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I Am My Own Teacher A Self Taught Learner

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    I Learn Differently.

    Growing up a dislexic in regular classes my teachers would get mad because i wouldnt pick up things fast or because i didnt understand how they were explaining it. So i was constantly finding new ways to learn what they were trying to teach. for one instance: my computer teacher...
    ttlisaof2 ttlisaof2 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2012

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    Me Too

    I am presently re-learning the German and Latin that I last learned at High School 25 years ago. With languages, you have to "use it or lose it." Sadly in the past 25 years I didn't use either of them since the day and hour of the exam. What is amazing is how much comes back to...
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Mar 3, 2012

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    Maybe I Am Misunderstood?

    My mom thinks that because I spend the same time on the computer that my younger siblings spend at school I have a serious addiction problem. She has obviously never heard of homeschooling, and completely ignores the fact that I have library books related to what I'm studying...
    alderine alderine 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2011

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    Here Is Practical Explanation About Next Life, Purpose Of Human Life, Philosophical/Religious Facts, Theories Etc.

    ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second ) can you...
    Haribol2332 Haribol2332 22-25, M Nov 26, 2013

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    Should I use corporal punishment? I have volunteered to teach in a school in Swaziland for two years. I arrived just over a week ago and have spent the last few days shadowing...
    RichardMoly RichardMoly 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Should I use corporal punishment? I have volunteered to teach in a school in Swaziland for two years. I arrived just over a week ago and have spent the last few days shadowing...
    RichardMoly RichardMoly 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Like my Dad says "You know she's ready when she does it." I am slow at learning things. it took me years to grip stuff that I wasn't use to, such as counting money, or driving a...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F Oct 20

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    My father is a university lecturer. His subject is history, so you can see I have a double connection with that subject. My mother is a teacher at a secondary school, and she...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I graduated in 2001, and I still remember the people who inspired me through my school years. Peter Barringer, Sonja Mix, Patrick Held; Ms. Deibel-Davis-Phaup, Madame Crowell...
    cephalupine cephalupine 31-35, M Oct 23

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    I'm so tired of this... I'm so tired of wanting someone who I'll never have, tired of denying my own feelings, tired of not being able to tell any of my friends about this, tired...
    auntnichole auntnichole 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I had some wonderful teachers now I think about it. Michael Guinnery. Crazy head teacher who helped all is kids in the early '70's grow. Valerie Kloss who had a great sense of...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 6

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    I guess I should begin at the beginning, right? Seems like it should be a no brainer, but I'm not sure which beginning to use. Once upon a time, a Scottish coke smuggler met a...
    HayleyBuggy HayleyBuggy 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 11

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    It never really occurred to me that my teachers could be a danger to me or anyone around me until the day I graduated from Primary school. I saw this teacher(who never taught me...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    His name was Mr. Rj. He was A substitute for a month, when our teacher went on Maternity leave... He was just 25, I was in my sophomore year of highschool.. My goodness was he...
    natalialove22 natalialove22 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Omg Guys I missed u sooo much , You guys have no idea … Missed EP , missed my friends and everything … I had BUNCHHH of exams and finally I am relaxed a bit haha .. So what...
    InLove000 InLove000 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    It's odd, ay? You cut, and then you tell yourself "This is it. I won't do it again." You plan on throwing away you blades, you plan on moving on in your life. Yet, a few weeks...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I’m almost fifty-seven years old and I’ve spent a good portion of my life feeling bad about my physical appearance. I didn’t set out to be this way, I’ve just managed to...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    WHEN you focus/Are focused ON SELF, it is the Natural progression To Become INDIFFERENT. Indifference "may seem" harmless, UNTIL -One Day - AFTER a lifetime of it You WAKE UP from...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 3 hrs ago

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    When was last time ?? You stopped and thought..why we are what we are ? Why we are doing what we are told to? Why do you go to school and earn? Why you eat ,sleep...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F Oct 21

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    I believe that you have to be taught. Know one knows the best way to do things without a lot of help from others. This may be a parent, a coach, a music teacher, a friend or...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 11

