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Some years ago, the Vancouver Branch invited a child psychologist to speak to the branch about teaching and what students might expect from a teacher. While such worthy characteristics as patience, commitment and fairness were mentioned, at the top of the list was a "good sense of humour"… and we all know that sometimes that is the only thing that gets one through a lesson! Particularly when either you or your student says or does something that is completely spontaneous and frequently "off the wall". The following are some of the "Famous Sayings by Students" from my studio that will probably sound familiar. I now have 4 pages of a notebook that I may publish someday, just to remind us that we are not alone!

Thank heavens, God has given us the patience and sense of humour to enjoy our students and survive our lessons.

Mary Tickner