The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #149313 Message #3474125
Posted By: Rapparee
31-Jan-13 - 08:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Death Trap Schoolrooms
Subject: RE: BS: Death Trap Schoolrooms
Overall, my grammar and high schooling was more than adequate. Catholic schools, both, but I was never hit until high school and then the Christian Brothers did little of that. I never had the idea that any of my teachers were sadists; some, in fact, were well-informed and were truly teachers. I admit to messing about in college, taking more than my allotted four years to get a bachelor's (the Army got in the way as well) but even then I thought and still think that most of my teachers were dedicated people. Graduate school was different, at least one prof wanted to make A Name for himself, but by then I knew how to play THAT game to my advantage.
Acting -- my drama prof in college was a true actor and a true teacher. He inspired my youngest brother, among others, to be the best they could be. One of his students went first to New York and then on to Hollywood as a character actor.
Don, I did set design when I was in the Army for "You Can't Take It With You." Later my brother played the Irish cop in a local theater production of it.
There ARE good, dedicated teachers, many of them. They can and do make a difference in the lives of their students.