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Re: Hail to science teachers!
« Reply #25 on: 16/04/2004 03:17:32 »
I wish I shared the enthusiasm for teachers that you guys do.  Unfortunately, all but about two of my teachers were quite uninspried and uninspiring. Then there were those that bordered on criminal.  

I had such a bad taste about school (so does my wife) that we are home schooling our children so that they don't have to endure the stuff we did.

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« Reply #26 on: 18/04/2004 03:28:14 »
John, I had some teachers who were bullies too, but I've endured them once and choose to keep it at that by focusing on the ones that were good, or great as the case may be.
 

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« Reply #27 on: 18/04/2004 04:36:16 »
I endured.  I went to college (much much better than high school) and ended up with a master's degree.  I always felt that I succeeded in college despite the junk before, not because of.  I also try to concentrate on the good teachers - there were just so few.

Most of the teachers were not bullies (there were a few) they were just plain incompetent.  Most knew their subject well enough, they just couldn't teach worth a darn.

Don't get me started, I can go way too far with this topic.  So, I'll stop now.

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« Reply #28 on: 18/04/2004 12:24:31 »
I am totally non academic !!..I spent most of my school eductaion walking around like a zombie [xx(]......and still do !!...though, I thoroughly enjoyed my Science classes.....espesh Physics !!..didn't understand a bit of it and failed miserably of course...but in praise of my 'teachers' who tried their very best to get me to digest some of their words of widom, their tenacity with me I greatly appreciate. And it is that special passion that teachers have ,which i think is sucha a shame that most people only realise it until many years later. I think teachers have a special nature, in that it's a job that they choose and want to do...it's something that you don't do as a side line, there's obviously something in wishing to impart knowledge and shape the future of young peoples lives that make teachers all special........(having said that my bruv is a Headmaster/Principal..and we hate each other:D)

I did write a letter once to an old geography teacher and for a while we communicated......why don't you do the same Justy ?...my old fly fancier matey........and I completely agree about wishing to go back and do it again, or step inside myself and have a looky insidey:D

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Re: Hail to science teachers!
« Reply #29 on: 19/04/2004 08:57:29 »
Speaking of science teachers ... last night I dreamt I saw my old science teacher that I had through year 7, 8 9 and 10. Isn't that weird?

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« Reply #30 on: 19/04/2004 12:23:02 »
How bizarrely weird !!...of course you could have been transported back in time and really experienced seeing your old science teacher...that would be completely normal !!.......Of course if this thread has glimpsed your eyes recently I suppose it could have made a subconcious impression which later revealed itself in a dream, or even fuelled the dream in rhe first place, or the very fact that you contribute to this scientific forum probably helped kick start that dream too.

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Re: Hail to science teachers!
« Reply #31 on: 20/04/2004 13:52:00 »
i agree, i remember loving science until the 8th grade when i had the most awful science teacher(she skipped form teaching kindergarten to 8th grade)  and i completley despised science, but once i got into highschool the teachers were great i guess people have bigger influences then i thought.

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« Reply #32 on: 17/05/2004 02:01:08 »
There will always be good educators and bad educators. Sometimes it is just being in a room with a teacher that is suited to our style of learning. Some kids are more hands on than others and some need to hear the information while still others must read it. Einsteins teacher told him that he would never amount to anything and that he should get out of her classroom. We all know the ending to that story. I hope that as long as I teach, I will be able to keep alive the wonderment that we are born with and create a generation of life long learners.
 

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« Reply #33 on: 17/05/2004 12:49:15 »
My biology teacher (at this particular school) has to be the worst teacher I have ever ever experienced. I hate her guts. I feel so sorry for these poor students who have had her for two years !!!

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« Reply #34 on: 17/05/2004 12:54:21 »
My 8th grade biology teacher taught me words I will never forget...A dry earthworm is a dead earthworm. How can you argue with that?
 

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Re: Hail to science teachers!
« Reply #35 on: 17/05/2004 15:56:53 »
i forgot to mention that i'm actually going to be a teacher!!;)
 

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« Reply #36 on: 18/05/2004 07:35:10 »
my 11th & 12th grade biology teacher taugh me many things, a few highlights would be..... chalk is nontoxic... therefore eat it! but the powder free stuff tastes worse than the regular.
when we assume it makes an ass out of you and me....   um... crap why can't I remember any of his dumb biologically irrelevant syaings.... oh well, he rawked!

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