A Special Teacher

@Jon2071 (256)
United States
April 8, 2017 11:49pm CST
When I was growing up through school I had many different teachers, some better than others and some that made both positive and negative impacts on me. Some taught me more than others and I even remember a few lessons that they taught me. Usually the lessons that come to mind are life lessons rather than academic lessons. For example, I had a 7th Grade English Teacher that taught us the importance of making something of ourselves and tried to make us realize that our life was just beginning and we were going to embark on lifelong journey and the choices we made would have a strong influence on how our lives would turn out...good or bad. She was trying to set us on course. I know this probably doesn't sound very profound, but something else she told us always stuck with me and as I got older I saw how very true it was..she told us to think about our first 6 years in school and how slowly those years seemed to pass. Then she told us that the next 6 years were going to go by in a blur...much, much faster than the first 6 years. How true that was and how true it is that life has sped up much, much more ever since high school graduation. She taught us many other things...she was a wise, wise woman. Probably long gone now, but she made an impact on her students. Overall, I have had some very good teachers. Have you?
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
10 Apr 17
She sounds very wise. I can't remember having any particularly good teachers, and I couldn't leave school quickly enough.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
10 Apr 17
@Jon2071 I think I learnt far more after I'd left school, as I wanted to learn. I wasn't having uninteresting stuff thrust down my throat.
@Jon2071 (256)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Actually I can relate to your comment too. I didn't like school either...though it really wasn't the teachers that bothered me. Most of them were nice, and I learned things from them. I just didn't like the other kids and I wanted my freedom. I did not like being stuck there all day. I think it is ironic that I ended up working as an elementary school teacher since I hated being at school when I was growing up.
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@Happy2BeMe (99399)
• Canada
9 Apr 17
I had some really good teachers who had a huge impact in my life.
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@Happy2BeMe (99399)
• Canada
10 Apr 17
@Jon2071 Yes there are a few that aren't and they can have such a negative affect on your learning
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@Jon2071 (256)
• United States
10 Apr 17
That's great. Not all teachers are good, glad you had some really good ones.
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@Shavkat (137212)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
Most of my teachers had shared their thoughts. Education is what they are trying to inculcate in our minds. They are so precious and tried to follow their advice.
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@Jon2071 (256)
• United States
10 Apr 17
As an adult I can understand some of the things they said back then. I have seen things from a child's point of view as the student and I have seen things from the point of a teacher. It is interesting to reflect back on things I heard teacher say and do and now it all makes more sense.
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@Shavkat (137212)
• Philippines
10 Apr 17
@Jon2071 I agree. Things will be clear the big picture of knowing the role of a teacher and student.
@DianneN (246643)
• United States
25 Apr 17
I've had some wonderful teachers and professors that made a huge impact on my life. I was a teacher myself, and hope I've made the same wonderful impacts on my students, too.
@ShifaLk (17817)
• India
10 Apr 17
Wow! She sounds to be really great teacher. I had a teacher who told me that my communication skills were very good and I must go to HR studies... I never realised what she found in me.:)