It's probably best not to use names on this post. Who was your worst teacher and why? Mine was my kindergarten teacher. I already knew how to read fairly well and she insisted we do a phonics book with mice on it. That book was around for many years. That is not what made her such a bad teacher. Almost everyday she started class with , "Alright , boys and girls! Today I have a headache." She would say it in a monotone voice like that male teacher in Ferris Buellar's (SP?)Day Off. Often she'd tell us we could have free play if we were very quiet. I was always so excited because I really wanted to play in a kid's kitchen area. Then within a very short time, I am betting minutes, the boys or someone would make noise which made her headache worse. She'd say, " No! This is not going to work. We are going to have nap time." We'd have to pull out some old straw mats and lay still and quiet. I never fell asleep because my parents believed kids should be in bed by 7 pm. So most of my kindergarten year was spent laying still on a straw mat. Right before it was time to go home, she'd let us get up and have a graham cracker. We never had recess because kindergarten had been put in an annex of a HS. Then we walked to the bus. I found out when I was a teen that she was an alcoholic. No wonder she had headaches in the morning!