So, it appears today is Nat'l Teacher Appreciation Day. Was hoping folks would share a story about a standout teacher in their past. One of my more memorable teachers was my first. When I was in Catholic school, in the first grade, I had Sister B (Beatrice). She was old, cranky and strict as hell. I was the kid who always got in trouble; I was the defacto trouble-maker in the class. This wasn't old enough for corporal punishment to be allowed, so her method of discipline was to take your desk and dump all of it's contents on you and the floor (it had the large opening in the front to put all your books, papers etc. in). Pretty embarrassing stuff, especially for a 7-year-old. Anyway, she retired a couple years later after 60 years of teaching! After 3rd grade, my folks pulled me out of Catholic school; said I wasn't thriving in the "disciplined environment". Anyone else have some fun teacher stories to share?