Thursday, July 2, 2009

Devil's dictionary

Def. 1 Someone who's job is to 'work' in a school or a college.(Cambridge dictionary)

Def. 2a A Mormon ranking above a Deacon in the Aaronic priesthood (Merriam-Webster)

Def. 3 Someone whose job is to 'work', especially in a school.

NB Words in quotation marks are not the original word used in the definition.

This definition was not available in the Devil's Dictionary so here we go with my own...

Someone whose job is of primary importance in society, but has never been given the social status it deserves both in terms of pay and recognition.

2 comments:

Pam said...

Well,it's "TEACHER" I reckon.But allow me to add a couple of thoughts that can make us feel proud about our "trade".

Kahlil GIBRAN:
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.


Albert EINSTEIN:
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Bill GATES
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

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Valentina Dodge said...

Nice choice of word ;-)and exchange. Thanks Rob and Michaela. I think this post deserves some more quotes
Here's one I like
"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference."

which draws on Robert's comments of pay and recognition!

And my devil's dictionary addition would be some who "Awakens people’s curiosity.Who does not merely open minds, and never overloads them but places there just a spark..."
(adpated from Anatole France quote)

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/teacher_quotes.htm