Wednesday, September 7, 2011
School started for my children this week. In the last several weeks children across the country have reported back to school so by now most children are off of summer vacation and back to their routines. As my children are in elementary school their respective teachers are very important to their daily lives. Teachers had a profound effect on my life.
This makes me wonder how influential teachers were to you. As a student and then as a teacher I saw the teacher/student relationship to be of vital importance in making education successful as well as helping children develop into lifelong learners and critical thinkers. In addition, I always found that since teachers were around the children for a larger percentage of the day than parents, the teacher had a strong social influence on the student as well. I was always cautious but forthcoming in my role.
Did you have a favorite teacher (s) who you still remember fondly? Do you have one who still incenses you? What did you learn from your teacher that went beyond the subject matter? What life lessons were you taught, tips that you took away, and styles that you mimic?
As a former teacher and parent of two school-aged children, the dynamic between students and teachers fascinates me still. Reading your experiences would strengthen my understanding considerably. I humbly ask you and encourage you to reply. Thank you!
Posted by Chief 187 at 4:44 AM