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Positive Experiences

We too often make posts about all the bad things that happen in school. I want this thread to be a place for us to share the good experiences we've had.

Hidden stuff:
-- My first programming class in high school was really awesome. I actually learned things there. The final project was to make a text-based video game. Apparently, the teacher liked mine so much that he wanted to put me in the International Baccalaureate program for computer science. I did that for a little while, and it was pretty great.

-- I met my best friend in kindergarten. We played with blocks and made them into Super Mario levels.
---- I met another good friend in high school through my best friend. We go to Perkins late at night sometimes.

-- Every day before 1st period class started in high school, my sister and I would find a clear spot in the hallway to sit next to the wall and talk. It didn't take long to notice that there was one boy who kept walking by. Turns out he was making a big circle around the wing over and over and over again until class started. He had perfect posture, and constantly smiled. I had decided to start calling him Captain Carl. He was a cool guy.

-- I discovered School-Survival.

-- There were cute girls everywhere in high school. I so wish I had the guts to talk to some of them back then. Embarrassed

-- I guess if I think of any more I'll put them here. It's kind of sad that I can't think of any more. :(
08-02-2010 01:18 PM
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0 replies, haha.
Mostly because the forum is composed of deluded kiddies who have no idea what to do and instead act like wannabe-/b/tards.
Hey, come on, there is SOME truth in that!
08-03-2010 02:23 AM
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I am not deluded, I have an idea on what I want to do (Art, I want to make manga-style comics.) and I'm only a /b/tard on weekends and holidays.

-Got 100% closer to who were my only two friends after joining my shitty grade school in grade 5.
-Met one of my best friends.
-Found school-survival.
-Me and my group claimed this one tree as ours, so many memories on that yard.
-The best teacher I ever had was in grade 7 and she was the best, seriously.
-My grade 8 teacher sucked, but the last term we got a new one and he was actually really fun.
-SWINE FLUUUU! that was amazing, okay.
-got into the enriched art program for high school because my teachers loved me.

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V.R. Wrote:0 replies, haha.
Mostly because the forum is composed of deluded kiddies who have no idea what to do and instead act like wannabe-/b/tards.
Hey, come on, there is SOME truth in that!
Uh, probably more because a lot of the bad things are systemic, while a lot of the good things are only incidental.

Hidden stuff:
Anyway.
  • I had a really awesome teacher in grade 3 who didn't really follow the curriculum, read us some awesome blog-type thing about some guys climbing Mount Everest everyday, and let us play on the playground instead of having gym class.
  • I was very very shy as a kid, and my math teacher in grade 7 and 8 encouraged me to do track and field and student council and stuff. Mind, I don't think these things are very important in the long run, and I don't even think they helped me become less shy. But it was nice of her to do.
  • Even though the gifted program was kind of useless in general (it was only once a month at a different school), we did some cool stuff, and I met this girl who I was pretty good friends with. It was nice because everyone was kind of weird so you didn't have to try not to be.
  • We went on a field trip in grade 9 for tech class, and I saw the prettiest girl ever. (Yes, I still remember because I'm that lame.) She was probably 17 or 18 and had bright red dreadlocks that went halfway down her back. That same day, I also saw a guy with a t-shirt that said "Sodomy Road" on a Sesame Street sign. xD
  • Hand-drafting was pretty awesome, even though none of the squares were actually square and some of those plastic triangle things for drawing certain angles had the corners broken off. AutoCAD was less awesome, but still pretty fun.
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V.R. Wrote:0 replies, haha.
Mostly because the forum is composed of deluded kiddies who have no idea what to do and instead act like wannabe-/b/tards.
Hey, come on, there is SOME truth in that!
Hi, troll. My name is Randomcat. If you aren't willing to stay on topic once in a while, bad things will happen to you. ^_^

As per my own positive school experiences back in the day... Well, most stuff was good during elementary, where I actually learned and had fun. In high school... Veeery few positive experiences. Off the top of my head, working at the front desk as an aide. Useful and entertaining shit.

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yeah that was blatant trolling

seriously though, I can't think of any positive experiences. =| The bad greatly overshadows-OH YEAH, I have a decent music teacher. Not that we actually learn anything useful in that class.
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magikarp Wrote:We went on a field trip in grade 9 for tech class, and I saw the prettiest girl ever. (Yes, I still remember because I'm that lame.) She was probably 17 or 18 and had bright red dreadlocks that went halfway down her back.
It's true, dreadlocks are awesome. Especially on women. You should get dreadlocks, and I should get dreadlocks, and you and Vatman should divorce, and then you and I should hook up and be awesome together. Hug Embarrassed

And I never got to do hand drafting! My school only had AutoCAD! The only reason I joined that class was because I thought we would do hand drafting, but I guess that's an archaic medium and it's time we embraced the future. :(
Hidden stuff:
Oops, I forgot that we were supposed to be talking about positive things here.
Leon Kinotolian Wrote:Off the top of my head, working at the front desk as an aide.
When was this? What sort of work did you have to do?

