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May 4, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

In my Year 7 class today we were working through a text exploring jargon when one of the girls shouted, 'It's Anakin!' Suddenly, they all dropped to the floor or slumped over their desks. Being one of those (unfortunately rare) teachers who thought this was pretty cool - seriously, it was well-choreographed - I laughed and said something to the effect of what the fuck was that about? Without the expletive, of course. They all started laughing and one of them finally said that they were reenacting the scene when Anakin kills all the Padawans because - and this was the kicker - they thought I'd appreciate it. Which begs a few questions ...

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I think this anecdote says a lot how your students feel about you. It's one thing to have a teacher you respect and who educates, but it's next-level to have a teacher who educates and makes space for students to express themselves. Well done, Bryan!

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Thanks! It's all about giving them the space. And the time. Space and time ...

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They were right! You did appreciate it! They sound like cool kids.

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I’ll give this a shot at the bank. Back in five.

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May 5, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

Emailed, it was.

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It was not the receipt he was looking for.

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Dude, I'm not the droid you're looking for.

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Ancient, not this one. This one is pay as you go. Probably takes credit cards. Crypto?

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That's a pretty cool story. The best conversations (for reporting purposes) are the short and slightly enigmatic ones 😁

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hahahaha this really got me!

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Something is strong with you.

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Mr. Jedi, pay up and we'll let you in: go to https://www.ulc.org/minister-store/jedi-knight-certificate, and step right up Jedi Knight Certificate

$8.99 & In Stock

Commemorate your status as a true Jedi Knight, and become one with The Force by displaying this high-quality Jedi Knight Credential!

Don't send me unlicensed illegal Jedi! Or do we go big, open to all who say they are Jedi? I'd like my slice of Jediness.

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Wow, I had no idea that ancient religion offered online certificates!

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May 4, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

Brilliant! :).

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Michael!

Fine writer and reader of Substack—we are starting a movement to get a poetry section added to the platform. Can I ask, are you with us?

https://substack.com/profile/10309929-david/note/c-15579327

If so, please consider clicking the above link and liking the Notes post—leave a comment or even share within your own community. Poetry lives on in the minds of hearts of writers, it breathes on the page.

Your voice can be heard among the starry illuminations, howling at the moon.

Thank you for your time and support.

Love and appreciation,

David

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