Sunday, May 15, 2005

     Weekend Assignment #59: We've all had teachers who have made a difference in our lives. Tell us about one of yours. It can be a teacher from any level of education, from kindergarten to graduate school.

Extra Credit: Tell us your second favorite subject in schoool.

 

Okay Dr. Cronis, This one is for you.

When I started my Special Education block,I met him, a big viking looking red-headed man. It was 1976 & he smoked a pipe while he lectured.

 He told stories about  when he was in graduate school in florida, they made him go around the campus blindfolded to insure he would know what it was like to be handicapped. He used his cane,found a tile floor, and proud of himself that he had located the bathroom, did his business.

He then heard laugher and realized he had peed in the sink in front of a large lecture hall!

He said if you can't laugh at yourself and your students, you will burn out teaching school.

When my father died & I was late registering, he loaned me the money to pay my late fees.

He taught me that whatever you teach a handicapped person, make sure it is something they need. Dont' waste their time.

I remember this every day, Dr.C.

1 comment:

galadriel92000 said...

LOVe the story..creative and caring teacher who doesnt take himself to seriously, great combination....check out mine when you ahve time..
http://journals.aol.com/galadriel92000/AFishOutofWater/
Marie in TN