I have heared the phrase,"If you can you do, If you can't you teach."
February 7, 2013 1:31pm CST
I have found very smart teachers especially in grade school who weren't all that smart but they were good teachers. The testing that has come along has gotten rid of some of those teachers. I do believe that teachers 5th grade and up need to really know the subjects they are teaching but yet I have found smart teachers who have no patience with slow children. One child came to me when I was substituting in Special Ed and she was crying because the teacher got frustrated with her and threw an eraser at her and made her leave. I didn't know much about Algebra but I told her I would see what I could come up with what I knew and what she knew. She went home and finished her lesson. She wrote me a note thinking me for my help. I know pianist who are really good despise having to teach some kids especially those who seem to have two left thumbs.
9 Feb 13
I had a phobia with the Math subject before because of my teacher in 4th grade. He was very impatient with me and I was too scared of him i couldn't remember our lessons each time. The worst, he compared me to my sister and he expected me to be a fast learner as her when it comes to numbers. When I reached high school, Algebra was too easy for me because the teacher was really good. I wanted to go back to my grade school teacher and slap him in the face with my report card which showed an A+.
• United States
10 Feb 13
I have a daughter who is good in math and one who isn't. I was one who wasn't but yet I was able to teach a little brain damage boy how to do his x tables. I knew all the ways a slow person could learn and remember them. My brother had to help me through Algebra and Geometry.
• United States
7 Feb 13
There are some really good teachers out there who are also very smart. The trouble with teaching is that it has become severely political. I really think there are some wonderful teachers out there who aren't even getting the chance to work in a classroom because they just can't simply get hired. It is a known fact in many areas that school systems don't hire based on merit, but on knowing the right people. For example, my niece has this horrible writing teacher who only talks about last night's game and doesn't care about the kids. He keeps his job because his dad works for the school.