I'm glad that you had some great teachers...I had a few good ones as
well...They inspired me to become a teacher. :-)
It just seems as if education is much more political than it used to be.
On 7/16/08, think you are smart wrote:
> Hey CTeacher,
> Oops. I didn't realize you weren't new. You have a lot more
> experience than me so you know what a bad principal can do to a
> teacher. I was pretty green when I had that year teaching. It was so
> bad. It makes me so mad that they could do that to me. I am always
> trying to make sure that it doesn't happen to other teachers.
> Hey, I am from Colorado. I went to school in Littleton. Peabody
> Elementary, Isaac Newton Junior High, and Littleton HS. I don't plan
> to return there. But the schools I went to had some AMAZING teachers.
> Mostly the older ones (WWII generation) that were really great.
> At Littleton, I had a science teacher named Dorothy Rupel. She taught
> AP and honors classes. I took microbiology with her. She taught us to
> work with dangerous bacteria. We dyed them, studied them under the
> microscope, used the autoclave to sterilize the slides and petri
> dishes. She also taught me AP genetics. Wow, that was an amazing
> class. We had flies in test tubes that we studies. God, they smelled
> bad. I will never forget that horrible smell.
> And I had a tiny little chemistry teacher named Mrs. Berlinski. She
> always wore come f me heels which I never understood. Now I do. I am
> not the tallest either and it is not so good to be smaller than all
> of your students. Laugh. She was just trying to add a couple inches
> so that she could reach our chins. LOL
> I am wondering what has happened to that school system since I have
> been gone these many years. Is it ruined now or are things much as
> they were?
> I thought you might know.