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EarthboundGypsy
Wishing And Hoping


Australia
192 Posts

Posted - 30/07/2007 :  07:19:11  Show Profile Send EarthboundGypsy a Private Message
Hiya Everyone!
I was just wondering what sort of teachers you all have come into contact with, i.e: nice teachers, angry teachers, sadistic teachers, rude teachers, forceful teachers, etc.etc.
I thought it would be interesting to hear about what type of teachers you have had, and maybe we could see how the ways of teaching have differed over the past couple of decades.

~Amy~

"Gimme a vhiskey" - Greta Garbo.

If men can be categorised for their looks on a scale of 1 to 10, they can be graded for their sexual prowess, A to F.
- Margaret Thatcher

treking
Wasn't Born To Follow



United Kingdom
5727 Posts

Posted - 30/07/2007 :  10:30:48  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message
When I was a pupil at school we had a variety of teachers--some very strict, some inspirational and very good at their job, others pretty useless.

I can't say that I ever experienced rude or sadistic teachers.

I suppose that is the case in most walks of life--a mixed bunch of people.

The discipline that was present when I was at school has all but disappeared.
I think we need some of it back as everyone needs some rules and guidelines about what is acceptable and what is not.

Trek

We are here for Dusty.
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Littlebylittle
Wishing And Hoping

United Kingdom
453 Posts

Posted - 30/07/2007 :  22:34:33  Show Profile Send Littlebylittle a Private Message
I experienced a sadistic teacher who was terribly threatening and a made my life a complete nightmare. There was one nice one who I ran to when the nasty one turned up. There were two inspirational English teachers (both Bowie fans, so we had something in common), one Maths teacher who was terribly scary, but the one I learnt the most from.
80% were student teachers and couldn't handle the class and we learnt nothing from. Oh yes, one science teacher who hated children but was totally brilliant in science, and offered a lot to those who listened.
So, school was a pretty depressing experience for me, probably due to the sadist.
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 31/07/2007 :  08:02:38  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
No sadists.

...But one or two scary ones, that we had alot of respect for, and learned alot.

A couple of rubbish ones, that we didn't have any respect for, and hardly learned anything.

Supply teachers who are mostly a waste of time and the school's money. Most of them are nothing more than Childminders.

I particularly loved the Music Teacher, who, although, I NEVER managed to learn how to read music, used to let us sing our hearts out!...

However, I do think things have gone 'Full Circle' now, and in alot of cases the children now rule the educational roost.Which isn't beneficial for anyone.

However,

"All in all, your'e just another brick in the wall"...


Carole xx




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Loony
Wishing And Hoping



United Kingdom
224 Posts

Posted - 31/07/2007 :  11:23:15  Show Profile Send Loony a Private Message
I had a mixed bag, ranging from the Physics teacher who screeched like a parrot and was completely innefective to the eccentric Biology teacher who seemed to spend the whole lesson wandering between desks talking about Soaps, yet at the end of it we'd all learnt exactly what we were supposed to - God knows how!!

I'm 28, so there wasn't too much open Sadism left, just an occasional ruler rapped on my knuckles from the older ones, but I never ran home complaining because I knew damn well I deserved it!

And I can't mention teachers without a nod to my friend Sharon, without who I sincerely doubt I'd be here quite honestly - she helped me through the worst time I've had in my life so far - so much so that we're still in touch, have become firm friends and I even went to her 40th last year!!

Elaine x
Smile - Life's FAR too short to waste time frowning!
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Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 31/07/2007 :  13:06:31  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message
In my Infant School our Class Teacher was a kind, Motherly type who we all loved, Miss Cresswell her name was, she looked a little like Eleanor Roosevelt, she's probably deceased now, but I've never forgotten her.
My secondary School years are ones I'd like to forget to be quite honest, I don't think there were any sadistic Teachers, Rude and Tactless ones maybe, like the one who told me I should go to Weightwatchers at the age of 13, and remarks like that can be quite upsetting from Teachers, I wasn't bothered what the other Kids may have said, that's why I couldn't give two hoots as to wether anyone, Pupils and Teachers from this time are alive or dead.....

Mark
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Lindakron
Sweet Inspiration



Canada
2740 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2007 :  21:03:21  Show Profile  Send Lindakron a Yahoo! Message Send Lindakron a Private Message
I think most people would say that they've had a wide range of teachers, good and bad. The interesting thing is, I don't recall if my teachers were actually good or bad at TEACHING, I think it's natural to recall the way that they made you feel about yourself and about school. I was molested by my grade 7 teacher (private school no less ) and that had a huge impact on the way I viewed all my other instructors. Flip side of that one was my high school English teacher who refused to let me give up. He's the kind of unsung hero that unfortunately people forget about. He restored my faith in humanity.

Interesting thread.

Linda
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andyp
Wishing And Hoping



Australia
233 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2007 :  04:14:40  Show Profile Send andyp a Private Message
I actually had my late mother for my teacher in Yr 7 (aged 12). I went to the same school at which she taught, and a man was allocated the Girls Yr. 7 class and my mother the boys. She absolutely refused to teach the boys and so they swapped and I ended up with her for two terms before she was transferred to another school.

Andyp
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Lindakron
Sweet Inspiration



Canada
2740 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2007 :  15:12:47  Show Profile  Send Lindakron a Yahoo! Message Send Lindakron a Private Message
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Originally posted by andyp

I actually had my late mother for my teacher in Yr 7 (aged 12). I went to the same school at which she taught, and a man was allocated the Girls Yr. 7 class and my mother the boys. She absolutely refused to teach the boys and so they swapped and I ended up with her for two terms before she was transferred to another school.

Andyp



My friend's parents were both teachers at our (rather small) high school, and they taught both of us. I lived with them for about six months when I was 16, and all they ever talked about at the dinner table was school, school, school. I mean, what can you do when you spend all your waking hours with the rest of your family??

I think it would be rather unpleasant to be taught by a parent.

Linda
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