I was a bit of a brown noser in school. I always did my homework, never misbehaved, volunteered for anything and everything. Sure, I got called “teacher’s pet” sometimes but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
I didn’t always get perfect grades but I always did my best. I don’t have many regrets, but there is one thing I would change if I had it to do all over again…
I would tell my teachers how much they meant to me, and I would thank them for being positive influences on my life.
It is because of some very special teachers that I have achieved so much in my life. And it is because of them that I’m passionate about learning. Even now, as an adult, I actively seek opportunities to learn new things. (My motto is, “Never stop learning.”)
Unfortunately, teachers often have no idea whether or not they’re getting through to their students. They work long hours, for much less money than they’re worth, and with little or no appreciation or recognition. I feel for them. I don’t know how they do it.
That’s why stories like the one in the video below are so powerful.
To illustrate a specific lesson, this teacher had his students make paper airplanes. Sounds fun, right? But his students didn’t seem to be paying attention at all. Two years later, he found out just how much that particular lesson meant to a former student.
Check it out below and SHARE it if a teacher has made a difference in your life.