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Old 07-28-2017, 05:43 PM
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I just saw one of my class lists. One student's name is a couple of letters different from a famous 70s folk musician. It's going to take a ton of self-control not to sing to this kid all year


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Old 07-28-2017, 06:01 PM
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Well, when your students are driving you nuts, just look at the kid and you'll get a smile on your face. That will drive them nuts.
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:30 PM
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This past school year I had both a "Stella", and a "Scarlett". I constantly had to control the urge to yell, "Stelllllla!!", like Marlon Brando, or tell Scarlett, "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn."

I got through the year without doing either, thankfully. Good luck to you.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:08 PM
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I taught Samuel L Jackson!
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I thought this would be a post about
Old 07-28-2017, 07:08 PM
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teaching a kid who then became famous. I haven't had that pleasure, but I'm confident any year now I will see several on TV doing the perp walk.


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Old 07-28-2017, 07:15 PM
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I taught Aphrodite!
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:23 PM
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I thought this post was going to be a about teaching the child of a famous parent. I've taught Jesus many times- beat that!

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....I'm confident any year now I will see several on TV doing the perp walk.
Hifi, there's a weekly paper here called Gotcha! that runs the week's mugshots and crime reports. I look at the online version every month or so and inevitably see a former student or parent has made the big time.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:24 PM
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Oh, and I also taught Pandora.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:08 PM
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I taught a Delta Dawn.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:54 PM
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see several on TV doing the perp walk
Unfortunately, that happens pretty often

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've taught Jesus many times- beat that!
I had Jesus AND Muhammad in the same class.


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Old 07-28-2017, 10:01 PM
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Last year I had a student whose last name was Bueller who was also never paying attention. I got a kick out of saying Bueller...Bueller... every time I picked him up. Of course he's too young to understand the reference .

We also had a Jesus last year that was actually pronounced Jesus the English way, not like "hay-zeus" in Spanish. Mom thinks his teachers won't be able to pronounce it right (even though it's a very common name where we are) and insisted that we pronounce it in English. The teachers all got a kick out of that one too.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:52 AM
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I once had a little girl who had the same first name as me and the same last name as my maiden name. Of course she was an angel!
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Some years are like that.
Old 07-29-2017, 06:09 AM
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A few years back I had a boy whose first name was Jan-Michael. The girl who was after him in alphabetical order's last name was Vincent. Together, they made Jan Michael Vincent, who some of you will remember was a teen idol in the sixties or seventies. I was constantly writing Jan Michael Vincent on his grade cards and progress reports. I also had a little girl with the same first name and last (maiden) name as my own wicked stepmother who swooped in and took my dad for everything he had after my mother died. That was a hard year.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:18 AM
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A couple of years ago, one of my students was the grandson of an extremely famous now-retired NFL player. I remember watching him (the granddad!) on TV and just being so impressed when he played. He showed up at school a couple of times to pick up his grandson, and it was all I could do to run out in the hallway and act like a crazy fan.
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:07 PM
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I had a friend in high school named Michelle, and a teacher used to sing, "Michelle... ma' belle..." and it ticked her off so horribly. I do not do this to my students, but I do it to my own children sometimes. They like it.
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:03 PM
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I taught James Taylor.
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:18 PM
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Had Elizabeth Taylor and Doby Gilas.
I had Ava Gardner and our current principal is Steve Martin
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Old 07-30-2017, 09:32 AM
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I taught Denzel Washington a few years ago lol.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:33 PM
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I taught John Hancock a couple of years ago.
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