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I Had Several Teachers Who Made a Difference

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    I have had several teachers.

    .. who made negative impacts. I was never the best kid in class, but after one teacher lies and says I attacked her, and another says I'll go no where in life and end up joining the army, **** them.
    AustinOsten AustinOsten 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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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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    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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    I gave my teacher a present today,

    yenno cause it's almost summer and what not. He's a teacher who has really made a difference. I spent my own money and he was the only teacher I got a present for. I think he really liked my present and I just feel so happy because I didn't know what to get him and he was...
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F May 11

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    in grammar, middle school,

    in high school, and in college I had several teachers who took me under their wings and made the difference in my life. They encouraged me to have the tenacity to stay with my studies, to stay in school, and finally graduate at the top of my class.
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I graduated in 2001,

    and I still remember the people who inspired me through my school years. Peter Barringer, Sonja Mix, Patrick Held; Ms. Deibel-Davis-Phaup, Madame Crowell-White, Ms. Williamson... and a few teachers whose inspiration was more "what NOT to be/do." I wanted to be a teacher as...
    cephalupine cephalupine 31-35, M Oct 23, 2014

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    My drama/media teacher is awesome,

    he is the only teacher i feel is really easy to get along with since we share similar interests, film! I remember one lesson where the class were doing posters and me and another student were just sitting, talking with the teacher about marriage and art. My PE teacher is a...
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369 16-17, M Aug 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Oh they're all memorable

    for various reasons. But I was lucky in that some really helped me develop and grow. And I will always be grateful to Judy Dartford,Valerie Kloss,Sheila Gilbert,Michael Guinnery,Roz Hawkes,Mick Berry,Graham Pitts,Jim Burns and possibly one or two others whom I've inconveniently...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 20

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    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000 13-15, F 2 Responses May 11

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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, 2014

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    You know how you always think "when am I ever

    going to use this?" in school? My tenth period teacher doesn't care about the curriculum, and has gone out of his way to teach us what's really important in life and taught us many skills to use in every day life, and I'm too awkward to thank him.
    lauradowns lauradowns 16-17, F May 11

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    My student council teacher.

    .. Something is weird about him. I feel like he is trying to look at me... Or tries to sit where he can see me or sit next to me or near. I don't know what to see... He is annoying to be honest and not good looking... Looks better with the beard... But I want to know if he has...
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    But the best one was my litterature teacher.

    She helped me a lot, I had some family problems, she understood me and never let me to give up, even if I was about to. I owe her a lot of things.
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M Feb 7

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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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    An extremely knowledgable gentleman

    who I ran to when my father died. He helped me get me to where I am today more than anyone else. Thank you Mr Arthur.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M Sep 19, 2014

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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 16-17, M Jun 2, 2014

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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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    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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    Only in college, all my teachers in college

    made me feel as if I was worth something and that I could be great
    Lahaynes14 Lahaynes14 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 9 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Funny thing this came up,

    oh man my history teacher was ******* awesome! Although I never enjoyed history :/ and art my favourite subject! My art teacher helped me expand my mind more than any other kid there, because I was that passionate. After all it was the only time I could be who I want,when...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Again, Mr Arthur has made an appearance.

    He is such a fatherly figure you can't help but feel that everything will be alright. He gives the most amazing hugs that make you feel safe. He is my inspiration, thank you, again Mr Arthur.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M Sep 27, 2014

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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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 18-21, F Oct 26, 2013

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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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    Hello, i'm in need of a teacher to help me out.

    Message me if u are an english teacher or something
    NicoleDelaCruuz NicoleDelaCruuz 16-17, F May 13

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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 18-21, F Mar 23, 2014

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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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    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 👀😕
    TeddyOrTeddie TeddyOrTeddie 13-15, M Jun 5, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014