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The Heart of a Teacher (He OR She)

Society & Culture  (tags: teachers, children, education, heart )

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Perhaps you had a teacher in your life that really made a difference for you, or you have children of your own who are in school. Just about everyone knows a teacher making a difference in this world for our youth.

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Past Member (0)
Monday October 3, 2011, 11:05 am
i think the teacher who had the most influence in my life was my 1st grade teacher Mrs. Altenburger. she was a sweet old granny. she recognized that i loved to read and encouraged that. by the time i ended 1st grade i was reading at a 4th grade level. i still spend hours reading things that interest me each day. really loved her :)

thanks so much for that Mrs Altenburger.

Nancy C (806)
Monday October 3, 2011, 2:12 pm
In the third grade, my favorite teacher Mrs. Wentura, actually brought a box of candy to my house when I could not portray Miss America in the school play. I caught measles after mom had a friend sew a yellow satin gown for me! I was so sad...
Then there was Sister Marcia whose "special" biology class I was chosen for as a HS freshman. We learned a couple years later that it was her last year teaching us and she passed on fighting leukemia.
And there was Lou Homyak for my last 2 yrs in high school as a Drama teacher and coach. We became friends and I even choreographed a tango acting scene for he and another drama student in Manhattan. He never stopped learning. We lost him to aids.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 3, 2011, 2:31 pm
thanks Nancy :)

. (0)
Monday October 3, 2011, 4:25 pm
If it wasn't for mu 9th grade English teacher, Rosemary Richie, I never would have become an English teacher. I wish her well where ever she is.

Richard Zane Smith (81)
Monday October 3, 2011, 5:01 pm

It was a high school teacher, Mr.Thomas Lawless,my crafts teacher who recognized nubs of growing talent, and helped me in so many ways. He helped me learn brazing, lost wax bronze casting, stone carving, wood carving, painting, and gave permission when i needed to work longer hours in the ceramics room. He treated me as an equal, we argued like good friends. He simply ignored kids in the class who were lazy.wouldn't waste his time with them. To impress him by doing quality work and to see admiration in his eyes,through those thick glasses was what kept me in high school and helped me believe in myself..and gave me boldness to stretch my wings!
...he died in an auto accident...but i'll never forget him....

Past Member (0)
Monday October 3, 2011, 7:54 pm
Thanks for the post.

Ingrid A (524)
Monday October 3, 2011, 8:48 pm
Thank you Nancy. I noted it.

Jerry B (128)
Monday October 3, 2011, 9:32 pm
Noted thanks Nancy!

Robert O (12)
Monday October 3, 2011, 9:33 pm
Thanks Nancy.

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 8:14 am
Thanks for giving teachers a boost! They devote their lives to the welfare of children, but are constantly in the firing-line !

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 8:21 am
I think the teacher that had the most impact on my life was my high school Spanish teacher, Rosemary Hunt.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 11:47 am
Noted! Thanks Nancy

H Nick H (1826)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 12:18 pm
I had many great teachers in my life, and I appreciate them all. They helped me to be who and what I am today. In fact, when I started in college, I wanted to be a teacher, that is until I found out how terrible the pay was at the time (and is more so today). And all the crap they have to put up with, and also using their own money to buy things for the class to help children learn better.

So, I took another direction, so that I could at least earn a living. And today, we have those that want to lower teachers pay, and stop them from have collective bargining. TERRIBLE.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 4:22 pm
Noted. I had two great teachers, who gave themselves tiredlessly to their students, who mostly lived in the poorer section of Los Angeles. Mr. Mc Leod and Mr. Feinstein were wonderful teachers, who actually cared about their student and really put an effort in motivating and teaching those hard to reach students. Believe me, it was really hard to study when most of our books were falling apart or had whole sections missing. These two gems of teaching were, sadly to say, very rare in a sea of professionals who really didn't care if you passed or failed to the next phase of learning.

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Tuesday October 4, 2011, 8:03 pm
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greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 8:16 pm
There's a couple that stood out in my life.


A Weber (27)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 9:28 pm
I am a teacher because of the many great teachers I had going through school. I can remember only a few that were not inspiring. It is nice to be appreciated. Here in our province, our government sure seems to HATE our profession. I guess they think we'd be better off not being educated so we could live in poverty like so many people in our world.

Kamila A (141)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 9:51 pm
Its not the teachers who should be attacked, its the education system. Teachers are the ones who must be supported, not torn down. The education system, and all the politics in there, needs to be reexamined. Children need to learn how to think creatively if we want to survive into the coming years, not the stupid "no child left back" testing nonsense (guess which administration installed that stupid legislation)

Kamila A (141)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 9:51 pm
I meant "No Child Left Behind"

Jo Asprec (0)
Tuesday October 4, 2011, 10:34 pm
hooray teachers!

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 6:35 am
Thank you, nancy

Wendy Walinski (1)
Wednesday October 5, 2011, 8:19 am
thanks to all my past teachers and the present ones making a difference for my children

. (1)
Thursday October 6, 2011, 1:10 pm
Noted. Thank you Nancy.

KS Goh (0)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 12:32 am
Thanks for the article.

. (0)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 10:21 am
I will always give thanks to my 9th grade English teacher, Rosemary Richie. It was she who made me decide to become an English teacher.

Sunday October 9, 2011, 11:29 am
The first teacher I wish to thank is Jesus Christ God of love! Having grown up on the wrong side of the tracks, he always blessed me with loving people, and placed love in my heart. He also saved my life quite a few times. I also wish to thank my grandparents who tried to teach me right from wrong with their love. And last but not least, I wish to thank all of the wonderful college professors which I have had the pleasure to know. I thank them especially, because of their unbiased teaching, I am now far away from the tough lifestyle in which I grew up in. I will always hold all "true teachers" in the highest regard and I will always have the deepest respect for them. Simply because I know now, that all true progress comes from learning by teachers!

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