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QotD: Teacher

Question: Who was your favorite teacher, and why?

My Answer: I had two, and both were in chemistry. It's no wonder that I went into medicinal chemistry in college, I suppose. Ed Koster and Phil Sarver were both very different in their approach to teaching, but I respected both (despite how I may have behaved) and learned a great deal from them. I play golf with Ed a few times a week nowadays, and I was right to have chosen him, well, not as a role model, but as someone deserving respect as a good person and a knowledgeable teacher.

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4 Responses to "QotD: Teacher"

  1. My favorite teacher was Marshall Brain - yes, the one who has written all of those books and who runs HowStuffWorks. He was my favorite because he is just a cool guy, and because his programming paradigm matches mine: functions should either do something or call other functions - they should do both. Well, I don't take it to that extreme usually, but the point is that all code should be highly reusable.

  2. That was supposed to be "they shouldn't do both" - sorry about that.

  3. My second grade teacher ms. Bier... I've always been good at being the teachers pet...

  4. phil sarver is awesome! i never had him as a teacher as i went to harborcreek, but i've dealt with him many times through soccer.