Who Was your favorite Teacher
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United States

#21 Feb 24, 2012
Mrs crim (joppa pre k) taught my family for 3 generations. And mr brooks was awesome!
Kristy

United States

#22 Feb 25, 2012
Mrs. Frailey, Mr. Halstenberg, and Mrs. Moore. Love those cats...Mr. Kossow didn't teach, he just assigned papers and made you read aloud. You literally could insert "Row Row Row Your Boat" into your research paper and he wouldn't be any wiser. It was worse when I graduated and enrolled at Shawnee. I couldn't escape that man.
umberger helper

United States

#23 Feb 25, 2012
Everyone knows if u had MR. Kossow, he was called Kossow. I wrote a paper one time, and he happened to be a character that I addressed as just kossow. He marked it wrong everytime I used just Kossow and put a Mr in front of it. Which brought my grade to a D. Thanks KOSSOW...you taught me that only popular ppl can address you informally.
Honeybear

Carbondale, IL

#24 Feb 26, 2012
Pat Kidd, she was a great teacher and later became a good friend before she passed away.
Funny Kossow story

Cadiz, KY

#25 Mar 10, 2012
umberger helper wrote:
Everyone knows if u had MR. Kossow, he was called Kossow. I wrote a paper one time, and he happened to be a character that I addressed as just kossow. He marked it wrong everytime I used just Kossow and put a Mr in front of it. Which brought my grade to a D. Thanks KOSSOW...you taught me that only popular ppl can address you informally.
He actually read your paper? I'm shocked!!! I wrote a research paper for my senior year, worked incredibly long hours on it to get it perfect, and saw him just putting A's on everyone's papers without reading them. So, I went back to my center page, inserted "Kossow is an idiot," and turned it in. I figured I worked my tail off to get it perfect for an A, and the bastard isn't even going to read it?!

Turned it in, perfect score. He was not my favorite teacher. He didn't teach anything.

Mrs. Moore, Mr. Green, and Blaine Greer were my top three favorites. Yes, Greer was awesome even though people spent the whole time making fun of him.
llrt

United States

#26 Mar 11, 2012
Funny Kossow story wrote:
<quoted text>He actually read your paper? I'm shocked!!! I wrote a research paper for my senior year, worked incredibly long hours on it to get it perfect, and saw him just putting A's on everyone's papers without reading them. So, I went back to my center page, inserted "Kossow is an idiot," and turned it in. I figured I worked my tail off to get it perfect for an A, and the bastard isn't even going to read it?!

Turned it in, perfect score. He was not my favorite teacher. He didn't teach anything.

Mrs. Moore, Mr. Green, and Blaine Greer were my top three favorites. Yes, Greer was awesome even though people spent the whole time making fun of him.
some teachers give a grade for simply doing the assignment. It really upsets the lazy ones who find that they could have gotten an easy a if they had just made any effort at all.
Funny Kossow Story

Cadiz, KY

#27 Mar 11, 2012
llrt wrote:
<quoted text>some teachers give a grade for simply doing the assignment. It really upsets the lazy ones who find that they could have gotten an easy a if they had just made any effort at all.
Well, it pissed off the ones who spent weeks doing research and actually working on it, too.
kossow story too

United States

#28 Mar 11, 2012
I photo copied the first five pages and used them for the last five pages of my senior paper. Yeap, I got an A.
Funny Kossow Story

Cadiz, KY

#29 Mar 11, 2012
kossow story too wrote:
I photo copied the first five pages and used them for the last five pages of my senior paper. Yeap, I got an A.
That's awesome!! HA HA!!
older to older

