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Truth Hurts!

Teaching is not for sensitive souls. While reviewing future, past and present tenses with my ninth-grade English class, I posed the question ” ‘I am beautiful’ is what tense?”


One student raised her hand. “Past tense.”



Wake Up Call

Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son. It’s time to go to school!”

“But why, Mom? I don’t want to go.”

“Give me two reasons why you don’t want to go.”

“Well, the kids hate me for one, and the teachers hate me, too!”

“Oh, that’s no reason not to go to school. Come on now and get ready.”

“Give me two reasons why I should go to school.”

“Well, for one, you’re 52 years old. And for another, you’re the Principal!”



Flat Tire?

Four students walked in halfway through the American history test my father was giving at the local community college. “Sorry,” they said, “we had a flat tire.”


An understanding man, Dad said that if they could all answer just one question correctly, he would give them each an A for the exam. The students agreed. So my father handed each one a piece of paper, placed them in four separate corners and said, “Write down which tire was flat.”