Originally Posted by TheSadPanda
I had a history teacher in 8th grade that had ridiculous expectations. He wanted college level work out of everybody. In fact, I lost 12 points on a 10 point assignment once. I was actually impressed I had managed to do that. He also gave me detention for looking at the clock. Looking. At. The. Clock. He was kind of a Nazi.
He later got let go under very unknown circumstances. I never actually found out officially why. But from what I was told he was screwed out of his job by some kids who lied about something he did. I severely disliked this man, but unjustly firing him actually upset me.
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Getting screwed out of his job might just be his side of the story not what actually happened but I am just guessing on that.
I have had some great teachers and some terrible ones, and from 30 years distance some of them have reversed positions. I absolutely hated Sister Consalata, but by God I can put a coherent sentence together and that was what she was trying to teach me.
On the other hand I had an electrical engineering teacher who I liked and who's name I can't even remember. He spent the whole quarter teaching the shortcuts he used while working for the power company. Shortcuts are great, but they are really useless if you don't understand the theory behind them. I did not really realize this then.( An easy A is an easy A). I didn't finish college so in the long run it didn't really matter to me other than to teach a certain laziness that real life had to beat back out of me.
The greatest teacher I had was my 10th grade geometry teacher, he made me learn without my knowing I was learning. I have no idea how he did it. I had a hard time with algebra but he made geometry make sense without yelling or browbeating. He just taught and if you didn't get it he taught it again and again and we learned and I wish I had had a Mr. Baltz for every subject, but it seems they are few and far between.
To the Mr. Baltzs of the world, THANK YOU