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A Teacher to Remember

April 30, 2012
By Anonymous

Lisa Young
Humanities Teacher
High Tech Middle

Most people would define a good teacher as someone who makes their students excel academically and do well on their tests. I believe that’s almost right, but a little off. I believe that a good teacher doesn’t have one dimension but two. They not only make you excel, but they make you want to go to school. They care about the student’s insecurities and problems, and most importantly they are there to support you.

My teacher is like that. Her name is Ms. Young and she’s changed the way I see the world. She isn’t one of those teachers that will give it their all just to be liked by the students. She honestly doesn't fit in a category of teachers. Although it’s her first year teaching at High Tech Middle she fit in immediately. Normally the project based learning philosophy is hard for new teachers to adapt to, but Ms. Young did it effortlessly.

After nine years of switching from town to town, school to school, and teacher to teacher, Ms. Young is by far the best teacher I’ve ever had. She keeps the class in order, yet manages to make it fun at the same time. She’s always there for academic as well as personal help. Honestly for the first time I don’t want to pass the grade. Ms. Young has taught me a lot over the past school year. I’m not only speaking of history, writing, and reading. She has taught me to appreciate the little things, never judge, and be happy about the work I create. I have grown more in this year than any other, and I owe it almost completely to Ms. Young.

I used to think I was a good writer. Looking back on my work from just last year, I realize how much stronger my writing skills and vocabulary are. Ms. Young has done a superb job preparing me for high school, for which I am very grateful. I feel that I have developed my writing skills most this year than any other year.

Throughout the year Ms. Young has become my role model. I’ve had many people tell me that when they grow up they want to be like her. I believe that becoming half of the teacher she is would be an incredible achievement. I wrote this essay because I believe that she should be recognized. Not only because of her incredible teaching abilities, but because she made a difference in my life. She showed me that hard work pays off, and that I should never give up. These lessons will continue to have an effect on my life throughout high school and college. Thank you Ms. Young.

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This article has 24 comments.

Joyceyueyue said...
on Mar. 14 2017 at 11:49 pm
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my teacher name is Mr.Moore at Gahr high she is my favorite teacher because she is so nice

clara said...
on Apr. 7 2016 at 10:48 am
my teacher name is mrs young too and this will be her 2 year at olney elementray she has really been so nice and fun # bestteacher

heybae_2002 said...
on Sep. 9 2015 at 2:02 pm
Really this was truely a good story i mean thus uses alot of deep emotion...

heybae_2002 said...
on Sep. 9 2015 at 2:00 pm
This really did use alot of emotion this is really truely good

on Sep. 5 2015 at 12:29 am
Excellent essay!! I almost feel like I really know you now.

deepthi SILVER said...
on May. 2 2015 at 10:34 pm
deepthi SILVER, Karur, Other
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Jitzing12 said...
on Apr. 19 2015 at 8:32 pm
I also have the best teacher ever. After reading about 10 articles, none seemed to be about a REALLY good teacher. This one gave me something to compete with if I entered the contest. I relate to the worshipping fact of your comment!

stevejonson said...
on Sep. 29 2014 at 6:13 am
Very nice article..

Mansi Kumar said...
on Aug. 2 2014 at 9:50 am
So true. Good teachers are hard to find and forget. I too have a teacher who means the world to me, no one ever can be better than her. I don't ever pray to God as I worship her. She is my GURU, motivator, mentor and guide! And has always hepled me cope up with times when I felt like my world is turning upside down. Her efforts to GIVE  are commendable. When ever she came to our class her motive was to try any method and make students understand. She has taught me for 5 years and this is my 6th year, unfortunately this time she is not teaching me but daily i talk to her in school, she is amazing. Her subject is maths, but she also teaches concepts of LIFE. She is MS. MONA MEHRA, the best perosn I have ever been with. Maybe she dose'nt realize that how special she is for us, because good people do good things and forget them. Thank You so much Mona Ma'am. SALUTES!  

Potnoodle said...
on May. 6 2014 at 12:10 pm
I strongly agree with your point where you think there is two sides to a teacher. I have a teacher, who is actually the assistant headmaster of my school, who makes me want to go to school to take her mathmatic lessons. All teachers should be like that and other teachers who look like they dont enjoy their job should set these people as examples. 

on Feb. 6 2014 at 8:45 pm
Elise Franck BRONZE, Canton, New York
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Good job! Your writing is beautifully fluent and original, and your teacher sounds wonderful!

SuinSparks said...
on Sep. 27 2013 at 8:57 pm
God uses instrument to be make a change in this world and I believe that He uses this website to make instruments. :) 

winniethepoo said...
on May. 31 2012 at 5:03 pm
Cool. You obviously really idolize your teacher.

lizziie said...
on May. 31 2012 at 4:58 pm
Nicely worded. 

kpalmer said...
on May. 31 2012 at 4:57 pm
Nice writing. Like the way you give a couple examples.

annahlapp said...
on May. 31 2012 at 4:56 pm
Good job. Keep writing.

Ikuluvme said...
on May. 30 2012 at 10:34 pm
Aww (: this is so sweet! Don't stop writing! It's really good! Your teacher must be amazing. I wish I had her!! (:

Charlie said...
on May. 30 2012 at 10:32 pm

This was an amazing piece about your teacher! If someone wrote something this great about me, i'd cry! Your amazing!


on May. 22 2012 at 5:24 pm
kelliemallen BRONZE, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Henry Van Dyke

Thanks so much :)

Emily Anders said...
on May. 11 2012 at 8:55 pm
Emily Anders, Los Angeles, California
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Hope you win! Good luck!