Thursday, May 6, 2010

Flashback Friday Prompt #8

This is Teacher Appreciation Week here in the USA. While a National Teacher Day was occasionally observed beginning in 1953, it wasn't until 1985 that the National PTA designated the first full week in May as Teacher Appreciation Week, with the NEA designating the Tuesday of that week as National Teacher Day. (Why there needs to be a "Day" when there's a whole "Week" is beyond me!) I think it's interesting to see how other countries celebrate their teachers, and you can find that information here.

Anyway since I was finished with college before 1985 (although I'm NOT a grandmother!), I had never participated in anything like that until my kids were in elementary school. Even if we had done it, it would never have been on the level of what I have seen and experienced schools doing today! But that doesn't mean I didn't appreciate my teachers. With that in mind, here is the Flashback Friday prompt for this week.

Tell us about the teachers from your school days. Who were your favorites? Why did you like them? How did they influence your life, your occupation, or another aspect? Have you ever gone back & seen or contacted a favorite teacher to express your appreciation? Do you still keep up with any of your teachers? Was Teacher Appreciation Day/Week celebrated when you were in school? (Just share about favorites this week; we'll visit the not-so-stellar teacher memories another day!)

Remember, the above are just suggestions to get you going. Post your flashback tomorrow and come back here to link up!


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quilly said...

I could write a book on this one!

Cindy said...

I appreciate teachers so much. I did homeschool one of my daughters who struggled with dyslexia but the other three kids were in public school and had mostly great teachers.

I was fortunate to have good teachers in school too although my fifth grade teacher didn't like me for some reason and now, looking back as an adult, I feel she shouldn't have been a teacher because she obviously hated her job and took it out on her class.

Dawn said...

I can actually do this one, even though I'm homeschooled I can improvise and include my Sunday School Teachers!! I can't wait until tomorrow Linda!!!

Cae ♥

bp said...

Fun fun! I had a teacher appreciation day post this week but I didn't talk about this stuff!

My guess for this week's prompt was Mother's Day. I am thinking ahead trying to guess what you'll choose.

Lyn Cote said...

One of my teachers left a lasting impression on me, Mrs. Doris M Crawford, the teacher who taught me to write!