I'd have to say 5th grade. Mr. Hayman, he was young, 22 years old, right out of college. It didn't hurt that he looked like Bobby Sherman, even all of the mom's had a crush on him & would dress up to go to teacher's conferences. (I know most of you are too young to know who Bobby Sherman is.)
But, he was also a creative hands on teacher. He did lecture, and give hand outs, but he also did projects that required us to think, make our own decisions & DO things. When we did our poetry class, he took us outside to be inspired, and would change the location each day. We did a social studies segment called "small town" where we ran a small town in class. We had to choose to go to college, and have student loans, run a business, work for someone else. We got bills, and sometimes had to go to court. In real life I've often thought back to that game. He was also very strict, and expected our best.
I did have a lot of great teachers.
at 11:30 AM on Feb. 3, 2011