One of my neighbors is a teacher, sixth grade. This is her twentieth year teaching and she’s one of those teachers you wish you had or hope and pray your kids get.
She’s always doing neat stuff with her class. Field trips to the nature center to look at fossils in the creeks, cooking classes in the classroom using fresh local grown veggies, parents coming into the classroom and tell about their professions and how they got the job they love.
And she makes learning fun. If a child has trouble in a subject she stays late to help or gets a tutor to help out. Those kids in her class are your kids. Parents even call her when they have problems with their kids to get her help.
I had a teacher in high school who made current events come alive. She taught history but we spent fifteen minutes a day talking current events. We had debates, discussions, newspaper people come into the class and talk about reporting and we visited the newspaper here in Cincy. And she convinced me I could write!
Did she make a difference in my life? You bet she did and not just mine. When we have class reunions we still talk about Miss Johnson.
So my question to you today is...did you have one of these teachers that make a difference in your life? A teacher who made the kids in her class her kids? A memorable teacher that helped you when you needed it most? If you did, lucky you!