I Know a Few (Retired) Teachers Who Should Have Read This Before They Started Teaching.

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  1. My mother was my first-grade teacher when we lived in Fremont California.
    I thought I’d have an easy first grade year.
    I was wrong.
    She was harder on me than she was on my classmates…

    Her mother was first an English teacher and then later the school librarian in Gladewater Texas.

    My father directed the High School plays at Honey Grove High School every year.

    Two of my wives were teachers.
    One a University Shakespearean.
    One a High School French teacher.

    I know a little about growing up around academics.
    Wish I had become one.
    I had a dream of Teaching Texas History once I got out of the Navy.
    But then remembered that all history teachers in Texas are also football coaches.
    No desire in me to coach Texas school – boy football.
    So, I buried that dream along with some other foolish ones I had been carrying around in my pockets.

    —- Great post.
    Thank you for sharing.
    -Lance

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  3. The vast majority of my teachers were good. When I was in junior high, my science teacher turned out to be a perv. Kept me after class one day, and he ended up talking about sex and how a boy couldn’t please a girl sexually. After a few minutes sitting there in shock, I stood and told him I didn’t want to hear any of that shit, and as I was walking toward the door, he said he didn’t mean anything by it, was just teasing. Well, I told a few other girls, and found out he’d pulled the same thing with a couple of them. As a group, we went to the principal…never saw the perv again.

    • Wow! I’m glad you spoke up! He definitely didn’t need to be working with kids! Yuck!

      Most of my teachers were great and I even had some who were unforgettably awesome and who made a huge, positive difference! But I also have about 3-4 teachers who were abusive bullies and who would join in with the class bullies. Most are retired or dead now. I’m currently working on a post to give salute to.the teachers who.make a positive difference.

      Thank you so much for commenting! And I’m so glad you told your own story of your experience with a terrible teacher.

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