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Being a G-Rated Teacher Sucks October 3, 2009

Posted by alwaysjan in Teaching.
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Dr House

Third grade teachers don’t ever to go to the bathroom, and we certainly don’t swear. On some days I feel like Mary Poppins, when at heart I’m really Dr. House. But high school is a whole different ball game. When my son, Ian, walked into his art class on the first day of school, his teacher, Ms. Thurber, didn’t mince words. She’d been there, done that, and had the t-shirt to prove it.

She informed the class, “I don’t care who is gay, or who you think is gay. Just don’t carve it on the tables.”  She continued, “And if you feel like writing a note that says,  ‘F&ck Ms. Thurber,’ you can throw it over there on that pile with all the others.”

In a Dr. House vs. Ms. Thurber match-up, my money would be on the old girl. You gotta love a teacher who tells it like it is, but then I teach third grade. Would anyone like a spoonful of sugar?

Photo Credit:  Dr. House by sweetxandxbitter on flickr.


1. Michelle - October 3, 2009

That’s who you remind me of… Mary Poppins!!! 🙂 No, seriously, I think you are fabulous with your kids. You aren’t too sacharine, but you are just tough enough. I think the kids in 3rd grade go into a state of shock because 2nd grade is like spending the year with one of the Disney princesses. I love your class and I think you are a great teacher!

Thanks. Disney princesses! I don’t think I’ll every look at our second grade team quite the same. 🙂 Jan


2. elissestuart - October 4, 2009

I could tell you stories about the Disney Princesses at the unhappiest place on earth that would CURL your hair.
Not sure that the second grade team would want the title – only if they stay on the fairy tale side of the curtain.


3. Lisa - October 4, 2009

You know I have always thought of myself as a Disney Princess! I just didn’t realize anyone else did, too…!


4. misscheese - October 8, 2009

Oh, Ms. Thurber and I would get along nicely, I believe 🙂


5. noa - October 15, 2009

i love dr house, amazing show.. wish for season 7…



6. chrislipjournal - April 10, 2010

I had Ms. Thurber in 7th grade, except her name was Mrs. Taylor. She got suspended for using the F-word in class. ‘Twas a Catholic school, you see…

Rob Hanson at Chrislip Journal

Chris – Oh yeah, that wouldn’t fly with the nuns. I imagine she got her knuckles whacked with a ruler though before being shown to the door. (Can you tell that I have lots of friends who went to Catholic school?) Jan


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