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Journaling Prompt #24 – Remember Your Teachers

November 5th, 2008 by Avital
Teaching Math or Something

Illustration By: foundphotoslj from Flickr

A teacher affects eternity;
he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry Brooks Adams had said and I agree. Our teachers define us and make us the individuals that we are; and by saying “our teachers” I do not necessarily mean the traditional school teacher.

The most valuable lessons I have learned didn’t come from my school-teachers. [Though I have had my share of inspiring school and university teachers as well.] My best teachers were the ones who have touched my life in some way.

I have recently shared with you the lessons I have learned from my nephew who has autism and a while back I have shared the way my grandfather, of blessed memory, had taught me some great lessons, which I have come to appreciate only after he passed away.

Similarly I have learned a lot from my parents, my friends, colleagues, public figures, bloggers I have been following and sometimes even complete strangers who have striked a chord in me while passing through the street.

For this week’s journaling prompt I ask you to remember your teachers.

While documenting the teachers in your life you might want to record the following things:

  • Who were the most memorable teachers in your life?
  • What were the most valuable lessons that you have learned?
  • Which lessons do you wish to pass on to your children?

Share –

Leave a comment and share who were your most treasured teachers and lessons with me.

I would like to mention two of my readers who have already written about great teachers in their lives:

  1. Kim Mailhot.
  2. Kristin Saegaert.

I hope you will enjoy reading their posts as much as I did.

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4 Comments to “Journaling Prompt #24 – Remember Your Teachers”

  1. I was always a straight-A student. Back in middle school, I had a math teacher who adored me. Why wouldn’t he? I was his best student.

    One day I took a test while not feeling well and ended up failing the test. It was the first time I failed a test. I was devastated.

    When I asked him if I could do the test again, he just smiled and said:

    “It’s good to fail once in a while. Especially for someone like you.”

  2. Rivi says:

    I think I had so many teachers i can probably write a book! I think that its mainly because i am a very good student…Its one of my strongest assets and in general I think that if we are good students in our lifes we will have a lot of teachers… I as well learned from my beloved grandmother, from my daughters from the man I am sharing my life with for the past 26 years…How ever if I am to write about one then I think I will mention myJunior high literature teacher who invited my mother and me one day for a talk (you can’t imagine how worried we were both…i was a real nerd and an A student) only to tell us she would like to recommend me for a special program for gifted children. That was the first time someone recognized my talents that was the point I understood that I am different but for the good and that I should be proud of myself for my achievments and talents.

    • Avital says:

      Thank you very much for sharing and you are right – you should ALWAYS be proud of yourself. No matter what!!!