Sunday, January 30, 2011

Way to go Mom

My mother has been a public school teacher since 1978 and she's still teaching and inspiring students, daily. I grew up in a small town and my mother taught me 7th grade Reading and 8th grade English and she later moved up to high school and became chair of the history department- she taught me government and economics my senior year of high school too. I know from experience that my mother is an excellent educator.

I am so proud of my mom, and I wanted to share part of an email my mother sent to me:

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A former student sent me a message on Facebook yesterday. She said she had seen my name on another’s post and she told me that she was from the class of 1993. I remember her totally. She told me I was an inspiring teacher and that I continue to inspire her to this day and that she hopes her kids have a [teacher like me] one day. There’s no higher compliment as a teacher than that, huh? I almost sat there and cried, but instead I smiled. She also said this (below) was one of her favorite quotes that we talked about and that she used it in her life. It’s from Alford, Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses” & we probably discussed it in English class. “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield"

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This email didn't surprise me. People have always told me that my mom was their favorite teacher. Recently my brother got out of a speeding ticket because the cop said our mom was his best teacher. If only everyone could have been in my mother's classroom, then the world would be a smarter and happier place.

I love you mom.

2 comments:

  1. .... and I'd NEVER get speeding tickets! ! !

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  2. That was overwhelmingly touching.
    Happy sigh.

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