Fact: Teachers change lives
Now that Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as Education Secretary despite widespread concern over her qualifications, Americans have been speaking out about the value of education in this country. The heart of the educational system is our teachers. Although teachers tend to get a bad reputation in pop culture, it’s undeniable that they have one of the most important jobs in our society. It sounds cliché, but they really do mold young minds. A good education from a great teacher really does have the power to change a life, and that’s something that Americans can’t forget. Here are some stories that truly illustrate the difference a teacher can make, all in the name of #DefyingDeVos.
English teacher in my final year of highschool, sat me down and told me “you aren’t stupid, you’re better than this (referring to my essay), I’m going to teach you how to write”
And he did, so I didn’t sound like an idiot. (billbapapa)
Kids at Heart
I had a class on Shakespeare in high school. We were acting scenes in class, and we were doing one where someone got stabbed. For a prop she brought a toy light saber, had a student ‘stab’ her, and she fell on the floor while over-acting the s**t out of it.
Still stands out to me because it was comical and made me realize that even though she was a teacher, she was kind of a dork too. I think even at that age there was a tendency to think of teachers as being stodgy adults who just give lectures and assign tests. But I think all the best teachers I had in some way dropped the person of authority mask now and then and reminded us that they were, you know, just grown-up kids with a teaching job. (trebuchetfight)
Thanks, Mr. B!
Mr. B was an amazing science teacher, and I got to have him for two years. The second year, when I had him for biology, he got the district to buy 35 pumpkins by putting the latin name on the PO. Then he had us clean them out, carve them for Halloween, and do experiments with the seeds and the guts. So many great memories from his classes. (mamacrocker)