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Posted: 17 Sep 04, 16:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let's think back either a few years or quite a few years, depending on how old we are, and take a few moments to remember the dedicated educators who made an impression on us, either by being the best teachers we ever had or by kicking us in the shins.

This can be any kind of memorable teacher, just entertain me.

My best teachers were Mr. Evert (geometry), Mrs. Carr (first-year higher math), Mrs. Paxton (choir) Mr. Durham (choir - he was one of the shin-kickers, but still a great guy), Mr. Weinrich (US history), and several of my middle-aged female eighth grade teachers whom I believe were clones of each other.

There has also been Mrs. Daniel (algebra), memorable mainly because she made me hate math. Also Frau Zins (German - no shit) memorable because I once got a final grade of 119.6% in her class - she was pretty good, though. Don't even get me started on my gym teacher.

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Posted: 17 Sep 04, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just had to add to this. Last year my French Teacher Mr.Bondar. He was the best teacher i ever had. He would tell us about being born in Germany and then moving to England when he was about 8. That man was a great influence in my life...he showed me you can do anything if you put your mind to it. I don't think I will ever forget him...ever.


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Posted: 17 Sep 04, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've had some memorable teachers, but none as memorable as my algebra tutor...

Not only she was a good tutor, but she was damn gorgeous!! She was one of those nerdy chicks that could be hotties if they wanted to, but rather she chose not to look like a hot bimbo and rather kept her hotness hidden under her geek persona. That made her look even more HOT!!

Now, what makes her so memorable was indeed a very memorable moment, so gather around and listen...

...One day I went to her house to be tutored, which she usually did at my house but once in a while we'd meet at her place. Her mom opens the door and then tells me that she's proabably waiting for me upstairs. So I went up to her room, and then when I walk through the door (which was wide open, btw) I see her changing her clothes. God, I felt so embarassed, but I think that she definitely felt more embarassed than me. She wasn't topless or anything, but I just saw her in a bra and I was like... OMG!! I just looked somewhere else (even though I kinda wanted to take another peek, hehe). She just said... "Oh God, I'm so sorry I totally forgot that you were coming". That tutoring session felt a little akward, and you bet that from then on everytime I had to solve an equation I would always think of her. ;-)


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Posted: 17 Sep 04, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 17 Sep 04, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think some of the most amazing teachers were definitely the ones who showed concern for me outside the classroom.

I can remember my viola instructor, Jody Barrows (now Champagne) reading my first attempts at poetry and helping me when I went through major depression my sophomore year. Now, years later, I owe much of what I've accomplished to her.

There have been so many other amazing teacher's I've been blessed to have: Mr. Gerard (Public Speaking), Mr. Hayes (Music Appreciation), Mr. Zoll (Precalculus, Trig, and Calc), Senor Boes (an odd mix of Spanish I - III), Miss Mia (my second ballet instructor)...

All of them took the time to see beyond the questions I asked concerning the class, and for that, I will always be so completely grateful.

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Posted: 17 Sep 04, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably my most memorable teacher, though not in a good way, would have to be Mr. Curtis. He was my grade 8 music teacher. He favoured me a little bit, and even asked me to join the Stage Band, even though everyone else had to audition. Halfway through the year, he pointed out to the entire band that I was the best student there, blah blah blah. Two years later, after I had gone on to high school, he was arrested for child pornography.

I'm really hoping he favoured me for my musical talent.


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Posted: 17 Sep 04, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was madly in love with my 7th grade Ohio history teacher, John Gambatese. He was young, dark haired, and very handsome. Mr. Brian Allen was my 5th grade school teacher, and he was the kindest, most thoughtful man I can ever remember knowing. His enthusiam just made you want to learn. My choir instructor in high school, Max Bunker, was just so much fun. He demanded perfection onstage, but off, he was a great mimic and loved to joke around. Mrs. MaryBeth Deevers, my 6th grade school teach really should be mentioned too. She worked us hard, and expected every person to toe the line. But she was fair and honest, and really made you want to be your best.


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Posted: 17 Sep 04, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My best teacher was my kindergarten teacher! This year I have an awesome L.A./Lit. teacher. She's one of those really cool, young teachers. It's really freaky, though, how much she reminds me of my cousin (the one who claims she was in the "Love Kills" video, as a girl who got her braces stuck with her "boyfriend's" while kissing), who also just became a teacher


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Posted: 18 Sep 04, 06:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mine were the ones everyone really respected because they did what they had to to get the job done, even if it meant being mean to you. we had a hard core music teacher. everybody hated her during rehearsals for working us so hard, but at the end we always loved her because the show was great and all in all we'd had fun :)


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Posted: 18 Sep 04, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my elementary school religion teachers was just great. Even the rowdiest bunch of kids was quiet during his classes and like 'under a spell' when he spoke. There was just something 'amazing' about this guy, don't know how he did it. Sadly enough he ater passed away at a fairly early age due to long-term illness.

