Who influenced you?

Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2004 09:36 pm

For those of you who are teachers, I'd be curious to know who influenced you to become one. I consider myself a quasi-teacher because, although I have the multiple-subject-clear-credential, I do not teach for a living.

Someone who influenced me, aside from my father (who taught university), was Bel Kaufman. She wrote the book, Up the Down Staircase, which immediately clicked with me. And she's no dilettante, either. She based the book largely on her years of teaching. (No one could make that stuff up!) And the film was excellent, as well.

Just curious

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Reply Tue 30 Mar, 2004 02:41 am
Hmm, I read Up the Down Staircase, years ago, liked it. But I'm not a teacher.

Will be quiet while others answer.
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Reply Tue 30 Mar, 2004 09:06 am
My 2nd grade teacher that forced me out of the school, that gave-up on me! To only see her again and ne reaffirmed she was still an ARSEHOLE. When being recruited by NE she turned out to be the Wife of the Regent, and at the dinner table:

Mrs Regent said to mother Husker " Oh Mrs Husker, I never thought your son would make it this far"

I said screw that lady, she must be in the lower half of here class and just married up.
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Reply Wed 31 Mar, 2004 07:21 pm
Berenice Abbott had the most impact on me.I almost asked her to Mme
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