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Daily Archives: May 4th, 2008

No, not that kinda TA, c’mon…

This is teacher appreciation week.  If you blog, post a tribute to your favorite teacher.  Either your own or one of your kids’.  If you are able to contact that teacher send them a copy.

Trust me, we teachers will never tire of hearing of some good we might have done.  We take it on faith that some seed we’ve planted takes root some day and blooms. 

If you write a tribute to a teacher, and don’t mind if I copy it, let me know.  I’d like to make a page on here for that.



An email I received last year:

Mr. W
I don’t know if you’ll remember me but I had you for Geometry my senior year.  You had us write a paper one time about what our dream job would be
[I do this so when they say, ‘when are we ever gonna use this’, I can tell them].  I wrote that my dream was that I wanted to be a doctor.  I knew that I wouldn’t be able to, nobody in family has ever gone to college.  I figured I’d work at Wal-Mart like my mom.  You would always ask me about which college I was going to go to, and I always said OU, because I knew that’s your favorite school, but there was no way that was ever gonna happen.  After I graduated I started working at El Chico.  You came in one day and I waited on you.  You asked me when I was leaving for college and I told you that I wasn’t going to go.  You acted disappointed and told me that I’d never make my dreams come true if I didn’t.  I thought about that for a while and then I went down to CSC [local community college] and signed up for a class.  It took me six years Mr. W, but I graduated last week with a nursing degree.  I’m living my dream, thank you.

And that’s why I teach.