In 7th grade, our science teacher was about 108 years old. I don't remember a whole lot of science from that year, but who's surprised to hear that? Not you, I'm sure, dear reader.
I didn't forget everything, though, like - Kritzer Plans Class On Family Garden Spot better known as Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species. What I do remember from 7th grade science are the lasting life lessons.
Like when he had us pull out a piece of paper, number it to 30, and then right down A, B, C, or D in each of the blanks. He then proceeded to read us the 'answers.' Every single student in the class got at least a few correct. "See?" he said, "You didn't have the questions in front of you, and you guessed, and you still managed to get some points. Even if you don't know the answer, you should always take a stab at it, because if you don't even try, you're guaranteed to get a 'zero.'"
Probably the most apropos at this point in my life was K.I.S.S.
"In science, as in life, it's always best to kiss," he said to the class one afternoon.
Imagine the squirming uncomfortableness of 30 12-year-old bodies fidgeting and embarrassed at their desks.
"Do you know what I mean by kiss?"
cricket. cricket.

"Keep It Simple, Stupid."

There you have it.

Mr. Kritzer, an old farmer turned 7th grade science teacher, giving you his very best advice about science and, of course, life.


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