TMI Tuesday: June 24, 2014: School Days

TMI Tuesday: June 24, 2014

For many areas of the world, this time of year is graduation time at formal institutions of learning. Thus, it is a good time for us to think back about our own education.

School Days

Below is a list of academic fields of study. For as many of these disciplines as possible, share a memory. It could be something that happened in class, an Aha! moment, something about the teacher or something that was helpful later in life.
Thanks to for this week’s TMI Tuesday theme.

1. English

My post-secondary major. I had planned to go into academia, decided against it and went into publishing instead.
2. History
One of my high school history teachers always had a thermos of coffee. Well, we always had our suspicions about what was in there. Unverified reports cited alcohol, others said nope, just really sugary coffee.
3. Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Latin…)
I have, at various times, taken classes in the following languages: French, Latin, Russian, Mohawk. Can’t say much in any.
4. Psychology
Never took it, no interest.
5. Mathematics
The bane of my existence. In my final math course of high school, I, typically, struggled through the first half. Had a 58% at midterm. In the second half I did well (for me) and pulled my grade up to a 69% before the final exam. The teacher announced me as the most improved student. I promptly finished the course with a 56%. Think I did well on the final?
6. Physics
Didn’t even attempt it.

7. Chemistry
I once mixed all the bases and acids and metals together creating a yellow gas(?) and liquid that stained my hands for a few weeks.
8. Biology
Whilst dissecting the fetal pig, I had to rush out of the room for fear of vomiting. 
9. Gym
Always loved gym class, but generally too small to excel at sport. However, I did alway like it when bigger guys would underestimate my strength, speed or dickishness prompting me to lay them out with a big, hard tackle.

Bonus: Did you have sex education class in school? What grade or age did you have this class? Thinking back on the sex education class what was the most surprising thing you learned? Was this class helpful to you in your sex life?

School sex ed was anatomy and biology. Nothing more and I hope this changes soon. If you lacked a good sex ed, be sure to check out #adultsexedmonth going on throughout June. Great listing of resources at Adult Sex Ed Month.

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Happy TMI Tuesday!