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I Had Several Teachers Who Made a Difference

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    To Sir (/madam), With Love

    Teachers are probably among the most important people in a community. There have been questions about their salary, but imo, a really good teacher is worth more than a CEO. I can think of at least 2 teachers who made a difference to me - one, if not for whom I may have become...
    neo123 neo123 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    They're Just Like Friends

    I've been going through a lot of rough patches these past couple of years, and I've had a couple of teachers who've stood by me all the way through... keeping in touch with me through e-mails, being encouraging and supportive, and on a few occasions, answering tearful late-night...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2008

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    Every One of Them

    As little respect as we get, we make a difference. I know this, because my teachers made a difference - good and bad. I'm not going to write out a list of teachers and names and all of that, because well, that would take a really really really long time. I had teachers that...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    Now My Closest Friend

    The one teacher who made the BIGGEST difference was my yr12 Maths Studies teacher who helped me so much during year 12.  I stayed in contact with her and she is ow the one person i trust the most!!!   She has helped me through so so much!!! 
    luicifersgirl luicifersgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    I Had a Teacher Who Made a Difference

    I had two teachers who made a difference in a positive way in my life and a teacher who made a negative difference in my life. I hope that teachers are aware of the impact that they have, both positive and negative, on the children they teach. I think we rarely take the time to...
    femme7 femme7 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    They Didn't Always Change My Life

    But a few teachers were definitely able to change the way I thought. My calculus teacher in twelfth grade taught me why things were as they were and not just what they were, and the importance of knowing the reasons behind something instead of knowing just that one thing. And...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2008

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    Gomen Ne Sensei

    seongsaengnim… I imagine one moment,, where there would be you, me,whose stupidity is Unbridled, and your used-to-be smart-beloved student.We talk about the things we’ve been done along the pass 2 years after graduation. Where she works, where I work, what she’s done so far...
    ddangkochimp ddangkochimp 22-25, F Oct 9, 2013

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    I graduated from high-school this past May

    and I keep in touch with my psychology teacher. Most of the seniors do. She's pretty cool and gives great advice. When I'm down or depressed, I can run to her for advice. She tells me how intelligent I am and gives me confidence. You rock, Ms. Jess. ( :
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Teachers have become the whipping boys

    for some elements in American society, but many teach lessons far beyond their subject material, and serve purposes extending beyond their educational role. Today's teacher is at times called upon to be a social worker, psychologist, law enforcement officer, and parent. Some...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M Mar 29

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    5th Grade

    My 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Burnett, left after one month of school because she was pregnant.  Kids at that age don't like change.  So, I was sad to see her go and approached the first day of October with a firm belief that I wouldn't like the new teacher.  It wasn't that I was...
    orlagh orlagh 46-50, F 1 Response May 9, 2011

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    So Much So, That I Became A Teacher Myself.

    I've was lucky to have some pretty great teachers throughout my schooling career. One was Mrs D. She was funny, yet strict. She pushed us hard, but gave great feedback. I matured a lot that year. The next, and one of the most significant people in my life, was my 8th grade...
    joker46 joker46 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2012

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    My Art Teacher

    Back in high school, I wasn't really confident and was bullied a lot. I was also shy and didn't really have many friends. Most teachers would just look the other way when they noticed these things about me. However, one of my teachers really showed she cared. She asked what had...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Jan 2, 2013

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    I Had An Amazing Teacher

    I had this teacher once. She was a very out-there, quirky, fun type of woman, and even though age was getting the better of her she had the mind of a much younger person. She taught me several subjects over the years. She was amazing, and the nicest teacher I ever had. She...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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    i believe teachers have a huge amount of

    responsibility and if they choose to be lazy with their job, they should be fired and replaced with someone willing to make children love school
    em11111 em11111 18-21, F 2 Responses May 28

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    Mainly at University,

    at school I understood very little and was not good at maths or languages. I think there are a lot of people who can't get things together when at school and some suffer later because of this
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M May 30

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    She Believed In Me

    Michelle was my ice skating teacher.  I didn't start skating until age 25 and that is considered well and truly past it by many.  Michelle said  you are never too old.  Then she told me she was going to teach me everything to do with skating, figures, jumps, spins, ballet...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    Miss Falcon

    I was 12 years old. It was my first year of pointed my toes were blistered and bleeding. I had a huge role in the schools upcoming ballet and was scared to death of failing. Dancers older than me hated me for getting the lead role and I spent hours simply crying over it all. One...
    Annabella210 Annabella210 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    All I Remember About His Name Is We Called Him Mr.b

    He was my 3rd grade teacher.Every day when I got to school he would hand me  a pair of old cloyths he said was his sons when he was my age and he would  tell me to go into the bathroom and  change.Its embarassing but I was bought 2 outfits  for the whole year...
    littleboyblue16 littleboyblue16 18-21, M 10 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Yeah I Have...

