Question: do you remember your first teacher and the best teacher you ever had??

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  1. I remember the NAME of my first teacher, but little about her. She was Mrs Redden, wife of the school headmaster at a small school (three teachers taking grades 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, with the headmaster taking grade 7) in the Adelaide hills.
    The best teacher I ever had (and I had some very good ones along the way) was my year 12 maths teacher; his name was Edward (Ted) Clapp. He did not claim to be very good at maths, but he was very good at explaining maths, and a good bloke as well.


  2. I don’t remember my first teacher (I was very young), but some of my favorite teachers in high school and uni were my physics teachers — specifically, Mr. Wells, Professor Trullinger, and Professor Feinberg. They are at least in part why I decided to be a scientist. The best thing I liked about them is that they were passionate about teaching, and very invested in making sure that I did my best and learned all that I could.


  3. @maca01. I dont remember my first teach. I’d have to look up my year books.

    But I did remember the best teacher I ever had. Mrs. Sarpi was her name and she taught me chemistry and maths and a few other things.

    She was the best chemistry I’ve ever had because I think she knew what we would all find boring or hard to understand so she put lots of evergy into those sections which made us all learn quickly.

    She also made cake for us to eat in the lab classes which probably isn’t legal anymore :s but we loved it 🙂


  4. @maca01: My first teacher was Mrs De Clerq. She was Mum-ish and nice, but I don’t remember much more than that general feeling/memory.

    I’ve had some fabulous teachers (and still have some great ones, but I call them mentors now – so important to keep learning from more experienced people!).

    When I was in Grade 5, a biology teacher from the high school came into my class for a week. She took us down to the creek in our school and we collected some water then looked at it under microscopes and saw all the teeny critters living in it – AMAZING! I was hooked on biology evermore!

    I also had a very passionate History teacher – he was so enthusiastic and engaged in sharing history with us – his classes were entertaining and fun.

    My favourite teachers have been intelligent, supportive, and excellent communicators.



  1. cool thanks