Sodaro's Stories

March 23, 2011

Did she just say goats???

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 2:51 pm

So recently, I was in a room full of my colleagues…fellow teachers that know me in a wide variety of levels…some of them know me in passing…they talk to me at school but might not recognize me in public…all the way to people that I consider as closest and dearest to me in my life. We had had to pair up and then share about what the other person did to keep students interested…I went on and on about how my friend was enthusiastic and made Comp seem like something amazing…she simply uttered one sentence to describe me: She talks about goats.
Did she say goats?
Why would Michelle Sodaro talk about goats?
What?
Goats? Really?
Taken out of context…it sounds really odd…even taken in context…it is not exactly normal…but at the core of it…it is all me.
After I have taught a class more than one time…the creative side of me likes to spice things up to keep things fresh. I know that one of the best things I have to offer my classrooms is letting my creativity keep people’s interest…so I don’t write out my lectures…don’t want people to feel as if I am just going through the motions and they are getting the same old same old information…so I spice it up by going with whatever comes to mind first as an example…and it usually involves goats.
I am not sure why…in reality I am not a fan of goats…they smell. But in fantasy…they are universal for examples. I’ve declared their demand for equal rights…have had them defend both sides of capital punishment…and they are aware of more socials issues than most humans…they are perfect.
Eventutally there will be a goat in my novels…but so far they have only come to play in my classrooms…

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5 Comments »

  1. Did the goats bring any cake?

    Comment by Harold — March 23, 2011 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  2. That would have been cool if the goats brought cake!! LOL

    Comment by Julia — March 24, 2011 @ 6:04 pm | Reply

    • There is a story behind this…I had a dream that cake was judging me…I told my students about it and they brought me some cake that would not judge me.

      Comment by msodaro — March 24, 2011 @ 6:11 pm | Reply

      • I wondered if this cake you speak of was the same kind of cake you had when you took your cough meds lol 🙂 Someone was pretty excited about cake that day!!!

        Comment by Julia — March 28, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

      • I am a fan of cake…

        Comment by msodaro — March 28, 2011 @ 9:06 pm


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