My Strangest Teacher EVER...
Wow, that's a hard one, I've only met one teacher stranger than him, but he never taught at my school, so I'm giving the award to...
Mr. Jones was crazy! But that's why we loved him. He taught agriculture class my first year in high school, then he left for dekalb schools(don't think he left on very good terms.)
He gave us a speech about "How if I could ever find a woman to have sex with me, I would name my daughter,"(direct quote) he was going to call her "Grazelda Malugdinum Jones". He choose Malugdinum because it's a disease sheep get when they have to much copper in their diet. He was going to call her Grazelda because he knew "with my genes she would be a good looker", but guys would be scared when they saw her first name.
Later on in the year he tried to shove his head through a deer pelvis bone Didn't quite make it...
When I was looking through really old school year book from the year 2000, I found his picture in the FFA page. I cracked up laughing instantaly. In this picture he was holding his annual winter Luao(or however you spell it), and he was dressed in a grass skirt, no shirt, straw hat, and a coconut bra. That picture brought back a lot of goovy memories that old fart, some I'll never forget.
Though at a camp I met another goovy agriculture teacher. His name was Mr. Coon. Throughout the whole camp we wore an aligator infatable, Called "Allen the Alli-Go-Gater around his waste. Then during a camp discussion about "No PURPLE!!!"(purple meaning holding hands, kissing, and you know what else), Mr. Coon jump in front of the whole camp and started making out with this inflateable aligator...
Man, blowup dolls are getting weird nowadays...
Most of my teachers couldn't teach their way out of a paper bag. Sad really. Everything has been more sad than funny.
Take my Spanish teacher (I took 2 years of that crap and know nothing more than a word or two), anyway, she was *)&^ed in the head in more ways than one. She thought the devil was out to get her. Overly religious to the point of insanity is not a good thing.
Students used to write things like 666 and cryptic Satanic sayings on the board, then she'd go berzerk and start rambling incoherently and waving her arms wildly in the air.
One of my history teachers was boring to the point where what he taught became boring. And the thing is, history isn't really boring to me, I always liked the stories and tended to read the book rather than listen to his sleep-inducing lectures. Another history teacher who I had earlier, back in middle school, used to pick his nose at his desk while grading papers then hand our papers back to us. Needless to say, it disgusted the hell out of me.
There was an electrical engineering teacher who had us skin wires and sold the copper to get extra money instead of actually teaching us anything. I still don't understand how these teachers get away with this kind of stuff, but they do nonetheless. I still don't know how to wire anything right. There was a math teacher who was always mean to me for some reason, but noone else. I swear she was a real witch, she even looked like one, throw a pointy hat on her head and a broom in her hand and you'd think it was a Halloween costume, I swear. Of course, I did have a good math teacher once, but not good enough really. She saved me from having to go to summer school to graduate by actually teaching me something at the last second. She tutored me for 2 or 3 days after school and because of that I got a high enough grade on the last test (It was an A if I remember right) to pass the class and graduate with my peers. Yea, imagine what I could have done if someone had actually taught me something sooner. I coulda had straight A's if any of them actually gave a damn.
There was an English teacher who I remember fondly, although I was only ever a C student in her class as I always hated English and all its unneeded syntax. I've always loved Reading though and back in grade school when there was no English class, but only a Reading class, I had straight A's. The Science teachers were all similar to eachother in ways and they all tried teaching to the best of their capability, but every one of them lacked any organisational skills and wasted loads of time because of that (similar to myself). My favorite thing about Science was the Labs because it was hands-on with an actual goal in mind and there just wasn't enough of that in school.
And you know what, I'm kind of annoyed by something ... I've never had a teacher that even came close to being exciting, inspiring, or pretty-looking. Most were dull and boring and they were all ugly and old with a certain lack of life about them. The closest thing to eccentricity or fun of any sort would probably be how disorganised they were, I had a bit of a laugh at how ridiculous it all was.
I hated my time in school, but even so, I actually sort of miss it now. How sad is that? I think it's just because you feel like you are actually doing something even when you aren't. They make busywork seem important somehow. That and the whole social atmosphere of your peers is what makes school so nostalgic. Alot of people I once knew are now gone and moved away and I've completely lost contact with them.
As far as learning goes, I've learned way more outside of school than I've ever learned while in it.
Blood of the Ancient One, Seen only as Shadow, Faster than Lightning, Fierce as the Greatest Dragon, Nearly Invisible, Floating in a Dream, Entered through the Demon Door, Destroyer of Evil in a Realm with a Red Sky Scarred, Who could I be ?
Dude, my kindergarden teacher. Scariest person I've ever met. She threatened to cut off my best friends ear (no lie). She was fired that year. There was another time that I mischievously dew a big red X on someone else's shift (lol) and she scared me so much that I ran out of the room and refused to go back in. Thank god kindergarden is over.
"And you know what, I'm kind of annoyed by something ... I've never had a teacher that even came close to being exciting, inspiring, or pretty-looking"
We had one in year 9, but she left Miss Costa, she looked quite a lot like Kim Medcalf ( http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/j/Kim%20Medcalf.jpg ) And all the guys in geography used to try and chat her up/ banter with her. In her last lesson she made everyone watch her favourite love-romance film U_ U;
My foods teacher this year was almost fresh out of uni. (23-25ish) And like what Adam was saying all the kids tried chatting it up with her and asking for her facebook. Incidently someone found her Facebook (this really weird ugly person no one likes) and she just shrugged it off and made a big explanation of why she can't add anybody. Quite a funny teacher really. Alas, she was only subbing for the other foods teacher whom was on maternity leave. Oh well. :/
Teachers must be getting younger and younger. Lots of people I went to school with and have only just left uni got teaching jobs straight away. Id hate to teach, for me the thought of going back to the school environment for the rest of my career makes me want to slit my wrists.
Personally, I think it just depends on the class you'd be teaching. If it was English or Maths, I think it would horrorifieng. But some of the classes like Shop, Art, and Agricutlture would be great fun I feel like. But ironicly, many governments back burn these classes, cut there fundings, and etc. Which causes a lot of schools to remove these classes from their curriculum.
I plan on going to into teaching Agriculture classes at a highschool level, hopefully I'll become someone's "Strange Teacher", only in a good why like all the strange ones I know...