From the Sept/Oct, 2017 issue of Touchstone
memoir education One Good Teacher by David Lyle Jeffrey


One Good Teacher

Why I'll Never Forget Pop Shaver As Long As I Live by David Lyle Jeffrey

Almost everyone can remember a teacher who wasn't insufferable. Maybe, if you were lucky, you even had one who made a difference. A few of us are thankful for a teacher who turned our lives around. In my case it was Bernard Shaver—"Pop" Shaver as he was universally known outside of class—a grade-eight teacher whose specialty at Glashan Public School was unruly boys, lads with a penchant for too frequently exhibiting a surfeit of testosterone. All 36 of us in his 1952–1953 class came trailing a litter of misd . . .

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