Ha Ha! You’re thinking, um, 1983? Was I even born then?
No, no, no, tonight’s OT isn’t really about 1983; it’s more about the teachers in your life. My daughter has been assigned to a 1st/2nd grade class with a teacher who loops each year. This excites me, because prior to this, she had the same teacher for two years of preschool and her kindergarten year. I think it’s great for teachers, students, and parents alike – having the same (or at least a portion of the same) families in a classroom for more than a year gives everyone a chance to know each other.
Looking back, of course I had the same high school teachers for a few subjects, but way back in 1983, I had the same teacher in 4th and 5th grade. It just happened that they moved the faculty around, and I had Mrs. Kennedy two years in a row. I was OK with it, although I don’t really know that we Ã¼ber-bonded.
How about you? Did you ever have the same teacher for more than a year? Was a it a good thing or a bad thing?