For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, almost 2 years ago

    My 9th grade English teacher had a scary reputation for being fierce and demanding. We all groaned when we found out who we had and entered her class with much trepidation. But she was “of the first variety” and ended up being my all-time favorite teacher. I continued to return to her for visits in high school, college, and after I graduated.

  2. trekman58

    trekman58 said, almost 2 years ago

    Ah. 8th grade US Constitution class. Mr Hargraves. Reputation: hard. Reality: not too bad!
    (and passed the final too!)

  3. Jean

    Jean said, almost 2 years ago

    favorite teacher of all time was high school American History teacher, he had a reputation of being funny but strict at the same time, he expected certain things and if you complied then he was a great teacher. Just never try to cheat in his class……great job Mr. Stanchos.

  4. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    My daughter just had one of those teachers last year. As soon as she found out which teacher she had, the other kids said things like “Oh that’s terrible! She’s so mean.” But she ended up liking her a lot and I think it was a great year.

  5. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, almost 2 years ago

    I was in high school before I realized it was ok like a teacher. It was just always ‘show up and shut up’.

  6. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 2 years ago

    My hardest teacher was my 11th grade history teacher, and he was a hard teacher, and I didn’t get good grades in his class. But I learned a lot from him just by listening to him. He was a very intelligent man.

  7. mcsnick

    mcsnick said, almost 2 years ago

    Start out serious and get the kids used to actually listening. Then you can add humor and slip in some life stories. English teachers have the best subject.

  8. catsarge

    catsarge said, almost 2 years ago

    When I started teaching, I was told “Don’t smile until the third week of school.” I didn’t follow that advice, and things usually turned out just fine.

  9. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 2 years ago

    I found that your idea worked in most classes. Be nice to the teacher and do your work as best you can and the teachers usually turned out to be pretty nice.

  10. USN1977

    USN1977 said, almost 2 years ago

    I knew all about my teachers and I loved them…
    I was homeschooled! :)

  11. angusdad

    angusdad said, almost 2 years ago

    I had a history teacher in 7th grade who had anger issues. One time in class he got mad and took a ruler and broke it over one of the girl’s desk. She broke out crying. She and I laughed about it years later. He died of a heart attack a few years later.

  12. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, almost 2 years ago

    @JanCinLV

    That I what I found too!! Most of the kids saying “She’s a horrible teacher” were the ones who came late, goofed off and never did their homework!!!!

  13. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    My brother warned me about “Witch Hazel,” the social studies teacher in Junior High. When I was unfortunate enough to get into her class, I was prepared, but not prepared to become her pet that she sent on all her errands. She gave me a B because I wasn’t in class enough.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 2 years ago

    If he was in an American middle school he would notice the teachers avoiding the task of teaching with a uniformly sluggish, depressed attitude. He would see the florid, alcoholic face of the principal that hid in his office almost all the time. He would soon be surprised to find himself on the football team even though he never wanted that, and never did anything to place himself on the team. And to pay for his proud, snazzy game day uniform, he would be placed in classes with no teaching or textbooks or homework or tests, because textbooks are expensive and not worth the budget. Textbooks are worth young, idealistic American lives going to far off places to deliver them. But in this country if the choice is between football, which won’t even exist 20 years from now, or textbooks, the choice will be football for those dirty, corrupt, closet-case, dogs.

  15. Stuart Gathman

    Stuart Gathman said, almost 2 years ago

    @trekman58

    If only they still had US Constitution classes.

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