In which subject were you the teacher's favorite?

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  1. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 9 years ago

    In which subject were you the teacher's favorite?

    Taking my husband to the Metrolink station seems to evoke fun topics in the morning. Somehow we went from his new fabulous contacts that help him see BOTH distance and close-up (check THAT out) to Sister Mary Agnes who had "coke bottle" eye glasses that made her look so cute, to teachers in whose class you were the favorite.  I never knew before that he was his Geometry teacher's favorite and he told me the funny story of how this "Math comedian" took him by the throat and said "'Olson', did you take my grease marker?"' I think the class where we were the favorite is the subject we know best.

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    delleaposted 9 years ago

    Back in my school days, my english teachers really enjoyed my creative writing skills, however I used to get very bad grades in english classes because I never liked reading books by force. I can understand that the only way english teachers can grade on comprehension is to have all of the students read the same book at the same time and see how each student is comprehending the material. But for me, I never liked the books that we were told to read, I'd get through the first few chapters and wanted to set them on fire... none of the books we had to read were within my realms of interest. But in contrast, my creative writing skills were highly regarded by teachers and students alike.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image85
      Billie Kelpinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'm the same way Dellea.  But I don't read because I have to sit down and not create something. There are writers who are readers, and a few writers who are not readers.  But the fact that you were your English teacher's favorite says it all.

  3. lburmaster profile image77
    lburmasterposted 9 years ago

    In middle school it was the Biology teacher. During high school, speech professor. And college was General Psychology, Life Growth and Development, and Personality.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image85
      Billie Kelpinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      There ya go - your hubs on Maslow, Freud, Small Gardens, Writing...Now when hub enables audio, some clips of you recording your hubs as audio pieces

    2. lburmaster profile image77
      lburmasterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So I could rant about examples, bore listeners to death, and jump from one topic to another.... I'll stick with writing. But that would help solve some of my off topic speeches.... A good idea. Now I need to get a recorder... Thanks, Billie!

    3. Billie Kelpin profile image85
      Billie Kelpinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      you can record your works at podiobooks.com or create audio for sale at audible.com.  Most important is the microphone. I bought a Sennheiser mic and use audacity for editing. I put that with a sitepal avatar sometimes.

    4. lburmaster profile image77
      lburmasterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a great idea! I'll look into it. Thank you!

  4. JayeWisdom profile image89
    JayeWisdomposted 9 years ago

    My early education took place in a very small  rural school in the Deep South, USA--so small, In fact, each teacher was responsible for two separate grades in his or her classroom. Although students not involved in an active lesson were supposed to study, the sounds of the teacher and students in the next grade were distracting and quite impossible (for me) not to overhear.

    This meant that every other year (when I was a student of the lower grade in the room), I listened to all the lessons for the next class that I would hear again the following year. This "double-dipping" continued until I left that school when in the fifth grade.

    I liked English grammar and composition as soon as it was introduced to me, and spelling came so easy I considered it fun. Diagramming (parsing) sentences was a game, although the other students groaned whenever the teacher drew lines on the blackboard and asked us to provide appropriate sentence components.

    My third-grade teacher, Mrs. Pritchard, fostered in me an early love of writing by requiring an essay written from a picture prompt taped on the blackboard every week and was instrumental in my enjoyment of grammatical rules. I was the only student in her classes who responded positively to English grammar and composition, so it was natural that I became "teacher's pet" while in her classes. The head start I got on fourth grade subjects from listening to their lessons while I was still in third grade served me well. I knew all the answers and never hesitated to raise my hand when questions were asked.

    You would think my propensity to raise my hand for every question might earn me resentment from other students, but most of them (even several who would go on to pursue careers as teachers) didn't really want to answer and were delighted for me to "hog" the spotlight during Q&A sessions.

    Mrs. Pritchard was very pleased with my English grammar, composition and spelling performance, also that for history, not so much science...and she despaired of my ever excelling in math. (I never learned to enjoy math, but passed all my courses with acceptable grades.)

    I, in turn, worshipped Mrs. Pritchard (a middleaged lady with gray "wings" of hair frosting what was left of her dark hair--quite similar to the way my own hair looks today). I only hope that I managed, at my tender age, to communicate to her how much I appreciated her teaching and encouragement. I think of her often and silently thank her for my love of writing.

    Jaye

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image85
      Billie Kelpinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Jaye, This is WONDERFUL! and a lovely tribute to Mrs. Pritchard.  Did you think of making this into an essay under the literature section?  I get lots of interest my "Sequin People" essay - tribute to my aunt Marion. PS  I LOVED diagramming too.

    2. JayeWisdom profile image89
      JayeWisdomposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Billie. I suppose I should consider expanding it into an essay as tribute to Mrs. Pritchard. She was a wonderful teacher.  Jaye

 
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