My Favorite Teacher
Almost all of us can name our favorite teacher— someone who made an indelible, lasting impression on us. The impression may have come through the subject or content, but it was more likely the teacher’s methods, manner, and personality that have remained with us. The influence of a teacher involves attention, kindness, and caring. We may remember how the teacher made us feel about ourselves or how he or she helped us grow and brought something good, creative, and noble out of us. Many people become teachers because of their own teachers’ example—and the pattern continues.