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Will you see the Loop Lirpa Bird this weekend?  Robert Clarke's students fall prey to his favorite April Fool's prank each year...

Bet you had no idea there were so many tunes about YOU! (Teachers, that is.)

Ellen Ferrin got the ball rolling on the T2TForum listserve when she asked for teacher-type songs. She explains, "You know, Teach Your Children, by CSN&Y...Teacher, Teacher by 38 Special. I'm trying to compile a CD of those types of songs." The resulting suggestions are below:

"The first songs that come to my mind are "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd (kinda negative, though), and "Eula" by Little Feat (Chinese Work Songs album)... " -Tammi Pittaro

Elton John "Teacher I Need You"
George Michael's lyrics "I've had enough of danger, people on the streets...'cuz teacher, there are things," and I cannot remember the title of the song!!
Princes of Babylon also does a song titled "Teacher." Sting (The Police) in the song "Don't Stand so Close to Me" they start off with "Young teacher the subject of...," "sometimes it's not so easy to be the teacher's pet..."
Sting also does a song titled "Brand New Day" with these lyrics: "You're the pupil I'm the teacher You're the church and I'm the preacher..."
The Temptations song "Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)" mentions: "The only person talking about love thy brother is the preacher and it seems nobody's interested in learning but the teacher"
ABBA has a song "When I Kissed the Teacher"
Aqua "An Apple a Day"
Eric Clapton "My Father's Eyes" mentions these lyrics: "Where do I find the words to say? How do I teach him? What do we play?"
"Cat's in the Cradle" is a good song showing the importance of spending time with your children/family.
"Beauty School Dropout" from Grease-the musical is a funny song about staying in school!
The Coca-Cola theme song "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing!"
"I'm Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen! Some are a little far-fetched, but worth a shot! -Amber [tchskool]

How about Timbuk 3 - "The Future's So Bright"? -Amy J. Martin

Tough Teacher
"This was sent to me by a friend...just had to share :-)" -Susan J. Winborn, Dallas, Texas

Note: Even the coaches of the Odessa Permian High School football team were not this tough. I expect they may not have even owned a tie; probably just a clip-on...

A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around his torso. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in school. Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as wide as possible and then busied himself with deskwork. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took the desk stapler and stapled the tie to his chest. He had no trouble with discipline that term.

T2T Contributors Publish New CD-ROM for Classroom Use

GAMES, RIDDLES, PUZZLES, JOKES ... 3
by Mirjana and Goran Tomic, Zelenika, Montenegro, Yugoslavia

On this CD there are many different activities: 20 English games, 12 English tests, 175 riddles, 26 brain busters, 24 fun with words, 32 trivia questions, 18 genius questions, jokes. If you are interested in this one (or previous two CDs) write privately to: tomicvd@cg.yu