Who was your favorite teacher in school?

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04 Apr 2017, 1:54 pm

Mine was my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Rawlings. At first, I didn't like her very much. She was a strict, no nonsense teacher who kept you on your toes. She's yelled at me a couple of times, once for not doing what she asked me to do (I don't remember exactly what it was) and the other time was for rolling my eyes at her. I didn't mean to roll my eyes, it was just a nervous tic I had along with a few others. But I didn't know to tell her that then, and I got into trouble with my grandparents, too. So then I got to really liking her and respecting her. I've learned a lot from her and had a lot of fun in her class.



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04 Apr 2017, 3:34 pm

the AP biology teacher i had in 11th grade. she let us have a lot of freedom in choosing topics to research, and she had a huge guppy breeding project in large tanks around the room. and a class axolotl!
the class wasn't easy by far but it didn't feel hard. it was fun.
i liked her most because she was into it way beyond textbook and tests and requirements. it was real and that's hard to come by in public school.

my other favorite teacher is someone who has never been my official teacher but is a natural teacher and taught me way more about welding and blacksmithing and foundry and mechanics and general sculpting than both of the sculpture professors i studied under for two years combined...despite never once having an actual class with him.

these people are my role models.



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04 Apr 2017, 3:34 pm

Mine was my history/politics teacher, I think.

She was a lovely maternal woman. The type of teacher that treated her students with respect, rather than treating them as though they were beneath her. And a really warm and friendly personality. And she made her lessons fun.

I really thought a lot of her, even though I struggled with the subjects she taught because there were a lot of dates and names involved, and I found it hard to memorise them.

I can still remember one day when I forgot a pen for the lesson (a regular occurrence - I was so disorganised!) and she made a comment that sounded genuinely angry and negative. And it was such a shock to me, because I'd never heard her angry or negative before. I couldn't work out if she was being serious, or still joking and simply 'acting' angry, but it upset me either way.

She was the one teacher I thought I'd like to keep in touch with when I left school. I actually sent her an email once I was at university, just to say hi, which looking back was probably more than a bit weird. But that's the impact a good teacher had, even in a subject I wasn't good at, though I tried so very hard and had a genuine interest in my politics lessons.

When I was looking for supporting evidence before my diagnosis, I found my old school reports. She'd written that I 'had so much potential' but followed it with comments including:

- 'doesn't even try'
- 'clearly doesn't care about this subject at all'
- 'I would advise her to not to continue with this subject'.

Nobody passed these messages on to me, of course, but the remarks from every teacher were similar. I really admired her teaching - she brought life to the subject and made it interesting even if I was useless at it - but clearly her impression of me as a student wasn't anywhere near as positive!



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04 Apr 2017, 4:50 pm

i don't know. all my teachers were psychos, narcissistic incompetent psychopaths and full of s**t. i remember all my childhood they used to physically punish us.



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04 Apr 2017, 9:10 pm

science teacher probably more to do with teaching me with preferred subject rather than attempting and failing to force feed me s**t I'm uninterested in . Supposedly had Iq scores in the ridiculously improbable range but these intellectually corrupt ,limiting, pissants thought it appropriate not to inform me .Do remember one incongruos incident when a biology teacher may have tried to intervene (conducting himself like a man of science ).



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04 Apr 2017, 9:26 pm

I had many teachers I liked, mostly it was from subjects I liked (humanities), but there was an Biology teacher on my last year of high school that was really nice, I wasn't good in the subject but I learned a lot on that year because he let us make the assignments in a format we choose (I made a newspaper focusing on the natural science museum).



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05 Apr 2017, 9:21 am

My high school English teacher was my favorite. He was always very supportive of me. He influenced my decision to work with the English language. All of my work, from teaching to writing, proofreading and library work has involved working with words in some capacity.



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05 Apr 2017, 2:13 pm

My 5th grade teacher, a guy that would be totally unsuited for todays schools. He was an ex cop who used blunt language that would cause an uproar today. If a you were dozing off or not paying attention he would take a piece of chalk and throw it hard and throw so it would fly by within a couple of inches of your ear. He never hit anybody and did not play favorites and was beloved by pretty much all the kids.

If a teacher threw chalk by kids ears today the video would immediatly be trending, the guy would be fired by days end, and he would be forced to move.


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05 Apr 2017, 4:21 pm

It's a toss-up between my 7th grade math teacher, my 8th grade math teacher, a really pretty lady who used to stand in the hall and smile and greet everyone as they came-in, and my 5th grade teacher.

My two math teachers I really liked because they "got" me----they knew that I was weird / off / whatever, and seemed to adjust their language, or whatever, to accommodate me. The pretty lady (she was some kind of special teacher; like, remedial something, and not my teacher) taught me, without even knowing it, who I wanted to be, when I grew-up. My 5th grade teacher was a man, and I had a crush on him!! LOL








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05 Apr 2017, 4:58 pm

I can think of several teachers I have favored in one way or another, but Mrs. Winters, my first-grade teacher, was the one who made the greatest differences for me. No one had ever realized I had poor vision, but she caught that immediately, moved me to the front where I could see best and then always wrote in large letters on the chalkboard. Most of all, however, she was a master at teaching phonics, reading and writing! And so as I have heard: "If you can read this, thank a teacher!"


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05 Apr 2017, 10:42 pm

My 7th grade teacher, Mrs. Abe. She was a very good teacher and she was very good at forming a connection with all of her students.


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06 Apr 2017, 2:53 am

I had this one teacher in high school I really liked. He taught me a course or two of physics and a music/studio course thing. One reason I really liked him was that he was incredibly calm - you couldn't piss him off if you tried. I still remember the exchange we had one day when I overslept and was a tiny bit late for a physics lesson:

Teacher: "Hi."
Me: "Howdy."
Teacher: "So where were you?"
Me: "Overslept a bit."
Teacher: "That's okay. Good thing you showed up anyway."

Seriously, he was awesome.


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06 Apr 2017, 9:24 am

leejosepho,

Kudos to that teacher who discovered your vision problem. So many kids only find that out too late, and miss out on years of learning. It's really sad when kids are labeled with other things when a good pair of glasses can help immensely.



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06 Apr 2017, 9:46 am

My first favorite teacher was the one who taught us Christendom, SF and German. She was very nice and kind, and liked by pretty much all students.
I also sort of liked an assistant teacher we had in junior high because he was the only person who managed to explain maths to me in a way I could understand. If only he had taught me maths throughout the entire junior high, I would have had a much greater understanding of it.

In high school I liked our main teacher (my third attempt), She was fairly young, had her feet on the ground, was understanding and always did her best for her students.
I also really liked the guy who taught natural science. He was extremely nerdy and made silly jokes that would have made me roll my eyes if they came from anyone else. He was so gentle natured and sweet, and sort of awkward yet he was very much liked by most students. There was so much about him that made him stand out as the one teacher who could never control his class, yet most everyone respected him. It's really hard to describe him.
The one who taught us Norwegian and SF was also really okay, but not a fave like the others I've mentioned here.


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