Comments on "My Retirement Week" : LUSENET : Stats Forum for Keller-plan Course : One Thread

I suggest you place comments here rather than as "answers" to the original posting, which is already very long.

Of course, start a new thread ("Ask a question") if you have a contribution to the forum, not related to my retirement week.



-- Anonymous, June 02, 2002



That was quite a story... thanks for filling in the blanks about that evening (friday) in which I couldn't - regrettably - attend. I'm glad you had a good time and were surprised by all the 'devious' planning that Helen did :)

As it turns out, I too, will not be returning to York. I have heard favourably from the University of Ottawa and will commence studies there this Fall. I'm really excited and happy about it. As hard as the year was, it will be impossible for me to forget when and where I was introduced to 'standard deviation, dichotomous variables and analysis of variance...' It's burned into memory and that, may not be such a bad thing ...*smile...

Once again, best wishes for your retirement. Good luck next year everyone.

cheers, Melinda

-- Anonymous, June 02, 2002

Thank you Paul, for the vivid account of those special times. I was transported right back. It's great to have the space to write.

Hope you are having a great summer. I am working on my thesis and looking for work. I am sure you can beat that. Svetlana

-- Anonymous, June 06, 2002

Greetings, Paul.

Thanks so much for the detailed description of the last few days of your amazing course, the unsettling, but now encouraging news about Louise, and the wonderful anecdotes about the celebration dinner that was organized in your honour. I truly wanted to attend the dinner to honour you and your accomplishments, but I know you understand how this year has been for me in the Faculty of Education.

I look forward to hearing about your new experiences as you embark on a new path.

Thanks again.

James (TA 2000/2001)

-- Anonymous, June 20, 2002

Dear Paul,

I have just finished reading your piece "Comments on my Retirement Week". What a beautiful summary of the events during the past few months. It is wonderful to know the details of what went on. I am especially touched by the support that was provided for Louise during her accident by you and so many others. It is a tribute to how much the both of you are loved.

The account of the events of your retirement week simply solidify the vision that I have of you as an educator and as a person. You have always put everything into your course and your students, always ensuring that people get the most from their stats experience (it is a mastery course after all). I feel that it is your amazing effort to your students that causes people to remember the stats, the course and most important the teacher. Your have been an teacher and an inspiration to many and just as you will never forget neither will we.

Best wishes for your retirement.

Deborah Buehler (TA 1998/1999)

-- Anonymous, June 23, 2002

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