This is the week designated to celebrate that most noble (and frustrating) of careers: Teaching. It takes a special person to tackle education. There is little appreciation and even less monetary reward in the task, but it is not taken on for either, I suspect.
I was lucky enough, in graduate school, to befriend a large congregation of selfless folks who went on to teach; some in the jungles of elementary and high schools; some in private schools, some in higher ed. I was not, however, brave or patient enough for this occupation, but what I learned from my fellow classmates and from those fine educators I was lucky enough to have over the years, left an impact on me, even if they didn’t know it.
Good or bad, fondly or grudgingly remembered, teachers leave indelible impressions on us all and for this week’s picks, we want to honor them.
What about you, LitStackers? What lessons did you learn from your favorite teachers? Tell us all about it in the comments.