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I Had Several Teachers Who Made a Difference

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    To several teachers. Mostly my ninth grade teacher who told me that its my life. My life? Wow, those little words had a massive impact on my life. Its amazing how that works.Now I love school, and math and reading and history and studying and.... oh, um.... every thing!!!!
    creativefungilady creativefungilady 22-25, F Sep 17, 2012

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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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    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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    The Most Supportive Teacher Ever!

    When i was in fifth grade i had a teacher named Ms. Shaffer. She was the most supportive teacher i ever had. In fifth grade i only had one friend and the other students would always make fun of her and I. They did everything from telling stuff to our faces, to spreading rumors...
    megs23 megs23 13-15 1 Response Nov 1, 2011

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    If You Have The Right Teacher, You Can Learn Just About Anything

    I was really lucky to have my teachers as a pupil. Some of them were quite tough and made our lives hell, but without them, I would probably still be living in a fantasy world where everybody is nice and fair... but we all know the real world isn't like that, so I have to thank...
    ardnaxelar ardnaxelar 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2011

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Mr. Shilko The Effin Best Teacher Ever!

    Just as it says! Mr. Shilko was my 8th grade science teacher. Now i don't wanna say that he made a huge difference, cause i'm a loser. BUT he almost did. He was punny, talkin about cleavage during the mineral study section. And things like Oh schist. I forget what it is. He had...
    thegrinch thegrinch 18-21, M Jun 14, 2012

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    Mr. Johnson.

    He was my best teacher ever. I had him in 6th grade and he made me enjoy school. He went into a time machine and dressed up like kings and made everyone laugh while learning. He helped people with understanding concepts while still having fun. He made me realize that i was a...
    valililly valililly 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    I Did

    I had some horrible classmates, but great teachers. It made going to school all worth the while.
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T Jul 17, 2013

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    Thank You Mrs. V.

    Third grade, I was struggling in school. I was not focused and just fed up with the ridicule I was getting. I had a speech impediment, and not many kids were sympathetic. OK, kids just plain laughed at me, and I was always in fights. Then Mrs. V came along. She got me into a...
    AnIrishwarrior AnIrishwarrior 56-60, M Nov 8, 2011

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Was Blessed With Several Awesome Teachers

    I have had several really wonderful teachers beginning in kindergarten. I loved Mrs. Pescan. She was so kind and not at all like the "other" kindergarten teacher. Ms. Cannon taught us music and I learned about "Elijah Rock" that still sticks with me to this day. My sixth grade...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus 46-50, F Mar 4, 2012

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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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    Mr. No Nonsense

    Mr. R was the sort of person who treated teenagers like he would anyone else. No sugar coating, or hinder of speech to be politically correct. I greatly admired him for this, and he was an all around favorite at my school. He was my AP biology/ physical ed. teacher - we switched...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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