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  1. Greenfinger2

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    hi all came across this made me laugh this is how my brain feels when i am aquascaping........:D:ROFLMAO:

    This is what happiness really looks like: Molecules of the protein myosin drag a ball of endorphins along an active filament into the inner part of the brain's parietal cortex, which produces feelings of happiness.


    https://media.giphy.com/media/d2Z80h0V2OAWFNbW/giphy.gif
     
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    I know the feeling
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    That is great.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hehe funny stuff and a custom GBG one Marcel! (y)
     
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    I discovered this post by chance and it is exactly what I am studying, it made me laugh!
     
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    I will try to explain it!

    So, you have three baccalaureate possible:

    - scientific
    - Economic and Social
    - literary

    Last year, I pass the scientific baccalaureate.

    Then, you have many studies possible, sometimes far away from your baccalaureate (French system......). I was really loving biologie, but I have no ideas I want to do, so I decided to choose studies which could still be "general". I was having two choose:

    - the faculty, where anyone is accepted the first year and you have to work on your own to show you want to suceed. You have three first year called "Licences", (then you can stop but actually, you won't find a job easily), then two years named "Master". If you are really good, you can find a "Doctorat" in three more years. There is many faculty: biology, physics, chemestry, sociologist, literary,....
    - the "Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles" (CPGE) in many domains (maths and physics, math and chemestry, literary, biology-physics-chemestry-math...). You are choose according to your resultats from the two years before your baccalaureate. So you already have to be accept. It is considered like the hardest studies in French (but I'm not sure it is entirely true because medecine studies are also really really hard and faculty isn't that easy too). I am doing a CPGE in biology-physics-chemestry-math and it is really hard! :unsure:

    I hope you will understand, I'm not sure my explication are really clear! :confused:

    If you have more questions, I will be glad to answer! :)
     
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    I don't think I can even pronounce some of those words it sounds like a lot of hard study and work to me now.

    After all that what will do other than have a good rest?

    I was getting ready to do my Doctorate of Education but all of a sudden my health said no end of story.
    I was only 52 years young at the time.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    I feel sorry for you Keith, I imagine it must be difficult to stop job or studies for medical reasons!

    Yes, it is a lot of work indeed, but I choose it, so I just try my best!
    After two years of CPGE, you're supposed to have contest for engineering school and to succed at least one of them according to your results, so it is also a lot of stress!
     
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    Respect Glom!!!
    :clap:
    Crossing my fingers for you!

    Kind regards
    Ev:)
     
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    Actually Uni was a breeze for me possibly because of my age and teaching experience.

    In the very early days I had to load six floppy disks to do a simple spell check.

    Before Uni every thing had to be hand written that meant if you made just one mistake you had to rewrite that page again.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thank for your support moss-maniac! :)

    Keith, was it a Uni specializes in teaching? So, you were a teacher if I have well understood? In which subjetc?

    "just one mistake you had to rewrite that page again"! It looks like a lot of precision and serious were required!
     
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    Hi Glomeridae, Congratulations on passing your exam :clap::clap: And Wow :cool:
     
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    It was a general UNI but it had a very large Education Dept.

    Yes I was a trade teacher for 26years.

    Computers today make it so easy.

    In the early days of design studies they wanted me to do a 3year wood work hobby class, what a joke I was teaching Cabinet Making Apprentices.

    In some of the classes I had to do I was actually helping the so called teacher to teach the students as I had more practical and teaching experience than some of the teachers.

    Over all some classes were just a joke as far as I was concerned.

    But that was our system.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thank Greenfinger!

    Well, that is impressive! I suppose that in pedagogy experience helps a lot!

    I guess all systems have faults! I ignore everything about Australia's school system actually! According to a lot of people, Scandinavian's school systems are the best!
     
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    My Doctorate was going to be on the Rise and Fall of the Technical education system.

    I just learnt my old trade wing which had, Engineering, Sheet metal & Plumbing, Carpentry/Joinery & general Wood Work, Electrical, and Motor Mechanics, has all been bull dosed.

    One Question for the Politicians where are the young kids going to learn about the trades if they want to be a good old Tradie?

    Eg some Motor Mechanics are now charging $100 per hr, its nothing but a license to print money.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Indeed, it doesn't sound good! What a shame...
     
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    Keith, When I was a kid I was told my handwriting was terrible, so I became an expert printer. When I made a mistake I would neatly draw a single line though it. One prof insisted that we type our papers and I handed in my neatly printed one in architectural style. He called me in and repeated his request and I told him that I had been kicked out of typing class in my sophomore year of high school for playing around, so had never learned to type. I asked him if he was easily able to read my paper and he accepted it.
    When I went back to work at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in 1997 they pulled out my old exhibit files from the seventies, which were also printed with a carbon copy attached. Many of them had never seen a carbon copy before! What an old fossil I was. Now as time goes by I guess I'm Archean.
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