Sting has confessed he was an awful teacher before he became a rock star - because he only taught kids subjects he found interesting. The message in a bottle rocker was a teacher in his native Newcastle, England before swapping his school attire for punky rock star garb in THE POLICE. And now he admits he really wasn't that good as someone paid to teach and inspire kids. He explains, "I just was in hell when I was teaching. I inspired the kids only by teaching them what I liked and what I was inspired by and enjoyed - that was basically soccer and poetry. "The rest of it I couldn't teach."