge and thoroughly enjoyed the stretch that it game my brain. My topics ranged from the personal to the historical and I’m only sorry that I hadn’t done it last year when I first heard about it. I’d recommend the exercise to anyone who is interested in expanding their writing horizons.