A teacher mentality often pervades every aspect of a teacher’s life: early mornings, evenings, weekends, and even nightly dreams. The truth is that teaching professionals often spend more hours with other people’s children than do the children’s parents and caregivers. They have dealt with parents who are needy, controlling, competitive, demanding, disrespectful, enabling and enabled, hovering, and those who only see their children through rose-colored, Lasik-surgery eyes. There is no doubt that Cheryl and Jan can certainly commiserate with the numerous student and/or parent meetings all teachers have endured throughout the years in which they have had to silently nod or shake their heads in acknowledgment of what was being discussed, as seemingly tangible bubbles of disbelief formed in their brains. And so was born “Teachers: Have You Ever...? Teachers: Have You Ever…? is a compilation of quips and stories, many of them unbelievably believable, that serve as an outlet for fellow teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, administrative assistants - and virtually anyone who works with children in a school setting - to be entertained, to laugh, to commiserate, and to identify and connect with the unique perspective of educators. It will also allow parents, grandparents, and anyone who has ever been in a classroom to gain a unique perspective, mostly through humor, of the challenges teachers experience every day.