Rocking in the School Room

Have YOU been a bad child in school? Photo courtesy of Pexels.

I want to point out that there are a lot of really wonderful teachers in the schools today, and we will always have some bad ones too.

Now being of the senior persuasion, it has been a lot of years since I was in school. If we picked a century to start, it would be the early 1950’s thru some of the hippy years.

I was not the kind of child who tried to get in trouble normally. But somehow or other, I seemed to attract it. Let’s see how many of these things you might have had to do.

Sitting in the front corner of the room with your chewing gum stuck on your nose through the whole class.

Sitting in the front corner of the room with a dunce cap on your head.

Writing 100 times or more BEFORE you left the class, some crazy sentence that was way too long, even if it made you late to your next class, for which you would also get punished.

Getting dragged by your hair down to the principal’s office because you got up to sharpen your pencil just before the teacher started to dictate some shorthand while she was still talking.

Getting a clown face of makeup (and you did not wear makeup) because you played hooky one day.

Getting told that cows had more brains than most people, especially bad children.

Getting your knuckles hit with a ruler because you did not have your hands in proper position on the keyboard.

Being told your biology specimen you identified was incorrect and that if you questioned that, you would get an F (and later finding out it was contaminated when we got it).

And of course I had my exciting adventure in Bible School, which I wrote about in a previous post.

BUT . . . some of those teachers would turn over in their desks if they knew that I had actually grown up to accomplish some things. Not sure how I did it, but I did, yes I really did . . .


12 thoughts on “Rocking in the School Room

  1. I had a couple of good ones too, though only one of them was memorable. But it wasn’t just me either. All the teachers acted that way then to all the children. It would be interesting to study the evolution of education for sure.

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  2. It does sound like elementary school from the 1960’s for sure. At least from my perspective. But, like you say there were good teaches as well. I just turned 60 and before Christmas, someone organized a get together of our Grade 8 class. (1972). Our Grade 8 teacher and school principal from that time made it.

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    1. Isn’t that wonderful to have such good memories and have a get-together, especially from Grade 8. So uncommon today, but I think it is a fantastic idea. It would have been good for some of those teachers who were so hard on me to see me as I am today. They would be very surprised. That is very cool that you got to see the teacher and school principal. What a wonderful memory!

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  3. That is incredible. Life moves by so fast, and we often don’t realize when we are the teachers because our minds still feel young. It is only when we see ourselves up close and personal that we realize we really have gotten older.


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