Vocabulary: Hector – Bullying Students to Excellence

Title: Decision Points
Author: George W. Bush
Sentence: Mr. Lyons pushed me hard. He challenged, yet nurtured. He hectored and he praised. He demanded a lot, and thanks to him I discovered a life-long love for history.
Page: 12

Word: hectored
  • v: To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
  • v: To behave like a bully; swagger.
  • n: A bully.
  • source: A Trojan prince, the eldest son of Priam and Hecuba, killed by Achilles in Homer's Iliad.
   Source: To behave like a bully; swagger.

Not really sure the teacher would want to be known as a bully but sometimes that is what it takes to prod a student to accomplish what you know they can do.

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