So we've been told we are the last of our kind. The last to be honoured to have been in a full class hosted by Mr. G. And it really is an honour. Mr. G, thank you for teaching us math and making school fun again. I think you made a positive difference in all of our lives. I know many of us were saddened that we would not have the opportunity to drop in on one of your classes at St. John's and scare your students with stories of what is to come, but hopefully one day we may still get that chance. Today an acoustic guitar video popped up in my YouTube recommended feed and I was reminded of chill guitar vibes and calculus. And while the math website is no longer listed on google, this forum still remains for those who were a part of something greater than themselves. We may no longer have G, but we have the good memories and the community he created with all of us.
Thank you Mr. G
Thank you very much for your thoughtful message! Great to hear from you. This year has certainly been an adjustment! Although the environment is not nearly as exciting, motivating or entertaining as that which I'm used to, I believe I made the right choice...a necessary choice. It would be impossible to do what I'm currently achieving while simultaneously carrying out the responsibilities of a classroom teacher. Much of the work I've been doing, especially the interactive digital resource development, has been inspired by your class. Your engagement and feedback over our year and a half together have been pivotal in shaping the direction of my current initiatives. Although I'd definitely like to return to the classroom in the future, I have years of work ahead of me that I hope to first complete in this role.
I do think of your class often. In fact, just yesterday I was telling a friend about our class's brief obsession with jigsaw puzzles and the ultimate disappointment of the missing piece from the 3000-piece monster. I'm still convinced that someone out there has that piece and will one day mail it to me! So many great memories from our days in 272! I really hope to hear from you all over the years to come. If you're ever in the area, don't hesitate to stop by and say hi. I'm often at the board office on Fairview. Send me a message ahead of time and I'll be sure to get you security clearance...haha!
Regarding the website, I've had to temporarily make it available only through member login (your credentials will work as long as you remain a "site member"). As a result, it no longer shows up in browser searches. Nevertheless, this forum and all the other content will remain available. The outlines and resources are actually still being used by other SJC classes.
Once again, thanks for your kind words. I sincerely hope that you'll keep in touch. Take care and best wishes for your second term!