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Talking about great teachers, one of my students spoke about a strict English teacher. The teacher was a strict perfectionist and expected the same from her students; she wouldn’t take an ungrammatical sentence, a spelling mistake, or incorrect methods. So that student concluded that her language skills were great because of that strictness and discipline. The students hated all the hard word and rewriting they often had to do but they reaped the rewards. Sometimes the lessons don’t come the way you would want them to. You learn from them but you hate the teachers and you hate those memories. In the article today, a son talks about the nasty surprise his father gave him when he was ten years old. For years, the memory agonized him but now he know why his father did what he did.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32961309

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