     I Have had several teachers that have made a difference. like my English teacher she is amazing she gets the best grades out of you that's possible and she is so friendly. but the one who has made the biggest difference was and is my French teacher. she tough me for the...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2009

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    High School

    There have been 3 teachers who really made a difference for me. The first one was Mr N. he was my economics teacher, after one of the classes we started talking, and from that moment on I had a little conversation with him every week. He helped me with so many things, I really...
    Quibbler Quibbler 18-21, F Apr 12, 2013

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    My grade 6 teacher gave me more confidence in

    my self I used to be really shy and not be very social as I am now but she changed that and I thank her a lot these days ☺☺🌺
    alexann4ever alexann4ever 13-15, F Jul 15

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    One In Particular

    I have had several teachers who made a difference in my life, but there was one in particular who I would like to mention.  I was nine years old and in my last year of lower school(4th grade).  I had just transferred to my new beloved school, after two years in a school...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 25, 2007

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    So many to list! The most influential being my

    art teacher for a level and GCSE. She was always so happy and didn't let anybody feel down, she was amazing and I won't ever forget all the support she gave me and I still can learn so much from her today!
    feelingsobohemianlikeyou feelingsobohemianlikeyou 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    Jim...that Jim???

    I just got the chance to say "thank you for inspiring me" to one of the teachers who made a difference and possibly in part shaped the course of my life . I am still smiling :) He was my environmental studies teacher in high school 20 years ago. He was soft spoken yet able to...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 12 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    Okay so my middle school orchestra teacher is

    the greatest teacher ever. Because of her we were all a family and she is like a mom to me. I've told her things that I've never told anyone before. She made me passionate about playing cello. My friends and I we would also just skip class and go the orchestra room to chill with...
    moriartyloveskittens moriartyloveskittens 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    I had a music teacher

    who gave me hope again. I had a lot of issues going into the school year and I used to spend lunch in his room playing the piano. I don't exactly remember what occurred, but eventually I explained to him everything I had been going through. He didn't judge or force advice. He...
    Musicmaniac14 Musicmaniac14 18-21, F May 5

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    This is a special request story,

    I use to have a gymnastics coach that made a big impact in my life, I use to do home schooling so I went to gymnastics all the time, well while we was in the gym I did do my schooling there to, well you hear all the time how some kids hated going to school, well for me I loved...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I had a Jewish teacher

    for english and and we asked what his favorite book is and unexpectedly he said the Holy Bible. He's a more dedicated Christian than me 👀😕
    LittleLoneBear LittleLoneBear 13-15, M Jun 5

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    Miss Lenygon

    Amazing, inspirational woman. History lessons were never facts/dates etc- she believed that history should be stories and told us lots of stories, advice and wisdom from her own life and experiences which were fascinating. She also made me realise that 'weird' or 'different...
    Luna137 Luna137 26-30, F Jan 5, 2013

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    An English teacher in middle school really

    helped me get my writing to be very good and most likely is one of the reasons why i try to be so successful and typically succeed in the face of adversity. I appreciate everything she has done for me.
    TheAmazingDereck TheAmazingDereck 13-15, M Jun 2

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    Salaries

    Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months a year!     It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do--baby sit! We can get that for less than minimum wage.  That's right.  Let's...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2008

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    I had three teachers

    who changed my life: the piano teacher, the English teacher, and the math teacher. I spent my whole childhood as a bit of a loner. I was loud and obnoxious but it was how I was. At some point, I figured out that people didn't like me the way I was so I started hiding it away...
    SunOfSeas SunOfSeas 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    "Please See Me"

    These words usually strike terror into the heart of any student who gets that scribbled on his or her work. But when Mrs. Laura Barr did that on my papers, it quickly became evident I was a "teacher's pet" and the class knew it, too. Mrs. Barr was my sophomore high school...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Oct 9, 2013

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    You Have To Believe

    My sophomore English teacher, Mrs. Laura Barr, told us this story from her childhood. Although she was quite elderly by then, she remembered the events as if they were yesterday. The class of fourteen and fifteen-year-olds sat enthralled as she related it: My sister and I were...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    I owe my History teacher big time.

