interesting teachers, your choice

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    One of the weird and wonderful facts of literature is the that Stephen King used to teach High school English. I wonder what it would have been like to study English in his class. I am sure the kids in that classroom would have learned a lot about Lovecraft.

    What brought this on, is I am reading Pratchett's Hogfather. Death's Granddaughter, Susan, is a nursery governess. She has an interesting style of education


    She also showed up in "A thief of Time" where she taught primary grades. Again, a unique teaching style.


    What fictional or real life teachers do you find most interesting?
     
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    Surprisingly when it comes to attitude I like "Mr. Chips", "To Sir, With Love", and "The Dead Poets Society".

    Real life methods: Harry Wong and my best friend, Sandy.
     
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    Oh, I forgot Ecchi Onizuka from GTO and Kumiko Yamaguchi from Gokusen.


    They are both pretty much the anti Mr Chips. I think the kids learned more useful stuff in GTO than than they did in Mr Chips.
     
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    Ah but when it comes to teachers and how they teach, that is the deal. It's personal, what works for one, will not work for another.
     

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