Metropolis, IL

#30 Mar 11, 2012
J.D. Seitsinger, Sharon Burrus, about as good as they came. Mr. Modglin was pretty great. At that time there were few who were either ancient or stuck up. Ms.Billie Reed -English,'71,72 awful as
and mean as they came, in Gen.Business and typing was Ms. Woods, stuck up and she loved itunless she loved you. Coach Beck, was pretty good math teach but he could scare the crap outta anyone.
Our girls PE couldn't have been worse, won't even tell her name.
Now our administration, that was something to brag about. Mr. Hopkins,principal, help me here, our superintendent, Harold Mescher & Attendance officer Jerry Anderson: now he was very handsome but, professional. I do know some of his favorite and most popular absentees seen in line at his office many mornings, Bobby J, Jimmy S. Ricky W. Carmen F. Becky J.Johnny P. Cathy E. I didn't know most of theseguys and girls but they always greeted him with a smile in the a.m. and walked out with a smile even tho there was a pink slip clutched in their hand.haha He usually knew where you had been on your absent day and how you got there before you told the story, but he always let u tell it your way first.
unicorn

Energy, IL

#31 Mar 12, 2012
I do not care BUT wrote:
No such thing as a favorite teacher in the '60's and early '70's! They all made you 1) Sit down 2) Be quiet and 3) Learn your lessons!!. If you didn't do these simple things, you would be taken to the hall and they would "show" you how it was done. They could make believers out of the most hard headed.
Wonder what happened to education? I know, we just don't spend enough taxpayer dollars on it. That's it!!
Don't spend enough money on it?!!! Their budget was over a half million dollars this year! The largest part of my property tax was schools. Spend more on teaching instead of sports and we may put out more college ready students. And get rid of administrative assistants. When I went to school, we had a principle and he had a secretary. That was a long time ago, but it worked. And worked good.
I do not care BUT

Metropolis, IL

#32 Mar 12, 2012
Easy Unicorn. I agree with you. Ever heard of sarcasm? In my day too, there was only a principle and a secretary and there were virtually no discipline problems. No such thing as teacher's aides because teachers graded their own papers and wouldn't have let anyone else. My property tax bill makes me sick, especially seeing the results we get. Again, wonder what happened? I think we all know, something to do with liberalism.
unicorn

Murphysboro, IL

#33 Mar 13, 2012
older to older wrote:
J.D. Seitsinger, Sharon Burrus, about as good as they came. Mr. Modglin was pretty great. At that time there were few who were either ancient or stuck up. Ms.Billie Reed -English,'71,72 awful as
and mean as they came, in Gen.Business and typing was Ms. Woods, stuck up and she loved itunless she loved you. Coach Beck, was pretty good math teach but he could scare the crap outta anyone.
Our girls PE couldn't have been worse, won't even tell her name.
Now our administration, that was something to brag about. Mr. Hopkins,principal, help me here, our superintendent, Harold Mescher & Attendance officer Jerry Anderson: now he was very handsome but, professional. I do know some of his favorite and most popular absentees seen in line at his office many mornings, Bobby J, Jimmy S. Ricky W. Carmen F. Becky J.Johnny P. Cathy E. I didn't know most of theseguys and girls but they always greeted him with a smile in the a.m. and walked out with a smile even tho there was a pink slip clutched in their hand.haha He usually knew where you had been on your absent day and how you got there before you told the story, but he always let u tell it your way first.
Those were some good days. You forgot Mrs. Smith (English) and Heir Lad (German). And did you not have Mr. Tripp as principle? Class of 72.
umberger helper

Saint Charles, IL

#34 Mar 13, 2012
kossow story too wrote:
I photo copied the first five pages and used them for the last five pages of my senior paper. Yeap, I got an A.
Geez, he must of just hated me!
Anonymous

Anna, IL

#35 Mar 31, 2012
My favorite teacher was Mrs. Konemann, Mr. Pirtle and Mrs. Pirtle. They were wonderful teachers and great to just be around. Funny, smart and very personable!!!
mike rushing

Paducah, KY

#36 Mar 31, 2012
mrs June Miller from joppa god rest her soul she was awsome
Carmen F

