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I just had to do this post as being a teacher myself I do reflect back on those great ones who influenced me.
I’m going to narrow it down to a teacher I had when I was 10 years old. Why did I like him? Well (remember I was only 10 at the time) he was:
- Had really artistic handwriting
- Gave us interesting lessons and made us think
- Gave me the chance to be creative in learning
- Played the recorder once really badly!
In fact I became a teacher purely because of him….honestly!
The interesting thing was that when I trained as a teacher (10 years later) I met someone else who had also had him as a teacher but a few years after me and I asked her if she thought he was the best teacher she had ever had, and she said no he was the worst! (Sorry Sir, if you are reading this!) I asked why and she said because he was:
- Impatient with them
- Didn’t do anything interesting with them
- Didn’t like sport
- Shouted at the class
Well obviously something had happened to him that year because I saw none of that…..maybe it was a different teacher with the same name?
So who was your most favourite teacher of all time and why?