Tuesday, January 20, 2009

SPT—I Resolve to Take More Self-Portraits While Trying New Things

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Zip. You won’t hear a word from me.

Yesterday Calvin and I were in Montana while I presented a workshop of teaching strategies to a school district there. We had a quick and delightful trip, but I came home with a bad case of laryngitis. Too late to call a substitute, I taught speechless today. Definitely a new thing for me.


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Last week Calvin and I went to our local college basketball game. When Calvin taught at the College of Southern Idaho we went faithfully to the games, in fact going to those games went down in the annals of family good times. However, the tradition did not move with us and last week’s game was my first in the ten+ years we’ve lived here.

It was fun to watch college ball again and . . . we got our money’s worth. The boys had THREE overtimes. We lost, but by that time a loss had completely lost its sting.

12 comments:

Ann said...

Sometimes when we can not talk we have the opportunity to listen better... it must have been an interesting day.

It's always fun to go to a basketball game and get your moneys worth. :D

melanie said...

Oh no Jane! No voice and teaching? You are one dedicated teacher.

I used to like going to BB games too. That is a looong game. So close to.

I hope your voice isn't on vacation too long. That is unless it gives you a by and you get to lay around and read, blog, whatever. And if that's the case, then a couple days no voice might not be bad. :)

Chandra said...

Oh Jane. You know you can call me anytime. Hope you get feeling better. You will need your voice when you have Chris next week. I am so excited that he gets to have you this year. And I'm also excited that you get to have him.

Mitch N' Golden said...

Oh that game was crazy! I still can't believe we lost.

Becky said...

That is such a darling photo of you Jane! Hope you feel better soon :)

michelle said...

You actually taught without being able to speak?? Such dedication!

Kathy said...

Now that is a teaching technique that needs more press. I am sure you were awesome

Jill said...

Wow, teaching without talking, that must have been an interesting experience for everyone involved.

HeatherM said...

I know there's a "Teaching Idea" post coming soon after this, right? That was the perfect setup.

I do miss watchin those 'Vikes.

Alisa said...

love the photo of you- since you can't speak, I think you spoke through your eyes.

Love the beads too.

Hannah said...

I love that you still taught your class. I bet your students loved the different day.

carlo said...

oh jane! how did that work? :)

hope your voice comes back to you soon!