Thursday, April 16, 2009


Ah, the rewards of teaching! It all started in the computer lab as the kids were finishing parts of their slide shows. They have to have credits at the end and I am used to being included by quite a few – the first sign is numerous voices asking me how to spell my surname. The format they often seem to choose for this credit is: “Thanks to Google and Mrs. Shillolo.”
However one budding filmmaker set a new standard today. His opinion speech and slide show are about his neighbour’s annoying donkey. I had helped him edit it to turn it from a series of anecdotes into an opinion piece. However instead of thanking me for help with the writing, he credits me as follows: “Thanks to Mrs. Shillolo, the inspiration for donkeys.”

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