From my so-called 'adult' years, my main electronics teacher was quite memorable. He never called any student by their first name, even though he knew them. Always by the last name in a military fashion. He also spoke highly of military and recommended the career every now and then.
The discipline was SUPER strict considering the modern looseness, but I think it was due to his strong nature and old-fashioned discpline that we all learned so well. You didn't want to 'fuck up' and feel his wrath.

Everyone was so scared of getting an answer wrong if he made a verbal hearing. The humiliation that followed was too much for any man :-P

Of course then there's the female teachers that I remember for 'other reasons' :-P





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Posted: 18 Sep 04, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't really get on well with teachers, but Mr. Collum in 8th grade. He was my history teacher in NY and he would get so excited about teaching us about the Civil War, he really made me interested. He was great...


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Posted: 18 Sep 04, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color ="maroon">Fallen Angel</font> wrote:

geeksandgeeks wrote:

Let's think back either a few years or quite a few years, depending on how old we are, and take a few moments to remember the dedicated educators who made an impression on us, either by being the best teachers we ever had or by kicking us in the shins.

This can be any kind of memorable teacher, just entertain me.

My best teachers were Mr. Evert (geometry), Mrs. Carr (first-year higher math), Mrs. Paxton (choir) Mr. Durham (choir - he was one of the shin-kickers, but still a great guy), Mr. Weinrich (US history), and several of my middle-aged female eighth grade teachers whom I believe were clones of each other.

There has also been Mrs. Daniel (algebra), memorable mainly because she made me hate math. Also Frau Zins (German - no shit) memorable because I once got a final grade of 119.6% in her class - she was pretty good, though. Don't even get me started on my gym teacher.

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you know, mrs. carr works at prp now :-P


hmm... my favorite teachers were Mrs. Routin (4th grade), Mr. Grider (elementary computer teacher/quick recall coach/STLP organizer), Mrs. Paxton (choir), and Mr. Conkin (6th grade science)

:-( i miss them...
i kinda liked Mr. Clites too... he let me make up all the work i missed for the 2nd semester :-)

my least favorite teachers... oh god...
Mrs. Rundell (5th grade)
Mrs. Warner (6th grade reading)
Mrs. Hengartner (7th grade science)
i didn't really like Mrs. Pollock either... she yelled at me alot... :-(

actually... they all yelled at me and said that i wasn't trying... -_- damn


You gotta be kidding me...you LIKED Mr. Clites? He bored me to fricking tears.


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Posted: 18 Sep 04, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I failed miserably at school, I left with no qualifications at all. A few years ago I decided to go to college to do a night class. I chose to do my worst subject at school, maths. My teacher was a Mr Rashid, his method of teaching was so different from anything I can remember from my school days. He used to start the lesson with ten minutes of meditation, it seemed bizarre at the time, but after awhile, when you got used to it, you began to realise what he was trying to do for you, to clear your mind so you were ready to absorb all this new information. Also he never told anyone that they were wrong, when you clearly were. His reply would be along the lines of, "thats interesting, now lets see how you came to that conclusion" and subsequently he would allow you to realise your own mistake and so correct it.
Anyway through him I passed my maths, and later went on to study english and Im now studying spanish. And apart from my parents, I have learnt more from him than anyone else Ive ever known.


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Posted: 18 Sep 04, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My 6th grade history teacher, Mr. Lee. It was so incredibly easy to get him sidetracked; he once spent an entire class period talking about how he was going to cook a lobster for dinner that night.


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Posted: 18 Sep 04, 23:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooh, I love lobster!


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Posted: 18 Sep 04, 23:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love lobster, too, but I'd rather not hear about it screaming when you drop it into the pot!


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Posted: 19 Sep 04, 03:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

heh, Mr. Thompson (it's funny, even though I'm out of school I still respect him enough to call him Mr. Thompson instead of Greg) was my history/English teacher and instead of directing insulting/pointing out a mistake he would degrade you so much as to not have you make a mistake again. Great stuff.

Also Mr. Kelly our Information Technology teacher..he didn't give a damn what we did.

Me: Mr. Kelly, we burnt down the school! And lit the world on fire.
Mr K: Meh.


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