English. Notable lessons: Most of the students in my class, he told my mother at a parent teacher conference, were bumps on a log, but I asked questions. It reinforced my belief, desire, and need to ask questions and constantly question the teacher.
Mr. Joseph Jones
IAH 201 (MSU for Integrated Arts & Humanities, aka social science). Notable lessons: Many. Teacher for life, always willing to coach, answer questions, and embark in philosophical conversations. Doesn’t mind being questioned, although he puts up a fight.
Algebra, Computers. Notable lessons: PowerPoint! This is where I learned to use PowerPoint on Windows 95, the Teachers (advanced from public release) Edition. You can tell a true mathematician because they look for the shortest route between point A and point B.
Geometry. Notable lessons: those slightly off color jokes she told to wake up our freshmen minds. Shapes are cool.
Art & Art History. Notable lessons: Introduction to slides shows… the survey of all survey classes. Pointillism. Rendering. Art museums. Love, art. Rendering shapes is even cooler.
4th grade. Notable lessons: Hug a tree. Adopt a tree. Enjoy your tree.
3rd grade 2nd grade. Notable lessons: Handwriting. Watching the Challenger.
- Matt Damon’s Save Our Schools March Speech (educationclearinghouse.wordpress.com)
- Matt Damon’s clear-headed speech to teachers rally – The Answer Sheet – The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
- Wisdom & Maturity (michellelasley.net)
- Turnover (michellelasley.net)
- Save Our Schools March: a teacher revolt against Obama education reform (csmonitor.com)