When we were young things were a lot different.
Everything seemed simpler and easier compared to now.
It’s mainly down to the naivety and inherent innocence that came with our young age.
As we grow up we see the world for what it is.
A terrible place.
Here are a few strange things that teachers use to do that actually seem rather messed up these days.
My 4th grade teacher taught us that sound travels faster than light. A kid called Brian asked, “But don’t you see the lightning before you hear the thunder?” I don’t remember what her response what, but she ended with “And that’s why sound travels faster than light.”
When I was in elementary school, our PE teacher had a policy that he didn’t share with us. Apparently, it was his rule that girls couldn’t wear skirts when we were in the gym. If you were wearing a skirt, he would get you to hoist it up to make sure we were wearing shorts underneath. Most girls were not wearing shorts underneath, and he knew it.
He did it to the girls, myself included, from kindergarten all the way up until fourth grade.
When I was in elementary my teacher wanted to show us a video about fire safety, but accidentally opened the wrong file. The whole grade of students cluelessly stared at one man and three girls in a hotel room for a few seconds before the teacher closed it.
When I was in 9th grade my Spanish teacher had us pick Spanish names. I chose “Jesus” but she refused to let me have that name, saying I looked like Antonio Banderas. So, my name was Antonio.
Whenever we would take quizzes or tests she’d walk the aisles, always stopping at me, resting her hip on my shoulder.
Then on a Monday, she had a black eye. Before class she and I were having a discussion about me turning in late homework. A fellow student comes in, goes to the teacher’s desk and says, “Ms. Blank! What happened to your eye?”
The teacher looks at the girl, looks at me, and replies, “Antonio and I…(Continued)