“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Ward
Since this week is teacher appreciation week, I decided to look back on all the teachers I have had and do something I don’t think I have ever done before: thank them. Thank you to all the teachers at my school, all my Sunday school teachers who put up with the annoying girl who didn’t want to listen, thank you to all the older people in my life that have taught me through example, and thank you to my parents, who are the greatest teachers in the world.
I remember one day when I was younger and some of my friends were always complaining about school. I was astonished to learn that they didn’t like to go to school. My whole life I never thought that school was something I was forced into (although I was) but something I enjoyed doing. Even before leaving my private school and becoming homeschooled, I also thought I had it easy. I had great friends, awesome teachers, and enjoyed learning. I know its not like that for everyone, but I was blessed that it was for me. So thank you to all my teachers who inspired my love of reading, math, science, history, language, music, and all the other curriculum extras I did. Thank you, you might not feel like it now, but what you do day in and day out makes a difference in the lives of your students. As a current student myself, I can already see what differences my teachers have made in me. So all my fellow students, take a minute this week to thank a teacher for what they do for you. And lets thank them all the time, just not during Teacher Appreciation Week because teachers don’t just educate the next generation, they inspire them. You never know how a simple “thank you” could impact the lives of the ones who impact yours every day.
All my love,