High School Teacher Leo Bertelsen » Mr. Bertelsen - HS Language Arts

Mr. Bertelsen - HS Language Arts

1st Period:  Independent Novels
2nd Period:  English 10
3rd Period:  Study Hall
4th Period:  English 10
5th Period:  Film Appreciation
6th Period:  English 10
7th Period:  PLAN
8th Period:  Honors English 10
1st Period:  English 10
2nd Period:  Debate
3rd Period:  PLAN
4th Period:  Honors English 10
5th Period:  Study Hall
6th Period:  English 10
7th Period:  English 10
8th Period:  Film Appreciation
Phone:  712-642-2706, ext. 1161
Favorite Quote:  This my favorite passage from my favorite novel, The Once and Future King by T.H. White.  It is a retelling of the Arthurian legend:

"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something.  That's the only thing that never fails.  You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds.  There is only one thing for it then - to learn.  Learn why the world wags and what wags it.  That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.  Learning is the only thing for you.  Look what a lot of things there are to learn."