A good teacher story or bad teacher story.
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And niw we know why you turned out so well!! You are my other CDAN crush. So funny!!
Wow. Ok then. Explains a little bit about you @Massive G. So very sorry for that. Must have been a very very painful thing to go through. That had to be a real challenge to process. That is CHILD ABUSE pure and simple.
I hope someone showed up to have your back through all of that drama!
Love&light to you. And all the others who were mistreated and abused in school.
My history teacher/soccer coach seems to have come from the same genetic strain: pure arsehole.
Sooo very true. Catching kids (or adults) doing good things and THANKING them is so much more worthwhile thn beating them up physically or emotionally when they do something 'wrong'. Sigh.
Glad you have such a lovely story to share. Way too many Bad Teacher examples.
Let the sun shine in!
Awwww come ON! the PTA cut out funding sex ed so now the teachers in all their underpaid everworked generosity have taken on schooling their pet students to make sure they don't miss out on the finer points of the birds and bees curriculum. What's your problem with THAT!?!? And at least she MARRIED the kid. She has ETHICS ya know.
@JennYour post made me laugh! It reminded of the Japanese WWII soldier who washed ashore in Oregon and became a celebrity.
I was in first grade and a teacher made me eat a bologna sandwich she thought I had thrown in the trash. I HATE bologna to this day and don't know what dumb kid threw the sandwich away.
My 2nd grade student teacher, Ms. Kim. I could tell she cared for me more than everyone else. I got glasses and everyone made fun of me and she told me it was okay but I still cried, the next day she had glasses on! She wore contacts but wore her glasses for me. ill never forget that.
I was taught by the Sisters of Notre Dame and was blessed with the greatest teachers. They all had compassion, patience,and above all else, humour.
In college one of my professors told me she wasn't going to let me make up an exam I missed because she 'didn't think you'd miss five days of school just because your father died.'
This was a week before Christmas.
I was a very good college professor and private singing teacher. 🙂
One of my 7th grade teachers, who was about 40 years old at the time, wore a deep, lose V-neck sweater one day and kept leaning over so that she was completely exposed. All the 7th grade boys were going stupid crazy, of course. And she totally knew exactly what she was doing. It was a shock to me not only that it happened at all, but that she clearly knowingly was doing it.
My 2nd grade teacher was so old, she actually met Hitler, and loved him. Yep, my teacher was a Nazi. She was tiny and round, and had small pointed teeth. And a damn Nazi.
I have spoken to so many people who had drunk geometry teachers. What is it with geometry teachers? Mine reeked of scotch at 8am!
Grade 3–Mr. Buston. Yelled at the top of his lungs and threw those old, heavy, fibreglass chairs at us. Barely missed. What made it worse is that I'd come home and tell my mom and she'd just kind of shrug it off.
9th grade algebra – I could NOT understand anything in the class, even my older brothers tried to help me at home and I just had this huge brain block.
So one day my elderly algebra teacher came around the room, stopped at my desk and knocked on my head, and said "why are your brothers so smart and you're so dumb!"
I'm now 50, and to this day I could give a shit how x + y = whatever
@ Lindzzzz – sounds familiar. I went to Catholic school and struggled with math. I was 9 years old and had to stand in front of the whole class at the chalk board while trying to figure out a problem. The teacher just sat in her chair smirking and saying "Nope. Wrong. Do it again." Took me 20 minutes, and then I got to listen to the kids laugh at me for the rest of the afternoon. I STILL hate math.
My high school biology took my virginity….and kept having sex with me for two years. Finally, I knocked her up, her husband found out about it, and I was without sex until college.
My librarian was a porn star and I had a few teachers that would show up too hung over to teach. Instead if algebra one day we talked about Emilio Estevez because someone saw him walking down the street.
And a pox on all teachers who victimized small children in a cruel fashion, and big hug to all so victimized.
Beautiful story and god bless him
Know a high school physics teacher in a small town in Pa who spent decades having sex with his students in the storage room off his classroom. He even won a teacher of the year award, goes to church and Bible study every week. What a perv.
Elissa, thank you for the heartwarming story.
I stood up during nap time in kindergarten and got paddled. None of my teachers ever liked me that much, but I don't think any of them were bad, although a few of the high school ones might have been pervy.
Our Science teacher told us how spoilt our generation was and how, due to lack of water, he had to drink his own urine while serving in North Africa with the Italian Army in WW2!
one one who hit a teacher with a chair once. He got suspended.
@Lisa: What an awesome teacher!
I know, Puggle. *smh* The sad part is that (in my case) it really wasn't that long ago (1976/77) and my teacher couldn't have been more than 35 at the time.
God I hated that woman!
Another "bad" teacher story was my 11th grade AP chemistry teacher. Great guy, made class so much fun, really learned a lot. Anyway, a year after I graduated, he was arrested for molesting the boys his wife tutored after school. YIKES!
My 6th grade teacher hated girl students. Was incredibly mean to me personally. I had a smug satisfaction but then terrible sadness when I heard he went to prison for molesting boys.
My 5th grade teacher just died of brain cancer. He was an outstanding teacher and person. He was fun, hilarious, and caring. He made learning so much fun and never ever lost his temper.
My son's current teacher is a passive-aggressive bully. I can't wait for this school year to finish.
Good story: English teacher in high school who also monitored study hall would play movies. Loved Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones!) and also played the Rankin Bass Tolkien films. (VCR–this was the 80s after all.)
Bad story: Another HS English teacher used to brag about having written Behind the Green Door, and was in general very, very smarmy.
@Puggle – I can't remember why my parents never did anything about it. If my dad would've known, some people would've ended up 6 ft. under. So I must've only told my mom, and she wasn't in condition to do much about anything at the time.
The duct tape thing is horrible. Thank god that stuff isn't allowed anymore.
I had a teacher that would give you partial credit for a wrong answer, if she deemed it to be "good bullshit".
@Stew, my aunt was a lefty who was forced to be a righty. It's so strange how that was once a big deal.
My 8th grade Honors English teacher realized I was smart but that I didn't read and comprehend well at all. She worked hard with me every day, having me read x number of pages and then spending probably 1/3 of the class period discussing it with me every single day. Drew me into the story. She did it all discretely. Awesome woman. The book was Centennial. The biggest paperback book of its time! I can't imagine where I'd be without her taking notice and doing something about it.