We recall teachers for all manner of different reasons -- inspiring, boring, unreasonable, friendly, strict, brilliant, outrageous.
It's humor that shows up in my clearest memories of certain teachers.
Here is the Miss Watkins' story I mentioned in a comment on 11/4.
One day, Miss Watkins shared a vignette from a visit home to Georgia the previous summer. She attended a church meeting in which the congregation was debating whether to keep the King James' version of the Bible or to begin using the Revised Standard Version.
A silver haired lady bolted to her feet, her eyes flashing fire. To dramatize the woman's rermarks, Miss W. intensified her own southern speech and she delivered this line loudly, and with gusto, "If the King James Bible was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me!"
The fourth period English students cracked up, Miss Watkins laughing right along with us.
She always treated us as adults who were on par with her -- what a class act. Who else enjoyed Miss Watkins?
Which teachers do YOU remember -- and why??
~ Dena Ward Clayton