Who was the best teacher or professor you ever had? What made that teacher so gr

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  1. krsharp05 profile image89
    krsharp05posted 6 years ago

    Who was the best teacher or professor you ever had? What made that teacher so great?

  2. Mom Kat profile image77
    Mom Katposted 6 years ago

    Ms. Weiss, my 6th grade English teacher.  She was always bright and cheery.  She adored my unique style & encouraged my writing skills.  Unlike most, who told me basically to "conform", she fostered my individuality.

    She told me then, as well as years later that I was one of her favorite and most memorable students. 

    She helped me believe in myself & showed me that just because I was different, didn't mean I was "bad".

    1. krsharp05 profile image89
      krsharp05posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's such a magic combination when you really connect with a teacher. If they asked you to climb Mt. Everest, you would do it out of sheer faith - the faith they instilled in you.  Excellent comment.

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    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    Mine was a college professor who taught a course called "Civil War and Reconstruction". The guy was quick-witted, funny, and an interesting encyclopedia of historical knowledge. I didn't agree with his ultra-conservative politics, but he was a brilliant man. I see him now and then on TV as he is often selected by producers to be on some panel or to appear in every civil war documentary on the History Channel as one of the speakers who describes one event or another. He may actually be the leading Civil War scholar in the whole country right now. I had a lot of college professors whom I liked or admired. Just about every teacher I had prior to college was terrible.

    1. krsharp05 profile image89
      krsharp05posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's obvious that your professor had great passion for the Civil War. That type of enthusiasm is contagious and makes the class fun - even when you don't share his political beliefs. Thank you for commenting.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Dr. Holland, Pepperdine University in LA. He was amazing, therapist, teacher, mentor.

  5. Emmanuel Kariuki profile image88
    Emmanuel Kariukiposted 6 years ago

    My best teacher was in High School. I had always feared Geography classes because most teachers I had had for the subject were boring and monotonous, often seeming unprepared and making the subject look like it was for geniuses only.

    Then came Mr. Sachdeva. He never carried any notes, and he explained everything in such simple language it seemed that Geography was the simplest subject after all.

    His notes on the board were neat, headlines in red, the rest in white chalk. His maps were precise and he never talked a minute more than he had planned. He answered any and every question, again in such simple language that I had wanted to be a geographer fro the rest of my life.

    1. krsharp05 profile image89
      krsharp05posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Teachers who can teach to every student have a real gift.  They make sure that what they are teaching and what students are learning is almost fail-proof and because of that, kids thrive and learn.  Thank you for your perspective and great comment.

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    Deb Welchposted 6 years ago

    I have found Glenn Beck to be a great speaker and teacher especially about our nation's history and politics.  Last night I saw Glenn Beck Unelected 2012,  a satellite live-feed at our local Regal Cinema - shown throughout the US.  Great stuff - he's good.  In Business College - I thought my Business Law teacher was thorough as well as my Gregg Shorthand teacher - I could read shorthand like regular handwriting.

  7. Kaili Bisson profile image97
    Kaili Bissonposted 6 years ago

    There were actually two of them, one Grade 7 English and the other Grade 8 English. One was a draft dodger from the U.S and the other drove a school bus when not teaching. Between them, they made me a voracious reader. They both allowed us - encouraged us - to choose books that were not part of the "official" curriculum. We read "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, and all kinds of others in between. They encouraged us to use our minds and expand our horizons. They were both amazing.

    1. krsharp05 profile image89
      krsharp05posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Teachers who create an atmosphere where kids can think outside of the box allow for creative and excited students. Those are the teachers you remember always.

  8. rfmoran profile image87
    rfmoranposted 6 years ago

    Brother Arthur Hannaway, a high school English teacher. I will never forget his words, "If you want to learn to write, read." I took him up on it. He was also tremendously supportive when correcting writing assignments.

    1. krsharp05 profile image89
      krsharp05posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You remember his quote still. He must have been an inspiration to you. I wonder, do you ever use that quote? I often use words of wisdom that made an impact on my life.


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