Debbie Tomlinson liveS in North Carolina and used to teach 10th grade. She says she had great students and never really needed to use her “teacher voice” too often…until she found herself using a stern tone when a massive bear showed up on her back porch!
At first she tried pounding on her patio door but the bear didn’t flinch. It was a different story when she cracked the door to sternly tell the bear to “get down from there! Get off my porch!” LOL That bear scurried away after that!