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Back in May, I realized my fall 2011 semester was going to be hectic, so I asked a bunch of people to consider helping me out by writing about a memory of a favorite (or not so favorite) teacher who helped them learn something about themselves or the world.

Because everyone has a favorite teacher, right?

And, let’s face it, even the bad ones taught us something.

I was stunned by the response.

Everyone was all: “Omigosh, this is like, totally awesome!”

The guys were slightly less Valley-Girlish.

I am truly grateful to everyone who submitted a story.

So starting next Wednesday — and running every Wednesday until the well runs dry — I will post one story.

For those of you who use Twitter, the hashtag will be #TWITS – an acronym to stand for Teachers Who I Think Scored or Teachers Who I Think Sucked.

(It only took me eleventy-bajillion years to come up with that one.)

If you’d like to be part of the action, I would love to read your words.

Maybe as we go along you might say, “Hey, I don’t see my experience represented here.”

Well, that’s so not okay!

So haul out your yearbooks.

Now, stop looking at yourself.

Okay, now stop looking at you-know-who.

What do you mean: “Who?”

You know the one.

Now turn to the teachers’ page and write about something that one of them did that you promised you’d never forget.

You can find my email address under the “Contact Me” tab. 

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Renée Schuls-Jacobson • August 17, 2011 • Lessons From Teachers & Twits • “Spot Check”

Jessica Buttram  •  August 24, 2011 • Meet the Buttrams“Hard Ass”

Save Sprinkles • August 31, 2011 • How Can I Complain?“A Different Kind of Punishment”

Steven Hess • September 7, 2011 • “Read the Books”

Piper Bayard • September 14, 2011 • On Life, Belly Dancing & Apocalyptic Annihilation“The Power of a Swift Kick”

Zach Sparer • September 21, 2011 • Faux-Outrage“Substitute Preacher”

Kelliefish • September 28, 2011 • Kelliefish13’s Blog“Mrs. Clayton”

Larry Hehn • October 5, 2011 • Christian in the Rough“Ode to Werner Berth”

Kelly K • October 12, 2011 • Dances With Chaos“Buzz Champion”

Tyler Tarver • October 19, 2011 • Tyler Tarver “Yo tengo el gato los pantelones”

Tamara Lunardo • October 26, 2011 • Tamara Out Loud“Those Who Can’t Teach”

Leonore Rodrigues • November 2, 2011 • As A Linguist“Damage Done”

Mark Kaplowitz • November 9, 2011 • Mark Kaplowitz’s Blog“My 1st Grade Teacher Must Have Had Stock in Crayola”

Mary Mollica • Novemeber 16, 2011 • The Decorative Paintbrush“Not to Be Trashed”

Paul Waters • November 23, 2011 • Blackwatertown“The Good, the Bad & the Ugly”

Penny Thoyts • November 30, 2011 • “Lessons From Mrs. Gurney”

Chase McFadden • December 7, 2011 • Some Species Eat Their Young“If You’re Lucky

SaucyB • December 14, 2011 • Life & Times of a Self-Proclaimed Saucy Bitch“Hidden Potential”

Kathy English • December 21, 2011 • The Mom Crusades“Mrs. Schmidt’s Wonderful World”

Annie Wolfe • December 28, 2011 • Six Ring Circus“The Day Mrs. Dean Saved My Life”

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