Thank You, Teachers for my Education and more!

Thank you, to all of my teachers! You all played a part in helping to form the person who I am today.

You encouraged me to dream.
You encouraged me to grow.
You encouraged me to take risks.
You encouraged me to be confident.
You encouraged me to try my best at everything I do.
You encouraged me to participate.
You encouraged me to be brave.


Some teachers influenced me in ways that I will never forget.
Some teachers made me feel like an individual.
Some teachers scared me, but they taught me how to be brave.
Some teachers were good listeners.

I could go on and on about teachers and the important role that they play in the lives of children and teens.

Ok, I might be just slightly biased when it comes to teachers and education as I am a former teacher and so were both of my parents and grandparents! Teachers play such a huge part in our lives. Children spend 10 months of the year with their teachers and their influence affects how our children develop, think, learn and grow as individuals. Yes, I am the first to admit that there are “good” teachers and “bad” teachers, but regardless, we still learn from them. AND, when you look back on your school years, I would like to think that there were many more good than bad experiences with your teachers.

Who was your favourite teacher and why?

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11 Responses to Thank You, Teachers for my Education and more!

  1. Elva Roberts says:

    My favorite teacher was Ina Phillips who challenged all of us to learn. She made sure all the students could change fractions to decimals and percentages. She had grades 6 to 8 and she certainly had people who weren’t interested in fractions, to say the least. She taught us how to arithmetic mentally and gave us paragraphs to write in our own words instead of the meaning of certain words. She taught us phonics and ‘Our Island Hymn.’
    She pushed us to think and she was fair. She was born to teach.I asked my husband who his favorite teacher was, and it happened that he said the same teacher. We went to different schools in different areas and yet he felt the same about her as I did and still do.

  2. kathy downey says:

    I hated school and failed grade 7 and went back to 7 with a new teacher Sister Rita who changed my view about school quickly and i had a great year

  3. Tara Gauthier says:

    There are so many of my teachers who made a huge impact on my childhood. From the kindergarten teacher who would pull my loose teeth my Mom wouldn’t to the teachers who allowed me to attend school clubs free of charge as I had no money for them to the High School teachers who helped me out during tough times.

  4. annet says:

    I didn’t like school, but had one teacher who really made an impact on me. His name was Mr Dodds and he pretty much saved me really. I’ll never forget him. My mom was a special needs teacher and she loved it!

  5. elizamatt says:

    My son’s a teacher and I happened to be visiting when it was report time. He was up to 2 am most nights getting them finished. I didn’t appreciate what a time consuming had job teaching is until I experienced him as a teacher. Teaching is a vocation I feel, you have to love it to teach well. The teacher who made a big impact on me was my biology teacher, she was fabulous and spoke to us like we were actual people and equals which made a huge difference, every one of the pupils loved her.

  6. kathy downey says:

    Teacher is a rewarding but difficult job

  7. salexis says:

    Agreed. Teachers can have such a HUGE influence on our lives!!!

  8. Cheryl Grandy says:

    I’ve had many remarkable teachers who’ve had a positive influence on my life.

  9. Nancy T says:

    My daughter (9 with Selective Mutism) is lucky to have 2 very understanding teachers this year. Already 2 months into the year, my daughter has made HUGE gains and we’ve seen an amazing improvement in her grades and overall comfort at school.

  10. salexis says:

    My daughter was just complaining about one of her teachers last night. I told her, yes – they are people too, some are really good at their job and others not-so-much… remember to tell the ones who are doing a great job – exactly how wonderful they are… 🙂

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