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    I knew that my miracle will turn against me at any time , but it took a shorter time than I thought !! After kissing my teacher I was scared if he would ignore , but now I wish if...
    troublemaker18 troublemaker18 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I always feel like I'm invisible to the rest of the world. I put my hand up in class and the teachers look over me. I tell my own mother something about me, like I don't like...
    VanillaCupcakes VanillaCupcakes 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    I just read a post about a woman who was constantly falling in love with married men... She analysed the situation she was in and realised why this was happening to her. Now I...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    As someone who gets self-conscious and is not good at public speaking, the prospect of leading a classroom kind of terrified me. But I had been out of work for months and this...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Well after almost loosing someone to my self-harming I decided to quit... again... I don't hope to stop completely but if I could simply not cut for a longer period of time I would...
    BriJC BriJC 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Enjoying my luck break. Why not take a selfie
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Why not take a selfie while watching a movie in bed!
    megann08092012 megann08092012 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Supper selfieeeeee..... :*
    LacyMaee LacyMaee 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I can't take it anymore. My best friend is making my life miserable. All she talks about is self harm and suicide. I'm trying to get better and stay clean and she's making it...
    misfit182 misfit182 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    **names in this story are changed** Okay...so I had Mr.Darcy for Creative Writing my junior year of high school, towards the end of the school year he had seen how talented I...
    PrincessAddy PrincessAddy 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    Are Humans Alone in the Universe? Professor Brian Cox has stated that we humans are unique in the universe and there is unlikely any other like us elsewhere. http://www.smh.com...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    Two years ago I had an English teacher who I had a mad crush on. She was cute and very sweet, although she wore business suits and nothing revealing you could tell she had a very...
    AnnieJF AnnieJF 18-21, F Nov 5

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    Kissing my married teacher seemed to be a bad idea especially when he was apsent the next day it really made me feel bad ! Today I was surprised to see him in the lab that made me...
    troublemaker18 troublemaker18 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    Long story short, I crushed on my P.E teacher 5 years ago when I was in secondary school. We was generally a nice person who cared for the students which made me admire him more...
    NicolaMay NicolaMay 22-25, F Nov 6

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    Today i cutt again at shool my social teacher was angry at the whole class for studying social study at english class and made the english teacher leave the class so he failed...
    reginacs reginacs 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I did not do so well in learning Spanish, yet it was a required study to graduate high-school. What made it even more difficult than my general disinterest, is that in Spanish 2, I...
    Trisyph Trisyph 22-25, F Oct 23

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    I started getting depressed in the fourth grade, because i liked girls and guys. I went to a christian school where i got told everyday that what i was feeling is wrong. So i...
    smiles323 smiles323 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    I always wondered why people would even think of self harm but then HE happened... It's an everyday thing now. Everyone knows about me cutting... They've started to steer clear of...
    DyingIsAGift DyingIsAGift 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    From when i was born to the age I was 9 I was the happiest kid on earth until everyone around me started dying. First a great aunt, then a cousin, then my great grandmother, then...
    laurenk2001 laurenk2001 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    And saw as the people around her drove her off the edge. I never felt so useless ever. I had never been very close to anyone in the class, but everyone was my friend. I had seen...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Today there"s a speaking test i talk about and the dangerous about cutting and the teacher mr alan was like confuse and ask if i meant to say cutting self harm and i said yes and...
    reginacs reginacs 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 11

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    Today in class I got a assignment that I'm supposed to write about my child hood since that class around noon I've been super depressed and have been having a lot of flashbacks. I...
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm really self conscious when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Where do I begin??? My MIL plays favorites when it comes to her sons. Not only does she treat my husband like crap, like he is not even hers, she plays favorites to her...
    QuestionsMarksx47 QuestionsMarksx47 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I can not understand my feelings towards him anmore.. So.. the day before yesterday I decided not to go to his lesson and rest and study home instead. For the last 2 weeks he had...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    Some teachers are just straight up annoying and lateral hate you some them are nice.the bad thing about School is a nice new Yong teacher comes in and because she/he(what I'm about...
    Wolfblood11 Wolfblood11 13-15, M