“The best thing about being
a teacher is that it matters.
The hardest thing about being a teacher
is that it matters every day.”
– Todd Whitaker
A teacher asked her Year 1 students to write a sentence with the word “beans.”
John: “My father grows beans.“
Mary: “My mother cooks beans.”
Timmy: “We are all human beans.“
“Teachers, I believe,
are the most responsible
and important members of society
because their professional efforts
affect the fate of the earth.”
― Helen Caldicott
A teacher asked her students to write a sentence
using the words ‘defeat, defense and detail‘.
Little Tommy wrote:
De feet of de dog went over de fence before de tail.
Two kids are sitting in a high school auditorium, listening to the principal give the welcoming speech for the year.
The principal says, “The two greatest dangers that students face are ignorance and apathy.”
One of the students turns to his friend and asks, “Dude, what’s ignorance and apathy?'”
The other student, bored and restless and wanting for the speech to end says, “I don’t know and I don’t care.”
Mrs. Smith, the third grade teacher, gave the term test to her students. Richie, the son of a millionaire knew he will not pass the test. Reaching into his pocket, he found a $100 bill and he attached it to his test with a note, “A dollar per point.”. The next day Richie received his test papers with a note, “Good try!”, along with $60 change.
Two university students had an exam coming up but they opted to party instead, and missed the test. “Our car broke down due to a flat tyre,” they told the professor earnestly. “Can we write the exam tomorrow?” The professor agreed to give them a makeup test the next day.
Both boys crammed all night until they were sure they knew just about everything. Arriving the next morning, each was told to go to a separate classroom to take the exam. They shrugged and complied. As they sat down, they read the first question: “For 5 points, explain the contents of an atom.” This is going to be a piece of cake! thought each boy, answering the question with ease.
Then, the test continued. “For 95 points, tell me which tyre it was.”