This post brought to you by Kidzmet. All opinions are 100% mine.
I think teachers are wonderful people. It may be because my own mother was a teacher for 30 years, or it may be because of all of the great teachers I had that influenced me in one way or another. I firmly believe that there are no bad teachers. Every teacher I know dedicates their lives to the profession, and if they didn't want to do it, I don't think they would have become teachers in the first place.
That said, every teacher has their own way of teaching. And every child has their own way of learning. For example, I always learned by doing. Teachers could stand up in front of the class and explain something in depth, but I usually wouldn't grasp the concept until I actually did it. So when I ended up in a class with a teacher that spent more time explaining than letting us actually practice a concept, I didn't do as well.
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