My Favourite Teacher English Essays
My favourite teacher would have to be Mr Miller, my music teacher through highschool.
I've had a few great teachers at university and throughout my school that have made a real impact on the way I think and act in the world but Mr Miller made the deepest impact on how I live my day to day life.
I was in the first year 8 class that Mr Miller taught at my Highschool. When I started music was an unimportant periphery at the school, by the time I finished year 12 the music department had become one of the most important faculties in the school.
Miller was incredibly unorthodox and could be difficult to get along with. I can't remember any music theory that we learnt in 5 years of education but I can remember how to sing an islander song about cockroaches and how to strap on a guitar so the lead won't fall out when you step on it.
He taught us discipline when rehearsing, how to listen in detail to music and how to perform as professional musicians, he encouraged us to play in cafes and restaurants and organise our own paid gigs.
When I was going in to year 11 or 10, riddled with doubt about my own ability, I was thinking about quitting music. Mr Miller took me aside and we talked about it. He treated me as an adult and helped me to appreciate my ability as a musician and a person.
Playing music has lead to the entire friendship group that I have today, and I largely have him to thank for that.
Yes he could be unreasonable, yes he could be unpredictable and yes he could be unprofessional (in year 12 we almost didn't complete a large proportion of the required components because he didn't check the current requirements properly, we had to look them up ourselves and we corrected him just in time) but I wouldn't swap the experience I gained for a conventional musical education in a million years.
You can see the impact that he has made as you look around the Adelaide music scene and see a high proportion of students from Mr Millers class
Essay on My Favourite Subject English For Class 10 …
I have a few favourites but among the most memorable was my VCE Biology Teacher, David Alexander (Dave) who taught me in 1991/92. What made Dave great was that he had an amazing sense of humour and used his humour to inspire us to enjoy biology. I will never forget his impression of a molecule as he jiggled around the room smacking into desks and creating such laughter. On the day of my yr 12 biology exam we were nervously lined up and ready to go into the examination room when Dave walked towards us and said "did everyone remember their calculators?". For a second we lost our lunch and then burst into fits of laughter. He put things in perspective and there's something infectious about being able to do that through humour. I wasn't his strongest student by a long shot, he'd probably be surprised to hear that I did a science degree with first class honours! Thanks for the opportunity to thank him, life's too short not to have a daily belly laugh.