If you could be any fictional teacher...

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  1. dgpiaffeteach

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    ...who would you be and why?

    I'm rereading HP while I'm home sick and I'd love to be like Dumbledore or McGonagall!
     
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    Ms. Frizzle!
     
  4. dgpiaffeteach

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    I forgot all about her, Bison!

    I'd also add Mr. Feeny from Boy Meets World to the list :)
     
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    Ms. Bliss from Saved by the Bell!
     
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    Miss Nelson from "Miss Nelson goes Missing" I always warn my students that they need to be good or the "sub" from the story will be in our classroom. My class is always good after that.
     
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    Mr. Feeny!!!!

    I would NOT be Ms. Valerie Marks from Awkward. (on MTV)
     
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    Miss Honey...she sees Matilda's love of learning and encourages it when no one else believes in her
     
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    Katherine Watson from Mona Lisa Smile. She doesn't compromise her integrity or beliefs.

    I think I am most like Mr. Holland (except the almost cheating with a student part) because he spent his whole career trying to get out of teaching and it kept calling him back. In the end he realized that WAS his masterpiece.
     
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    What a great question!

    I think maybe Ms. Sherwood from Fame. She was making sure the kids who were most interested in performing were literate as well. She knew when to push and when to back off, especially with Leroy. Got to be part of all the shows-without really having to be a performer herself-just looked like so much fun!
     
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    Mary Poppins.
     
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    Mr. Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
     
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    My username - Miss Scrimmage from the MacDonald Hall series by Gordon Korman.

    But I do love Miss Honey in Matilda.
     
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    She's not fictional but Esme (can't remember her last name) that wrote the book Educating Esme. She's so whimsical with her kids and has such a fun classroom!
     
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    That's a great book!

    I would be Mr. Keating from Dead Poets Society--I love how he ignites the boys' passion for poetry and how he is honest and humble in compromising positions.
     
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    Well he's not actually fictional, but since he stars in a movie.....


    Jaime Escalante from Stand and Deliver.
     
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    I love Miss Honey!
     
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    I can't think of a fictional character, but I'd like to be like Jaime Escalante (Stand and Deliver).
     
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    Ooooooh! Good one!!! :thumb:
     
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    Snape!

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    I just think he's spectacular. I wouldn't be so mean to Gryffindor, though.
     
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    I figured you'd pick him! I'd be a teacher from Hogwarts too.
     
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    Betsy Ray in the Betsy-Tacy series, or any one of her friends!
     
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    Oooh so many to choose from!

    The "Anne of Green Gables" books had a wonderful teacher who was very sensitive to Anne. I loved those books as a child!

    Professor Sprout from "Harry Potter," since I am certain I'm a Hufflepuff.

    A Septa from the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series might be cool.

    Or a teacher at The Vulcan Science Academy... too many too chose from.

    :hugs:
     
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    Oh, and there's also Annie Sullivan.

    I wouldn't mind being The Miracle Worker.
     
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    Anne Sullivan wasn't fictional :) But I'd want to be her too! Just read a biography about her and she was such a great person -- flawed and often depressed/angry, but deeply compassionate at the same time.
     
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    Quite a few of the teachers mentioned here aren't fictional...and as a real person, one would expect flaws...
     
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    Sorry, I didn't read the title all that carefully.

    I'm under just a little bit of stress at the moment.
     
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    No worries! As czacza said, many that have been mentioned aren't fictional. I think it's fun to see who people look up to too as teachers :)
     
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    I LOVED Betsy-Tacy as a kid! I haven't thought about those books in years. Great memories. :)
     
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    I'm in the fan club. Seriously, I have read each of the books more times than I can count, have a tee shirt with Besty on it (the fictional picture of her),and have the Betsy-Tacy companion book-which is non fiction.
    I want to go to Mankato so badly to see her hometown...
     
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    Definitely Mr. John Keating

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    As for non-fictional, I'm a big fan of both Bill Nye and especially Mr. Rogers. They count! :)
     
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    Hope everything is ok ALice!
     
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    There's a few!

    Professor McGonnegal (I know I spelled that wrong, but I've been up since 3am LOL)

    Miss Stacey (from Anne of Green Gables)
    Anne herself!

    Miss Beadle from Little House in the Prairie tv show (she didn't figure as strongly in the books)

    Christy

    Just to name a few that pop into my head right away!
     
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    LouAnn Johnson - Dangerous Minds
     
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    I was surprised to see Mr. Miyagi listed at #1, but have to admit he is an interesting choice. He became both mentor and teacher to Daniel and used real-world tasks to teach the skills Daniel would need. He focused on quality of knowledge rather than quantity and taught us the most important thing is to find "balance" within ourselves.


    And since nobody else has mentioned this name yet, I'll add Mr. Kotter to the list.
     
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    Professor McGonagall!!!
     
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    Oh, yeah! I loved her!

    Add Miss Bindergarten to the list! :)
     

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