United States

#37 Mar 31, 2012
older to older wrote:
J.D. Seitsinger, Sharon Burrus, about as good as they came. Mr. Modglin was pretty great. At that time there were few who were either ancient or stuck up. Ms.Billie Reed -English,'71,72 awful as
and mean as they came, in Gen.Business and typing was Ms. Woods, stuck up and she loved itunless she loved you. Coach Beck, was pretty good math teach but he could scare the crap outta anyone.
Our girls PE couldn't have been worse, office many mornings, Bobby J, Jimmy S. Ricky a.m. and slip clutched in their hand.haha He usually knew where you had been on your absent day and how you got there before you told the story, but he always let u tell it your way first.
Yes this is true! Jerry Anderson gave me a small but stern lecture every time I was absent! The day I graduated, he said to my mother," I am so happy WE got her through school!". My mother agreed. However...Billie Reed was really good to me! But the old Science Teacher down by the auditorium was SO MEAN to me that I dreaded going to her class. Mrs. Meadecker? I totally agree about the PE teacher. But....she had lots of taxi cabs honking at her front door over the years. Karma!!! Lol! Good old MCHS! Those were the days!
Odd

United States

#38 Apr 1, 2012
So many of you loved teachers who specifically taught grammar... Anyway, onto my budget-cut rant:

When I was in grade school, I had a fresh-out-of-college teacher who perpetually complained in a shrill, nasally voice during classtime to us students about how little she got paid to put up with us, and how awful it was to be as poor as she was. She really laid it on thick, so much so, that some of the parents began to discuss it disgruntledly.

She got her hair done at the most expensive salon in town. She shopped at the "upscale" (for our town) boutique. She drove a bright red, brand-new Camaro. She lived in a beautiful sub-division. Jewelry. Cosmetics. She really didn't seem to be living off of the bottom of the barrel, but when I remember teachers like these, I can't help but feel a little bitter twinge, like they're still asking for handouts.

I'll never agree with cutting an educator's pension- unfortunately nowdays, they've become more animal wranglers than teachers through no fault of their own, but when I remember our Miss Hot-To-Trot teacher who couldn't get us through long-division or pronounce many of the names in Indian in The Cupboard without having a book-throwing tantrum and stomping out of her classroom, I wish that it was her pension being cut, and not everyone else who worked hard to change and shape people's lives for the better.

It's a sad way to repay someone for using them all those years. On the other hand, I see teachers with pensions going back into the fray to teach AGAIN and again out of retirement, just so they can have some "play money" for a nice boat, or a time-share on the lake. I do *not* know enough about the situation to have an opinion on it, but it just seems hypocritical for someone who spent three thousand dollars of her own money on a giant diamond pendant to whine "poor, pitiful meeee, always broke" to her students, during class-time, when they could be learning better spelling and writing skills for their topix trolling careers.
And PS-

United States

#39 Apr 1, 2012
My favorite teacher was Ms. Moore. She was brilliant, her sharp, dry sense of humor was impeccable, and she never had to get angry with anyone. She just ignored the idiots.

I also miss Darlene Wilhelm. I was never a student, but I briefly worked with her before I ran screaming from the institution of children's education, and she was a sage, intelligent woman who took no shit from anybody. She got a bad rap by stupid idiots for whom she justifiably had no patience.

Hated Doris Vogt. What business she had in education, I don't know, but she thought entirely too much of herself, and let her precious little Elephant-Grandson get away with bullying.

Janet Foster was a hypocrite in need of a Keratin treatment.

Another favorite of mine was Mr. Hutcherson. Very much like Ms. Moore, only more laid-back and Huckleberry Hound.

I had tried to reach Mrs. Frailey, but I don't guess I was one of the popular kids who glommed onto certain key teachers who had favorites. Oh, well. I'll just find some other way to answer my question.

Did Les Ingram ever lose the mullet?
Still A Student

Pittsburgh, PA

#41 Apr 7, 2012
I am still in school, high school that is, but so far the best teacher i have ever had and think will ever have is Mrs. Mitchell at Franklin. She is an awesome teacher. She made me want to get up and be at school every day.

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