Eek. It happened.

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  1. TeachOn

    TeachOn Habitué

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    As some of you may know, this is my second stint as a teacher. I've been at my present school for a little over twenty years.

    Today, for the first time, a student said to me, "My mother remembers having you as a teacher; do you remember her?" (no)

    OMG. I was middle-aged when I started here. What am I now?

    Old! :eek: ;)
     
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    stephenpe Connoisseur

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    I have you beat by a mile. I have probably taught 100s of kids whose parents I taught. I probably have a grandchild coming soon.
    I taught some 15 year olds in 1978 so the math says........
    they are grandparent age.
     
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    My sister taught high school Spanish at the same school for 37 years and had a number of children-of-former students. The years just roll on, don't they?
     
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    To tell you the truth it is like going downhill as it goes by faster and faster. The years fly by now.
     
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    I think that's just great..congrats to all of you and yours who have stayed with the best profession on Earth for so long! Imagine the impact you have had, having taught parents AND their children..>:D
     
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    I currently have a student whose mother I had the first year I began teaching. The only strange part is that I now call her Mrs. instead of using her first name.
     
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    My mom used to joke that this reason was why we moved every 10 years... it wasn't really true, life changes just made us move every 10 years or so but it worked out perfectly that she never had to teach a student of a former student!
     
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    In the grand scheme of life I am not that old (44) but it always makes me feel old when my students tell me how old their parents are. Many are still in the late 20's early 30's. I teach first grade. Some of my parents are younger than my stepson who turns 30 this year. That makes me feel old!!!!!!
     
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    I was at open house a few weeks ago.

    One of the moms said "Didn't we go to high school together?" I responded: "No, I was your geometry teacher." :)

    It happens pretty often.

    Obviously, I started teaching when I was 12.
     
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    After teaching twenty years, it's bound to happen.
     
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    The first class in public school I taught was 6th grade. That was 1976. I was 23 and they seemed so young at 12 years old...So now those kids are almost 50 years old!! :eek:

    And that wasn't my first year teaching... :help:
     
  13. Ima Teacher

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    I started out teaching seniors, and some of my students had babies when I taught them. It was a little odd when I switched to middle school and those babies showed up in my 7th grade classroom. The oldest one is finishing his freshman year of college this year.

    Just when I was getting used to that, I had my first 7th graders who belonged to SEVENTH GRADERS from years ago. Then last year we hired a new teacher . . . and I'm the same age as his mother.
     
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    Four generations of my family have gone to the same high school. We have all shared teachers.
     
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    I'm getting to the point that I went to school with the parents of my juniors and seniors. I look forward to the day I hear, "hey, you were my dad's teacher!" :)
     

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