MorikoMisa Wrote:got into the enriched art program for high school because my teachers loved me.
What's an "enriched art program"? Was it worthwhile?
08-03-2010 03:49 AM
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Eidolon Wrote:
MorikoMisa Wrote:got into the enriched art program for high school because my teachers loved me.
What's an "enriched art program"? Was it worthwhile?
Well I've yet to technically start it, but I'm really excited to get to do it this coming year. Basically it's a more advanced art class with better supplies, a more fun teacher, and in grade 11 and 12 you can get college credits from some of the projects thanks to a link between the high school and one of the art colleges in the city. I've met the teacher and he looks like a mad scientist, plus there's a mannequin in the middle of the art room with an afro and a tie made of CDs. I'm hoping it will be worthwhile.

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Ahh Hey Eidolon(long time no see on the forums).

Ahh now lets see, good moments..

When I called my math teacher in algebra class a bitch and by her words "Undermined her authority." infront of the entire class.

Found SS.

Reading in the library which taught me all sorts of things and gave me a way out of class.

Skipping classes to hang out with random people and learn all sorts of things.

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Oh I forgot one.
-Have learned a lot about human behavior and how to manipulate people.

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MorikoMisa Wrote:Oh I forgot one.
-Have learned a lot about human behavior and how to manipulate people.

Aye to that monster lady.

School is Sociopath Heaven.

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HeartofShadows Wrote:
MorikoMisa Wrote:Oh I forgot one.
-Have learned a lot about human behavior and how to manipulate people.

Aye to that monster lady.

School is Sociopath Heaven.
Oh how I agree~
You wouldn't believe how well a smile and a compliment can work on some of those people, even if you don't mean either.

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MorikoMisa Wrote:
HeartofShadows Wrote:
MorikoMisa Wrote:Oh I forgot one.
-Have learned a lot about human behavior and how to manipulate people.

Aye to that monster lady.

School is Sociopath Heaven.
Oh how I agree~
You wouldn't believe how well a smile and a compliment can work on some of those people, even if you don't mean either.

In high school I never had to go to in school suspension or detention because I knew people in the offices who would collect the referral and then tear up the little notice to add me to the list because they knew me as a favor(the aides I mean).

Also with the social classes and all that people are so simple to guess and pull in high school that its easy to make allies.

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Psychology was an excellent class. It had its moments, but for the most part it was great. The teacher was hilarious.
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Playing with the scooters. That was a positive experience.

Eidolon Wrote:And I never got to do hand drafting! My school only had AutoCAD!
I liked autocad! But I never had a dream of doing hand drafting. But we did it in my engineering class in coolige.

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I don't remember anything positive at all. My computer "programming" class was Microsoft Word, and it WAS really called computer programming. My music classes were pretty much fucking useless, only that I seemed to get interested on piano and shit on my first one. Seems to be the only positive thing I can think of.
I'm supposedly going to an "engineering academy" thing, MAYBE it will be a positive experience.

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Eidolon Wrote:
magikarp Wrote:We went on a field trip in grade 9 for tech class, and I saw the prettiest girl ever. (Yes, I still remember because I'm that lame.) She was probably 17 or 18 and had bright red dreadlocks that went halfway down her back.
It's true, dreadlocks are awesome. Especially on women. You should get dreadlocks, and I should get dreadlocks, and you and Vatman should divorce, and then you and I should hook up and be awesome together. Hug Embarrassed
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Vatman and I never married! That's why he always has to keep asking.


Quote:And I never got to do hand drafting! My school only had AutoCAD! The only reason I joined that class was because I thought we would do hand drafting, but I guess that's an archaic medium and it's time we embraced the future. :(
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Oops, I forgot that we were supposed to be talking about positive things here.
D:

We only got to do it for maybe two weeks before we had to switch. And don't you realize the importance of 21st century skills to keep up with your peers, mister?

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Lunatic Wrote:I'm supposedly going to an "engineering academy" thing, MAYBE it will be a positive experience.
That sounds like something I would be jealous of. What is it, exactly?

KittyKatBlack Wrote:Psychology was an excellent class. It had its moments, but for the most part it was great. The teacher was hilarious.
It's amazing how much of a difference a fun teacher can make. There were a few I remember that actually made it enjoyable to be in class. Can you believe it? :O

Oh, and a major thing that I left out of my first post was recess. I had such good times on that playground.
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Lunatic Wrote:My music classes were pretty much fucking useless.

Same. We learn how to sing revolutionary songs, learn the different types of instruments and so-called "musical forms". What the hell?
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I have one really awesome teacher who treats me well, listens to my opinions, lets me work my own way and actually teaches me stuff that I can use in everyday life. I enjoy her classes.
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Eidolon Wrote:It's amazing how much of a difference a fun teacher can make. There were a few I remember that actually made it enjoyable to be in class. Can you believe it? :O
It was the only time in my life I wanted to go to a class. In fact, some days the only reason I didn't skip school was because I wanted to go to that class.
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The only good experience I had when I was in 5th grade and before which was the time that I was completely pro-school. I can't remember any good time that I had in school at all, but I had decent times. Majority of the time is horrible and stressful.

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