The substitute teacher who hails Monrovia continued her winning streak on Jeopardy! Tuesday, besting her competitors for the third straight show to earn a total of $45,202 in prize money.
Students in a high-school social studies class in Chicago had a distinguished substitute teacher the other day: Mikhail S. Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union.
Substitute teachers elicit thoughts of loafing, paper airplanes and signs of a classroom gone wild. Shasta County boasts a surplus of qualified substitute teachers, and despite teens' insistence, bits of learning do happen when permanent teachers are absent. Case in point: On a recent morning at Enterprise High School, a propane torch greeted sleepy science students.
Webster defines “sesquipedalian” as someone characterized by the use of long words. It’s a fitting description – and calling card – for Oregon’s 2012 Substitute Teacher of the Year, who has been dispensing big words and knowledge for more than 50 years.