Your favorite teacher...what subject did he or she teach?

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    Your favorite teacher...what subject did he or she teach?

    U.S. History for me.

    What about you?
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    Elementary teachers I had in 3rd and 4th grade and then my HS English teacher. I did not like English but he was a great teacher with whom I’m good friends with now.

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    Mr. Solomon, Glen Burnie High School. World History.

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    John A. Massarella - Humanities - Moeller High School

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    Science and math.

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    High school - English
    College - US History


    Yet I teach science.

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    High school - Algebra I, Algebra II & Trig, and Pre-Calculus (Same teacher, great human being.)

    College - US History 109 at UK (I think I still have audio cassettes of the professor's lectures someplace.), Audio 101 at Morehead, Chemistry 101 at Cumberland, Logic 101 (Philosophy) at Marquette, and Dynamics at USF (The prof was a riot.).

    As much as I loved US History 109 at UK, I hated the 108 section just as much. I took them in the same semester, too. The 108 professor was mono toned, and assigned so much extra reading that it took all the interest out of the subject, for me anyway, and I am a history buff. It was an elective, not a graduate class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    High school - Algebra I, Algebra II & Trig, and Pre-Calculus (Same teacher, great human being.)

    College - US History 109 at UK (I think I still have audio cassettes of the professor's lectures someplace.), Audio 101 at Morehead, Chemistry 101 at Cumberland, Logic 101 (Philosophy) at Marquette, and Dynamics at USF (The prof was a riot.).

    As much as I loved US History 109 at UK, I hated the 108 section just as much. I took them in the same semester, too. The 108 professor was mono toned, and assigned so much extra reading that it took all the interest out of the subject, for me anyway, and I am a history buff. It was an elective, not a graduate class.
    Swamprat, I am horribly confused. Seems like you took first year classes at 5 different colleges. Just curious, am I reading the tea leaves correctly?

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    1st grade teacher, Mrs. Noerker. All of us came from pretty humble backgrounds and 1st grade was our first school experience away from home (no kindergarten in 1952). She made it a point to give each of us (perhaps 20) a few minutes of lap time everyday where she patted us on the shoulder, told us what fine young boys/girls we were and how we could be anything we wanted to be in life. Gave us the confidence to be excited about the future and attentive to what teachers shared in our daily classes. She was awesome and laid a foundation in me for lifetime learning.

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    Mr. Koch. - Had him for Ohio History in 7th grade, and then lucked out that he moved to 8th grade the following year to teach US History.

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    The great Joe Taylor. All 4 years in high school - advanced algebra I & II, trigonometry, and calculus.

    Gordon Matthewson. Junior year in high school - US History.

    Carol Smith. Junior and senior years - business math and single living.

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    7th grade Kentucky Geography.
    We had to be able to label all the counties.
    He taught us to read road maps by making us chart every turn and the mileage on every road by giving us fictional road trips to plan.

    11th grade US History.
    We spent a ton of time studying and dissecting battles and military campaigns
    throughout US History.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Swamprat, I am horribly confused. Seems like you took first year classes at 5 different colleges. Just curious, am I reading the tea leaves correctly?
    Not exactly. However, I only listed the courses where I enjoyed the teacher.

    My degree from Morehead is an Associate. When I decided to get my engineering degree and attend UK, not much transferred. I also worked to pay my tuition and housing, so I only maintained a minimum class load. I got a job offer I could not refuse, so I left UK to take it. From that point on I went to school when I had the money to do so. I moved when I had to maintain employment. No student loans. Job first, school second, then job first, family second, school third.

    My courses at Cumberland were during the summer between my junior and senior years in high school and the summer between Morehead and UK. My instructor for the Chem courses, I did take Chem II there as well, was also a ham operator, which I was heavily into at the time. I learned a little chemistry. He got his 2 meter transceiver fixed and his CW transceiver tuned.

    When at Marquette, you were required to take either a theology elective or a philosophy elective. While taking Logic 101, I was also taking Calc III as well as other 2nd year curriculum. The professor who taught the logic course, was a dyed in the wool hippie from the sixties. I know she was high half the time.

    Dynamics is not a freshman year course. At least not for me. Physics I, Physics II, Statics, then Dynamics. The professor who taught it was a complete wack job who made the subject completely enjoyable. Think Bill Nye teaching a college course while on meth. He would have made Statics fun.

    I'm 61, now, and still going to school, though it's mostly monthly lectures, meetups, and Udemy courses. Life is a journey, yes?

    Did that satisfy your confusion?

    Or did it at least bore you to tears?

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    In high school I had Mr. Emmelheinz for English & Advanced Writing. He was a great teacher; he was a little quirky but that is what made his classes interesting. I always remember what he told us, “If you can write a paper for me, you will be able to write a paper for anyone.” Truth!

    In college I took Appalachian Literature and The Bible as Literature. Dr. Danny Miller taught both. He was an amazing Professor and these are my two favorite classes I took while in college.

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    European History. Loved those classes.

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