We had lots of schoolteachers growing up. Their quality varied greatly. The best ones taught us life lessons that still guide us years later. Today’s FamilyFirst site is devoted to a teacher like that.
His name is Pat Ward. He taught chemistry at East Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma (is that Oklahoma really necessary? Are there any OTHER Tulsas? 😉 from the late sixties through the nineties.
He was an unconventional teacher, the best kind. He would give his students derogatory, but good-natured nicknames. For instance, a boy named Robert who was known for talking to much became Oral Robert. Lloyd Wallisch became Pink Lloyd. You get the picture.
Does it really matter to you how annoyed your friend is when she posts on Facebook how loud the person next to her is at the coffee shop? Or how your friend feels after staying out too late? But if you have a funny story about what your kid did, don’t you want to share it? And … Read more…