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THE STATES OF WATER A junior high school teacher had been teaching his class the three states of matter: solids, liquids and gas. The following week the teacher was reviewing the previous week’s lessons with questions that stressed practical applications. The teacher asked, “In what three states does water exist?” The teacher called on a …

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THREE TIMES THREE Three old men are at the doctor for a memory test. The doctor says to the first old man, “What is three times three?” “274” was his reply. The doctor says to the second man, “It’s your turn. What is three times three?” “Tuesday” replies the second man. The doctor says to …

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JOBS OR COLLEGE Two friends who hadn’t seen each other in years met in a supermarket. One woman asked, “Tell me, Ruth, how is your son George?” “He’s getting along fine,” Ruth replied. “He’s a poet. He just received his master’s degree in literature from the university.” “And what about Mary?” “She’s just as smart …

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ANYTHING FOR A GRADE Early in the semester, a student stops by during the professor’s office hours. He bids her enter. She glances up and down the hall, steps in, closes the door and says, “I would do anything to pass this class.” She steps closer to his desk, flips back her hair, gazes meaningfully …

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MARK TWAIN ON HISTORICAL REMAINS Mark Twain claims he received a manuscript from a teacher who shared her students answers of her questions. His account may be fictitious, but the results — whether from students or from Mark Twain’s own head — are amusing: Here are a few: We come now to historical matters, historical …

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DELICIOUS HOMEWORK Tommy was not the best student, but he did try. The teacher gave the class an easy homework assignment and told them how easy it would be to do. The next day she asked the class to turn in their homework. All the children did so except Tommy. The teacher was surprised that …

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TEACHER TIES A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. 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 …

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UNKNOWN MATH To those who have no experience of guidance, denial will seem easy. But it is perilous to deny anything on that ground alone. One is reminded of the little girl who thought that she had exhausted mathematics when she had learned the twelve times tables, and when her grandfather said with a twinkle …

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WHO, ME? The English teacher asked Ted to name two pronouns. Taken aback and without the answer, Ted answered, “Who, me?!? Without hesitation, the teacher agreed, “That’s correct, Ted. You’re doing much better in this class.” Adapted from a submission by William L. McDonald, Cathedral Community Church, Mauldin, South Carolina

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RELUCTANT STUDENT Did you hear about the little first grader on the first day of school? At lunch time, he packed up his crayons, papers, scissors, and paste and was ready to head out the door. His teacher stopped him and said, “It’s time for lunch, Tommy. Why aren’t you with the other children?” “I …

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STUDENT EXCUSES The Toronto Star invited teachers to submit excuses they had received from their students. They received these examples: One imaginative student… explaining why he was late said: “I was kidnapped by aliens and interrogated for three hours.” Another student… telling why he had failed to turn in his essay: “The bus driver read …

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