Teacher Appreciation Week

My wife came home glowing yesterday; she’d just received a card (with a dollar in it ;>) from one of her students. It said, “Thank you, I love you!” and was accompanied by multiple hugs. She got choked-up when she showed it to me. What’s the big deal? I mean, you’d think she’d be used to that by now (it happens all the time). But, no, she never really seems to take it for granted. And I kinda love that about her. A lot, actually.

“There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly.” ~Lola May

“A teacher is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.” ~W. H. Auden

“The work can wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work.” ~Patricia Clafford

“The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike.” ~H.L. Mencken

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” ~Dr. Seuss

“One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” ~Malala Yousafzai

“I touch the future. I teach.” ~Christa McAuliffe

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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46 Responses to Teacher Appreciation Week

  1. Love these. Thanks for posting, Mitch. I’m going to forward this to my beloved spouse, Dr. Meri, teacher of teachers, and to my son-in-law, the elementary school principal.

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  2. pastorpete51 says:

    Very funny Mitch! I had a professor in Advanced Criticism who was a nice enough guy but he definitely qualified as Darth Grader. I had the second highest grade at B- the highest was B+ scored by a lady with a master’s in library science! Thanks for the laughs…

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  3. These are great! Too hard to pick a favorite. (Sorry about the sentence fragment.)

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  4. Once again, Mitch, it’s your knack for proper placement of images / words (especially re the Christa McAuliffe quotation) that makes for an extraordinary reading experience. That teacher / astronaut’s biggest challenge / mistake in life turned out to be entrusting her very life to NASA engineers who had failed to remember their bygone, basic science lessons; that extreme cold weather could cause the space shuttle Challenger’s O-Rings to contract; catastrophically so. RIP Christa.

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  5. What a lovely post: thanks a lot for sharing
    PS I was a teacher

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  6. Wynne Leon says:

    I love this! My 1st grader has been working hard all work on her teacher appreciation cards and now we have ones for her teacher, the music teacher, the art teacher, the PE teacher and the librarian. Oh, and the office. I guess you could say we really appreciate our teachers and I love hearing your wife’s reaction! Wonderful.

    And that Auden quote is amazing!

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  7. Thank you! Shared these with my sister – in – law! Good teachers deserve the best of affection.

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  8. A giant pile of truth here, Mitch. You’ve encapsulated what it is to teach very well. Challenge and exhilaration!

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  9. Please give your wife a big thank-you from me for the life changing work she is doing in the lives of children.

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  10. K.L. Hale says:

    Mitch, what a great tribute, and awesome laughs, to teaching! Please tell your wife “Happy Teacher Appreciation Week” (everyday!)! It was always my favorite week and the cards, like the one she received, is what keeps a teacher inspired! 💛🙌🏻

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  11. I really enjoyed your quotes and images…and I am pretty sure I understand why your wife got choked up:)

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  12. Thanks for the laughs! As a retired teacher, I can relate! Thanks to your wife, we should appreciate all teachers.

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  13. Pam Webb says:

    We are doing state testing this week. I needed a good laugh. Thanks, Mitch.

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  14. beth says:

    ❤ I love this and am a teacher s well

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  15. murisopsis says:

    My mother taught first grade for years. She said that she decided to retire when she could no longer remember how to count beyond 10…

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  16. Damyanti Biswas says:

    Hahaha…These are just hilarious!

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  17. Harshi says:

    Awwwww…….what a lovely post! The quotes are so beautiful, Mitch! I like the rainbow one the best. 🙂

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  18. Excellent, Mitch. As a teacher, I can relate to so many of these.

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  19. Nancy Richy says:

    Fantastic! Very touching story. 🌹
    I couldn’t resist posting this:
    A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him.
    She says hello. He’s rather taken aback because he can’t place where he knows her from so he says, ‘Do you know me?’ to which she replies, ‘I think you’re the father of one of my kids.’
    Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife and says, ‘Are you the stripper from the bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table with all my buddies watching while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery???’
    She looks into his eyes and says calmly, ‘No, I’m your son’s teacher.’ 🤣 🤣

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  20. equinoxio21 says:

    Compliments to your wife. I particularly like the last quote. 👏🏻

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  21. Piano girl says:

    Yes! Received some sweet and funny notes myself this week. Always tugs at my heart. ☺️

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  22. I’ve learned three things being married to a teacher: 1.) it takes a special person to be a teacher. They are saints on Earth.

    2.) I could never be one because I’m lacking in patience and most every other skill needed to be a teacher — meaning to be a parent, social worker, psychologist, lawyer, facilities supervisor, curriculum planner, policeman, medical doctor, behavior therapist, confidant for the parent, communicator and storyteller. Got all those jobs?

    3.) the job never ends. The best support I can offer, is not problem solving, but just listening.

    It sounds like you can relate!

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  23. growthspurt says:

    Love when I get cards too! I’m a teacher too, check out my blog

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  24. Chaya Sheela says:

    Lovely post.
    Brought back memories of my trove of cards and gifts from my students and parents.

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