Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Get Down And Get With It

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7XEjl5GNS8

teacher (n)
the basic unit of frustration

In this simple self-awareness task, we present below 100 roles that, as a long-suffering teacher, you may take on at some time or another. Put a cross (X) against those roles which you yourself have to assume in the course of your everyday teaching:

• actor/actress
• agony aunt
• air traffic controller
• animator
• answering machine
• architect
• bailiff
• bollard
• bouncer
• bully
• bus-spotter
• butcher's assistant
• caretaker
• catalyst
• cheer-leader
• class mascot
• clown
• coach
• conciliator
• conductor
• coordinator
• counsellor
• court jester
• critic
• cuddly toy
• dental surgeon
• devil's advocate
• dictator
• diplomat
• director
• disciplinarian
• Einstein
• elicitor
• enlightener
• entertainer
• entrepreneur
• estate agent
• examiner
• executioner
• facilitator
• faith-healer
• fire-officer
• fishmonger
• font of wisdom
• gate-keeper
• general dog's body
• genial buffoon
• God
• good samaritan
• gooseberry
• gossip-mongerer
• grave-digger
• guardian
• guru
• hypnotist
• ignoramus
• impresario
• informant
• instructor
• jailor
• judge
• killjoy
• know-all
• lawlord
• lecturer
• lion-tamer
• masochist
• matchmaker
• monitor
• mother-figure
• mother-f***er
• motivator
• nincompoop
• Nostradamus
• occupational therapist
• organizer
• peace-keeper
• physician
• philanthropist
• playmate
• preacher
• prophet of doom
• psycho-analyst
• quiz-master
• raconteur
• referee
• sadist
• scapegoat
• sergeant-major
• sex-symbol
• Sherlock Holmes
• sitting duck
• slave
• social worker
• source of knowledge
• spiritual guide
• sponge
• supervisor
• talent scout
• teacher

1) Deduct 100 points if you counted the roles to check there really are 100.
2) Add up your Xs, then multiply that number by 3.14159 just for the hell of it.
3) Deduct another 100 points if you took 2) seriously.

So, how did you score?

-200-100: You are incredible
 101-200: You are amazing
 201-300: You are unbelievable
 301-314: You are God's gift to the profession
 315-999: You are a liar and a charlatan

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