Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Lesson Plans

Re: Highly gifted schools

[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]
Fran Marze (
Wed, 28 Oct 1998 13:18:15 -0500 (EST)

I have to take time to respond. It saddens me to hear people send messages
to others that are mean. I think there must be room for all teachers and
sometimes circumstances take us in a different way. I'm fortunate to work
in a suburban school where most of the students are respectful, kind and
pleasant. Not everyone has been as lucky, but both those who work with the
very poorest and those who work with the very blessed in ways need our
support. My mother who just died on Friday just a few weeks shy of her
90th birthday was a poet who had to deal with some meanness because she
was writing poetry in a time when housewifeism was most lauded. She,
however, continued for many years and had some recognition. Maybe this
thread has already ended and because of my sadness I wasn't at the
computer for awhile so if that's the case, I'm sorry but I had to speak
up. I've always enjoyed messages from both CArla and Bluestruth as having
something meaningful. Fran

On Tue, 20 Oct 1998, carla schiller wrote:

> To the list - I am feeling very disillusioned with this list tonight. For
> several years now I've read immediate and supportive messages when new
> members sign on and get "dissed" by someone. I try to send supportive and
> respectful messages myself. Now I am being personally attacked by a list
> member and all I read is silence in return. This saddens me more than I
> can say, and certainly more than the nasty messages that BluesTruth - to
> whom I have sent and shared lessons and ideas on more than one occassion -
> has felt the need to flame in my direction.
> Carla Schiller, Esq.
> Teacher, Highly Gifted Magnet
> North Hollywood High School, CA
> e-mail:
> webpage index:
> *************************************************************************************
> "Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it."
> *************************************************************************************
> On Tue, 20 Oct 1998 BluesTruth wrote:
> > Maggie--
> > She must really be insecure. Does that impress me? Noooo, not one bit.
> > Ever since I have been working with inner city kids, people who have esq.
> > after their names or who work in "highly gifted" schools bore me.
> > Despite all odds against them, my kids who come to school, dodging bullets,
> > and are determined to get good grades, AND LEAVE THE GHETTO, impress me more
> > than any lawyer, PHD, MBA, esq., or highly gifted professor of nothing.
> > Bluestruth
> >