    When I started to act differently (quiet and sad) he noticed. He talked to me one day after class to let me know that I can talk to him about anything. At the time I was confused because I wasn't sure what was even going on with me, I was self-harming and isolating myself from...
    Kaptinkat Kaptinkat 16-17, F Mar 23

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    10th Grade - IB British Literature

    I had never seen Mrs. Jude (a pseudonym, for her safety) in my life. I had created an image of how I thought she might be in real life, based on the summer reading assignment she had posted on her blog.  I don't know why, but in my head, I imagined her as a snappy, quick, witty...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    My 9th Grade P.E. Teacher

    It was the school's policy for this class to take down the weight and height of each student every few months. Only the teacher would get to see the results, though, unless students wanted to share them with one another. At the beginning of the year, I was at the very end of the...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Mar 22, 2013

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    They All Make A Difference Somehow...

    Mrs. Weimeyer ...She is the teacher who made me take naps. ...She is the teacher who convinced my mother that I needed glasses. ...She is the teacher who taught me to count to 100. Mrs. Wilson ...She is the teacher who began teaching me to read. ...She is my favorite teacher of...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    My Art Teacher

    My teachers know more about me then my parents.. I cut myself and my art teacher found out because i had to go to the nurses office in her class because of it and one day my sleeve was up and my art teacher seen and she taught me how to take my frustration on art and stuff like...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F Feb 1, 2013

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    My first and second grade teacher always told me

    that I never followed the crowd and how I was my own person(: even though I was little and it was different back then, I still try to live by that, that i don't need to 'fit in to society' to be happy.
    Alisenpai Alisenpai 13-15, F Jun 2

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    One Of Many

    Mr. Zilboorg (I think David is he first name? I'm not sure)He was my 9th grade or 10th grade spanish teacher (its been so long lol again i'm not sure)He was the first person to pick me out from everyone else and try to help me. He pointed out to me that he noticed I was more...
    CrazyHappySad CrazyHappySad 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    Funkadelic Funkadelic 36-40, M Sep 19, 2012

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    Oh Yes....they Made a Difference...

    What difference? 1.They whacked my hands with rulers. 2.Humiliated me in front of the class. 3.Ignored me when I raised my hand to ask questions. 4.Threatened to kick me out of school because I did not want to shower in the public showers. 5.Refused to explain math in terms I...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    A Lifetime Of Inspirations

    I had several teachers that were inspirations-- Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Miner, my 1st and 2nd grade teachers-- both for recognizing my artistic talents and creativity, and more importantly, encouraging them. Mrs. Hill, my 7th grade science teacher. Imagine having a teacher who...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    One Teacher In Particular

    I'd never really thought any teachers could make a difference in my life but one did in particular. The first one was the deputy head teacher who I didn't really like when I first met her I thought she was a bit too strict and didn't seem the type of person to get on with pupils...
    deexx deexx 13-15, F Mar 6, 2013

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    I Want to be A Teacher Like Them- 3 of my

    teachers are currently inspiring me and they are seriously awesome! My Homeroom/Music/Keyboarding teacher (I will call him Mr. M) is so amazing. He spices up class with humor and puns. He can make anyone smile or laugh. I have been really depressed throughout the year, and he...
    GirlforGod2 GirlforGod2 13-15 Jan 16

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    Thankyou Mr. Cornish

    My teacher for my last year of primary school, Mr Cornish, taught me more than just mathematics and science. He taught me strength, honour, loyalty and perseverance. When I first entered his class I saw nothing but this overbearing and brash teacher who though nothing of...
    arthurn arthurn 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    She Was Just Good.

    My high school Biology teacher was just a good person in every way. She was just likeable. She also knew the subject that she taught really well. I tend to favor teachers who really know what they are teaching. Some teachers pretend to know more than they really do. But she...
    Lara0321 Lara0321 36-40 Sep 22, 2011

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    I had this English teacher in my last year of

    highschool! He helped with so much.. He always made us laugh! He loved teaching and that's what made all the difference :) he was an open-minded teacher and that's what I loved about him
    xxooxx1986 xxooxx1986 18-21, F May 28

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    I'd Like To Thank You For Every Second You've Given Me.

    My story begins in Year Nine (for people that don't know what that is it's 13-14 year olds.) Mr L was Maths teacher. He was new to the school; and I was expecting the same old, lazy, I-don't-care-as-long-as-I-get-my-paycheck kind of guy. Mr L was nothing like I expected. Mr L...
    letmethink letmethink 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2011

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    My last year of high school,

    I went to public school... just because we had moved, and there were no private schools in our small town. It was the best year of my life, I think. I had several good teachers that I still think about today.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M Jun 7

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