I have been blessed to have had quite a few wonderful teachers. I was shopping the other day and ran into one of them. It was such a nice surprise! I am still a little giddy about it.
So, what makes this teacher so memorable and special? He explained things until his students understood. It didn't matter how long it took out of his original lesson plans, he kept on explaining. Not only did he take time to explain things to his students in a way they would understand, but he was also very kind and approachable. One could talk to him both inside and outside of the classroom.
I can remember that our entire middle school went on various end of the year trips. This particular teacher and I were assigned to the same field trip. We were hiking up a local mountain and unlike most of the kids, I didn't have much energy. So, most of the trip I lagged behind. This teacher stayed behind to encourage me and help keep me going. It was wonderful. He showed himself to be more remarkable to me that day, than I already thought him to be.
Do you think this teacher could be a factor in education being one of my passions today? Could be! I hope he knows how much he has truly touched the lives of his students and how much he is appreciated!
I would love to hear your stories of remarkable and memorable teachers! Feel free to tell me about them and what makes them so great. You can write it in the comment section or contact me. If you want, I am also happy to consider letting you guest write a post to pay tribute to a teacher. Again, just contact me, so we can talk!
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