Rename Your School for Your Favorite Teacher

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. School names generally fall into five categories: Geography (Valleyview, West Morris); Famous Historical Figures (Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary, Polk High); Not Famous Historical Figures (Amos W. Harrison Elementary); Numbers (PS 31); and Feel-Good Words (Liberty High, Rolling Hills School). But you've just been appointed to a school-renaming committee, and the task is simple—rename your school for a favorite teacher. Could be a high school, middle school, elementary school, daycare, whatever. What did he or she do to deserve this honor?

And perhaps these teachers or their families will one day stumble upon this. There's nothing like having someone pretend to name a school after you.

2. Many enjoyable magazines have folded in recent years. If you could see one magazine revived, which one would you choose?

3. What's the best movie you've seen so far this year? It need not be a 2011 release.

Have a great weekend!