Comedy January 5, 2012
Gerry Dee on Not Being a Very Good Teacher

High school teacher-turned comedian Gerry Dee, who's on the program tonight, confesses that oftentimes in the classroom, he wasn't so much "teaching history" as he was "standing there with zero idea what he was talking about."

In this clip, Gerry talks about...

Teaching history
"I was learning the history as I was teaching it... I would read the textbook. That's all I had. I would read it at night, and learn it."

The smart kid in the class
"There's always a smart kid that wants to know more. I'll never forget, I had this kid - I won't say his last name, but his name was Neil - and he said sir, did European colonization, was any of that from the Mayans, and I'm looking at the overhead and I'm saying, I don't see any of that in the overheads..."



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