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Introduction thread

Welcome aboard, buckos. Please feel free t' leave your sanity in t' bin provided ... or in t' large pile or, may I take your sanity? Let me asaye those o' you who haven't been released from prison yet that your grades only define you if you let them. Maybe you failed in history because you already knew t' material so didn't do t' bullshit busywork but learnt basket-weavin' instead.

Who I'm not: I be not a D in English, I be not a B in IT. I be not a C in maths and science. I be not me grade.

Who I am: I be a teacher. I be a student. I be an independent learner. I be a poster here. I be a roleplayer. I be a reader. I be a writer o' both fiction and non-fiction. I be someone who really ought t' swim more. I be a poster in methos scribes. I be a gaia online member. I be a neopets member. I be a member o' MOOCs. I be unreasonably stubborn. I be persistent. I engage in probability revision. I be revisin' mocks (for about t' fifth time around) I be a digital native.

Now it’s your turn. What thin's be worth knowin' about you, that don’t show up on school tests? What thin's aren’t worth knowin' about you but only serve t' limit your potential and show up on school tests? In short: You’re not your grade, but who be you?

If I seem rude to you, please call me on it gently.
One thing (among many others) school couldn't teach you.

((Google Asperger's Syndrome))

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05-21-2013 01:43 AM
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Introduction thread - Trekkie_Aspie - 05-21-2013 01:43 AM
Introduction thread - SoulRiser - 05-21-2013, 02:06 AM
RE: Introduction thread - Trekkie_Aspie - 05-21-2013, 02:08 AM
Introduction thread - brainiac3397 - 05-21-2013, 11:20 AM
Introduction thread - xcriteria - 05-21-2013, 12:45 PM
RE: Introduction thread - Trekkie_Aspie - 05-22-2013, 01:11 AM
RE: Introduction thread - brainiac3397 - 05-22-2013, 01:40 AM
Introduction thread - xcriteria - 05-22-2013, 03:35 AM
RE: Introduction thread - Trekkie_Aspie - 05-26-2013, 11:43 AM
Introduction thread - xcriteria - 05-26-2013, 01:20 PM
RE: Introduction thread - Trekkie_Aspie - 06-02-2013, 09:59 PM
Introduction thread - alljoe3 - 10-04-2013, 08:24 PM
RE: Introduction thread - SoulRiser - 10-05-2013, 09:34 PM
Introduction thread - xcriteria - 10-05-2013, 11:26 PM
Introduction thread - brainiac3397 - 10-06-2013, 01:46 PM
Introduction thread - no - 10-06-2013, 11:11 PM
RE: Introduction thread - brainiac3397 - 10-07-2013, 12:22 AM
RE: Introduction thread - xcriteria - 10-07-2013, 12:27 AM
RE: Introduction thread - Zebby - 01-19-2014, 07:35 AM
RE: Introduction thread - Trekkie_Aspie - 01-26-2014, 04:40 AM
RE: Introduction thread - Subb - 01-19-2014, 07:45 AM
Introduction thread - James Comey - 01-19-2014, 07:50 AM
RE: Introduction thread - xcriteria - 01-19-2014, 09:44 AM
Introduction thread - Gwedin - 01-19-2014, 10:44 AM
Introduction thread - James Comey - 01-26-2014, 08:30 AM
Introduction thread - Rika - 03-29-2014, 11:27 PM
RE: Introduction thread - LadyKira - 03-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Introduction thread - SoulRiser - 03-30-2014, 10:57 AM
RE: Introduction thread - tootsie_turtle - 04-08-2014, 04:16 PM
Introduction thread - Dikont5 - 04-18-2014, 01:40 PM
Introduction thread - James Comey - 04-18-2014, 01:41 PM
RE: Introduction thread - Brock - 04-28-2014, 04:58 AM
Introduction thread - brainiac3397 - 04-28-2014, 09:58 AM
RE: Introduction thread - James Comey - 04-28-2014, 12:57 PM
RE: Introduction thread - matthewad - 07-19-2014, 05:04 PM
Introduction thread - SoulRiser - 07-19-2014, 11:01 PM
RE: Introduction thread - matthewad - 07-20-2014, 07:20 AM
RE: Introduction thread - Sanjuro - 09-18-2014, 06:12 PM
RE: Introduction thread - Username - 09-18-2014, 10:38 PM
RE: Introduction thread - (´・ω・`) - 09-19-2014, 04:06 AM
RE: Introduction thread - Alistoriv - 09-19-2014, 11:25 AM
RE: Introduction thread - Ky - 09-19-2014, 11:32 AM
RE: Introduction thread - lisafromjackson - 11-27-2014, 02:16 AM
Introduction thread - SoulRiser - 11-27-2014, 02:41 AM
Introduction thread - brainiac3397 - 11-27-2014, 02:53 AM
RE: Introduction thread - lisafromjackson - 11-27-2014, 03:00 AM
RE: Introduction thread - xcriteria - 11-27-2014, 03:24 AM
RE: Introduction thread - lisafromjackson - 11-27-2014, 04:15 AM
RE: Introduction thread - brainiac3397 - 11-27-2014, 08:30 AM

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