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loraaa | Student | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted December 24, 2011 at 4:50 AM via web

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"Teacher effect in your life."

Across in several lines about:
 "Teacher effect in your life."
 In terms of:
 Way of teaching the teacher.
 Teacher dealing with students.

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 24, 2011 at 7:17 AM (Answer #2)

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One of my most effective teachers was my 5th grade teacher, who still suffers from a degenerative muscular disease (MD).  She dealt with students almost exclusively verbally and was very sarcastic in the classroom.  But she was funny.  And she thought we were pretty funny too.  Though she wasn't particularly strict, she was the kind of teacher everyone respected because it was so obvious she cared about us and loved her job.

One thing I tried very hard to implement in my own classroom after her (aside from sarcasm, which might also be genetic) was her ability to delegate tasks to students.  She had to, because of her physical limitations.  But honestly, it invested us in our classroom and our desire to help her and each other.  Even at the high school level, I've attempted to create classroom "jobs" of sorts, to give students a feeling of ownership and belonging in my class.

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 24, 2011 at 8:13 AM (Answer #3)

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As I look back on my life, I realize now even more than I did earlier that some of the people who most strongly influenced me in positive ways were teachers. Sometimes they influenced me through their ideas, sometimes through their character, and sometimes through their qualities of mind.  Often they influenced me in all these ways.  I feel an enormous amount of gratitude toward many of my teachers.

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kiwi | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted December 24, 2011 at 1:22 PM (Answer #4)

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I had a superb English teacher who had actually gone to university to study maths, but realised at the end of his first year that he needed to do something creative. He was inspiring in his love of literature and life in general. I think his enthusiasm was infectious. I have also taken steps to prove some of the less positive teacher comments wrong ('You can't be a teacher, you are not tall enough', 'There is no point in you going to university, you should work in a store.') . They also had positive effects in directing me to pursue my own ambitions.

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 24, 2011 at 8:17 PM (Answer #5)

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The teacher which most influenced me was my high school Geography teacher. He was an amazing man who had "different" ideas about teaching (in the 1990s). I loved his student approach to teaching.

Today, in my classroom, I teach the same way. Student led discussions allow both the students to grasp faster and me to look at things differently.

I look at every day as a gift--minds striving to learn (some of them), enthusiastic (more of them), and ready to take on the future (all of them--in one way or another).

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 25, 2011 at 11:03 PM (Answer #6)

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My 12th grade Honors English teacher was my own inspiration for becoming an English teacher, and I have tried to maintain her high standards through my own career. She had a way of inspiring her students through her own courage (she walked with a cane do to a bad hip) and love of the subject matter. She is dead now, but she will never be forgotten by those who she inspired.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 4, 2012 at 12:36 PM (Answer #7)

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I have been more influenced by the bad teachers I've had than the good ones. However I also have had role models in my fellow teachers. They are my inspiration and my yardstick. I try to imitate the ones I respect and avoid repeating the mistakes I see in the others.
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drahmad1989 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted May 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM (Answer #8)

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teacher is always a impressive personality to a student. after mom teacher is one who has most hold on a student. in dealing also make good efforts on students . In this world we learn from every person and in this way everyone is a teacher but some one special ,,,,, here we called him "GURU".

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abadoodle | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 23, 2012 at 4:03 PM (Answer #9)

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The most influential teacher to me is my tenth grade Spanish teacher. I was going through some things and I was also very shy at the time. She realized this and spent all of her free period (when I twas supposed to be my math class) talking to me about what was going on. She gave me a box of tissues and told me that it was okay if I'd wanted to cry (and I did). She let me stay with her all class period and she listened to me  and gave me helpful advice and encouragement. When all of that was over with, I was still really shy, but she helped me come out of my shell and kept pushing me, and eventually it worked.now I am an outgoing person (when you actually take the time to talk to me) and I come to her for everything(even though I'm not in her class anymore) she is like another mom to me. This experience helped me come to realize that teachers do care a lot about their students and that even when. You think that no one cares, there is always someone who you can go to for help.

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 7:34 AM (Answer #10)

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I liked everyteacher and I still do y know

except that I WAS very dis positioned (influenced) by my karate teacher

he was strict but he arrived on time and always made me happy>

he still teaches me and i still am his student

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