When I was in 8th grade I had the best teacher of my life.Mr. Downard was a Vietnam vet who taught me more then anyone else in my school days.I have talked about this to friends and family hundreads of times over the years and every time it comes up there is always someone else who thinks the same thing.I still use the quotes and tricks of the English language to teach my kids.I am 30 so it has been about 17 years since my 8th grade English days ,yet I still remember TINSTAFL,the acronym for There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.Not only did he teach us the saying (and the word acronym) but he taught us the meaning behind it and how each thing in life has a cost,maybe not to you,maybe not right now, but in the end.
I learned The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe and what each word and phrase meant..I can still quote it to this day.These things meant something to me.I really don't care about punctuation and grammer as much as life and its lessons,and Mr Downard was a fabulous life experience.I wish he was still a teacher,I would move to send my kids to him.
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