Results for - Do you remember any of your teachers from school?

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For the first 3 years, I was taught by nuns, in the Catholic school system, Detroit. After that, I had lay teachers, still in Catholic school, until my first year of high school. Back then (cue the dinosaur images) High School started in Grade 8 and ended in Grade 11- this was in Quebec; Ontario was different. For grade 8, I went to a private school, taught completely by nuns. I did my best to get kicked out- way too constraining and narrow-minded, although I did get a firm grasp of Algebra. I have never had to find X since, though, not sure what good it did.

1. Do you have a teacher, or teacher who made a difference in your life?

Yes.
49%
1,116 votes
Maybe.
17%
395 votes
No.
20%
465 votes
Can't recall.
10%
222 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
4 votes
Not Applicable
6%
135 votes

2. Did you have a bad teacher, one who perhaps picked on you, or ignored you, or bullied you?

Yes, more than one.
21%
473 votes
Yes, one.
22%
507 votes
Maybe.
11%
250 votes
No.
29%
669 votes
Not that I recall.
10%
231 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
4 votes
Not Applicable
7%
166 votes

3. My second-grade teacher, my first since moving to Montreal, came across me whilst I was working retail. She had me over to dinner, and I met her husband and kids. We had a great time, remembering how awful I was, and yet, she saw something in me that had her remember me kindly, some 20 years later. Have you ever re-connected with a former teacher this way?

Yes, it went well.
13%
297 votes
Yes, but it was awkward.
3%
74 votes
Reunions only.
5%
109 votes
No.
69%
1,593 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
18 votes
Not Applicable
10%
225 votes

4. Some people online use their education background to harp on others' spelling/grammar mistakes. Depending on how the "constructive criticism" is delivered, I see some bullying tactics here. If it's honestly meant as helpful, it's sorta OK, although I don't think it's my place to correct them. When it's presented as "What is (insert misspelt word here)?, it is demeaning, and shows the commenters sense of superiority. What do you think?

I enjoy it, as I am superior.
4%
103 votes
I don't mind it if it is kind, everyone needs help sometimes.
17%
389 votes
Too often, it is bullying, and I deplore this behavior.
17%
384 votes
It's hard to tell, and I don't want to be involved.
13%
295 votes
It's a problem , it'd be nice to find a solution where nobody gets hurt.
14%
327 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
27 votes
Not Applicable
34%
775 votes

5. Would you welcome an end to this unkind behavior?

Yes, please, the world is a hard enough place as it is.
36%
825 votes
People need to find a better way to spend their time- helping others, perhaps, instead of bringing them down.
28%
642 votes
No, I love the discord, makes my day.
7%
172 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
39 votes
Not Applicable
31%
719 votes
09/10/2021 Living 2334 91 By: noradolan
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