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  • May 30 @ 1:07am
I used to be a private school teacher. My first students were 5th graders, and they are now high school graduates. I was honored to return to Nashville and enjoy a couple of graduation parties.

At first I joked with my mom that it was odd that my students bothered to invite me or think of me. Then she reminded me: I had lizards (and later snakes) in class, I played at recess with my students, I spun great music (like The Postal Service) while they worked, and, well, I was a rapper. This class even helped me decorate a promotional CD with crayons that I took a few days off to distribute in downtown Nashville. It was a pretty amazing scenario with amazing students.

This class, in particular, got the best treatment: we pranked the school late at night and the cops were called; I took a few of them to see the rap group LA Symphony perform; I drank a few margaritas with their parents; and, once, I even brought beer into the classroom (and barely kept my job).

I'd say we had some fun.

Comments

revgoomba says:
Be sure to invite them to CelticFest.
Posted: May 30th, 2011 - 2:11am -
saywhatski says:
You sound like a pretty rad teacher. Please tell me you also pulled the old hot dog finger in liquid nitrogen trick.
Posted: May 30th, 2011 - 2:32am -
Dannz says:
Wow I want a teacher like that ! Awesome.
Posted: May 30th, 2011 - 3:42am -
Robfrenzy says:
What a great story, so awesome.
Posted: May 30th, 2011 - 5:59am -
Daniel says:
This sounds a lot like the plot to Dangerous Minds.
Posted: May 30th, 2011 - 6:19am -
ThatGuy says:
"I don't always drink beer, but when I do..."
Posted: May 30th, 2011 - 6:33am -
The Straub says:
Tax dollars hard at work and rockin'.

Daniel I think you meant Highschool High staring Jon Lovitz
Posted: May 30th, 2011 - 7:15am -
Stachtastic! says:
Great Caption, even better story, and look, you did what teachers were supposed to do: make an impression on their students that will last a lifetime.

Mission Accomplished!
Posted: May 30th, 2011 - 7:28am -
Easy Rider says:
Great story and THANKS for sharing! Being a fellow educator I share your love of seeing how things turn out when I meet students years later. I had my first student of a student this year ... Does that make me ancient?
Posted: May 30th, 2011 - 8:27am -
Hodges says:
Amazing story!
Posted: May 30th, 2011 - 4:14pm -
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