If you are like me, you can think of several teachers who made a difference in your life. I would love to publicly thank them all. Today, I am joining several other bloggers in thanking just one teacher who made a difference in each of our lives. Thank you to Allison McDonald of No Time for Flashcards for organizing this project! If you teach, I hope you will take some time to read through the letters. Be encouraged. What you do is making a difference.
Dear Mrs. Goetz,
Because you showed up every day to teach physical science and math, I learned that it is normal for women to do math and science. I did not even realize anyone thought otherwise until I was at university.
Because you demanded that we show all work for each problem, I learned that right answers are not enough. The thought process required to find the answer is valuable. A solution is more than a quick answer. This is true in life as well as physics.
Because you never let anyone make a 100% on one of your exams, I learned that it is ok not to be perfect.
Because you always had time to discuss the sporting event or concert from the night before, I learned that who I was outside of class mattered.
Because you stuck by the motto on your poster, "Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part." I learned that it is good to set boundaries on what others can expect of me.
Because you did not make us be quiet, but let us talk, I learned that there is no wrong way to learn.
Because you made us repeat "Science is the systematic study of the physical universe," on our exams, I never confused my course of study with my religion.
Because you brought enthusiasm to every class, I learned to love science, math and learning.
Thank you for teaching.
Christy, Class of 2000
Why not take a few minutes and write a thank you note to a teacher you know?
I am so excited to read all the letters from my fellow bloggers! Take some time to find some inspiration in the way these teachers made a difference.
Thank you Madame Obadia by No Time for Flash Cards
Thank you Mrs. Swett by Carrots are Orange
Thank you Mr. Blanchard by Not Just Cute
Thank you Mrs. Ulrich by JDaniel's Mom
Thank you Mrs. Austin by MultitaskingMaven
Thank you Mr. Spencer by Education to the Core
Thank you Mrs. Anderson by Mac-n-Taters
Thank you Mrs. O'Neil by Encourage Play
Thank you Mrs. Fox by Simply Kinder
Thank you Third Grade Team by The Educator's Spin On It
Thank you Mrs. Johnson by Mrs. Jones' Creation Station
Thank you Mrs. Ratto by Sparkling Buds
Thank you Mrs. Powell by ElemenoPKids
Thank you Mr. Brant by Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Thank you Ms. Barry by Inspiration Laboratories
Thank you Mrs. Rouland by Clever Classroom
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