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Teacher Tales - Page Three
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One day I was having my P.E. class do a mile run and decided to run along with them. I made a little short cut behind some trees and was shocked to see one of my male students who had apparently chose to take a little break from the run and was laying down on the grass. This does not seem too odd except for the fact that he was laying on his stomach completely naked! then he saw me and scrambled for his clothes. He told me he was nudist at home and that he thought he would take a quick break and relax in the nude in the sun in a spot where nobody could see him. He didnt know that I would come back there. I laughed and told him not to worry, but to not take a chance like that again. We shared a laugh over it, and then I pointed out to him that he had a grass stain on his butt. He blushed and I said "Dont worry, your butt shouldn't embarass you, it's good that I caught a glimpse of it rather than another teacher or the principal." We acutally ended up becoming good friends after this.
A lesson with advanced students after Easter and as a warmer to class I was going to ask which had the best time over the break and vote on it. The first student came in and while we were waiting I asked her how her week was. She said not good. I asked what happened and she said there was a huge train crash next her parents house. Oh, I said what about before then, what did you do I asked. I watched my neighbours house burn down and the palm tree outside my house. Oh I said, what about before that, my grandmother died.
I was teaching English to kids in Slovenia, young learners. They really had a hard time with the plurals. One sock - two socks. OK. "One sock, two- ?!" "Sex, Miss??"
My actual job is Head Teacher at the Centre d'Etude des Langues (Chamber of Commerce) in Lorient, France. However, for a certain time, the University sub-contracted with us to do English with science and maths students (bright kids with NO time or propensity to deal with foreign languages). So, I arrived on the first day and began to call roll. I got to the name "Yannick Le Floc'h", which is THE absurdly quintessential Breton name. I heard "Here", and found myself gazing at an obviously Korean young man in the front row. Unfortunately, I must have done a double-take, because I could see more-than-average hostility in his eyes. I pretended that nothing had happened, and blithely went on with my class. After the first exercise, I asked the students to come to the board to write the answers, grabbing a handful of chalk bits. As each student came up, I dropped a piece into each of their hands: white - white - white - white, and as I got to Yannick, just guess what color the chalk was? You've guessed it! The look he gave me could no longer be qualified as being just "hostile"!
What I Did At The Weekend
I was in another teachers room to borrow some video's for my history class and I started to set in an empty rolling chair. Just as I began to sit the chair rolled and I sat flat on the floor. The students roared with laughter. The teacher wanted to laugh but he contained himself. I was so embarrassed I could have crawled under the teachers desk.
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A Spelling Lesson
Oh, You Could Never Tell!
Give Us A Hard Question.
Boring Jobs We Have Done in the Past.
Progressive Religions of the World, Part 7.
Battle of Wills.
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