Ms. Beverly Birge

Ms. Beverly BirgeCooper City High School
Cooper City, Florida


Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Christ...although 2,000 years ago, his "model" for human behavior is as relevant today as it was then.


What are three things every teacher should own?

FLEXIBILITY....PATIENCE....HUMOR (you didn't say it HAD to be material things....)

If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?

Abraham Lincoln...he had "tolerance" for EVERYONE; character traits of fairness, justice and above all that LOVING one another equally.

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?

I can't envision any other career I would find the happiness and satisfaction doing....

Describe your all-time favorite lesson/unit activity

I teach many fascinating units; abnormal psych is popular but I think I like my lessons on Intelligence the most! It is the study of the Human brain plus EQ (Emotional Intelligence). I want my students to KNOW they can succeed at MANY levels and have something special to contribute to this world.

What is the greatest misconception about teachers?

Probably the "jealousy' of our two months off in the summer that they don't have...I have 90+ teenagers everyday that I try to give 110% to and I USE the time off to refresh my course and REST.

What stereotype about teachers is true?

A GOOD teacher does NOT get paid for what they are worth in a teenager's life and yet wouldn't trade with anyone what they accomplish.

How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?

Always! Every GREAT teacher I had from Elementary up motivated me and every BAD one also taught me how NOT to teach.

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