I’ve had many wonderful teachers throughout my years in school and college. Mrs. Johnson who took my entire 3rd grade class (30 something of us)instead of letting us be put in a split class (half one grad and half another grade) for 2 years in a row. (And yes I went to a very small school that was Kindergarten through 12th grade.) And Mrs. Stiefel my home-ec teacher whose class at the time everyone disliked because of how she wanted us to do everything just so. In hind sight if it weren’t for her I wouldn’t be able to cook or sew or many other things I do now I’m sure. I had really great teachers throughout elementary and high school.
I had great teachers in college also. One of my favorites in college was a history professor, Dr. Jackson,whose Alabama History class I took. It was an elective but I enjoyed history so why not. What made Dr. Jackson’s class so interesting was that he is a storyteller. He had a way of making the history come to life with stories from his life or ones he’d heard passed down from his family.
Dr. Jackson now has a column in the newspaper back home and today I was reading some of his columns from the past month. They always make me laugh yet teach me something as well. Isn’t that what a great teacher does?
I’m so glad that my son has had wonderful teachers so far through his short school career. It takes a a lot of worry off of a parent when your child comes home and is learning so much and says he loves his teacher.