Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Out, Out, Damned Spot!



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ms Robinson is the kind of English teacher the smart kids loved and the dumb kids hated.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Now THAT'S putting Shakespeare to good use!

Kolo Jezdec said...

"Ms Robinson is the kind of English teacher the smart kids loved and the dumb kids hated."

Is that supposed to be a compliment? I taught for 30 years and I pray no one ever said that about me.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Kolo, if you taught for 30 years I'd bet real money that students had plenty to day, good and bad.
Usually the remarks reflect more about the student than the teacher, even the kid's peers know that.

xoxoxoBruce said...

To say, not to day. In my defence I was unsupervised. LoL

Kolo Jezdec said...

Well, I mostly taught math to middle school students, so I heard plenty of comments, good and bad.

I should have been clearer in my comment above. I taught for 30 years and I pray no ADULT ever said that about me, especially a colleague.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Kolo, I can appreciate that feeling, although I think the statement is a left handed compliment.
We've discovered dumb kids grow up to be haters. LoL

Anonymous said...

OP here. No offense intended. In my experience, there were a special class of "active" teachers who pushed the kids to relate the teachings to their own lives, taught in very animated and memorable ways, pushed students to excel, and showed a great deal of enthusiasm. The smart kids always loved them for making things less dull and engaging with them, and the dumb kids hated them for requiring more than passive cruising though the class. That's just my experience, and obviously not universal.