May 04, 2011
Happy Teacher Appreciation week!
Yes, that's right, it's time to give your teachers the props they deserve. After all, they did they teach to you how to read and write. They probably also taught you how to tie your shoes, how to sit still and listen for more than 30 seconds at a time, and how to hit a volleyball with your hands instead of your face. Not to mention how to craft an essay, how to locate Tanzania on a map and how find the roots of quadratic equations....
And let's face it, teachers have to put up with a lot. Facing a full classroom day in and day out is no easy job. And then there's all the homework and tests to mark...
I'm a big fan of a new book published by Chronicle this Spring called F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers. I know a lot of teachers, from elementary teachers to university profs, and this book rings true with all of them.
F in Exams gathers the most hilarious and inventive test answers provided by students who, faced with a question they have no hope of getting right, decide to have a little fun instead.
You just need to read a few pages from the book to get it... and giggle. Or groan. And after reading this, please remember to go thank your teachers for everything they do — and everything they deal with!