World Teacher's Day: The Teachers That Impacted Me the Most
Inspired by @bjnovak
- •Ms. Beth, preschool and kindergarten, Grosse Pointe AcademyMy memories of her are of course very sparse. I do remember my first day of school, walking into the building and totally not knowing where I was going or what I was doing and being terrified in an entirely new way. But I loooooved her. My mom says I always ran into her arms when she dropped me off. She taught me to read square laminated books and taught me to write by tracing my finger in a little box of sand.
- •Mrs. Chrisner, 6th-8th grade Music, Grosse Pointe AcademyShe always gave me solos in our school musicals. I was so nervous every time, but I trusted her decision to pick me even if I didn't feel like I deserved it. She is also a cancer survivor.
- •Mr. Fultz, 6th grade Science & middle school volleyball coach, Grosse Pointe AcademyIn the spring he took us around the school grounds to learn every type of tree. There were lots. He started a fishing elective where he took us to the lake to fish for an hour before lunch. He brought in gallons of disgusting water from a swamp near his house and we looked at samples of it under microscopes and identified microscopic critters. He taught me a sport when I was 10 and 75 pounds that I still play and love at 26. Our middle school volleyball team was undefeated for 13 years.
- •Mr. Butzu, 10th grade English, University Liggett SchoolHe introduced me to existential philosophy which turned a switch on in my brain that had profound effects on who I became in the following very important years of my life. The moments I first read the words of Emerson my whole world blew open. It was the first time I ever read something and had a glimpse of universal truths. At 15, for me, that was huge.
- •Professor Idrobo, Psychology of Learning, Boston UniversitySo hard to pick just one from BU... Fabio was such a good lecturer that I actually admitted that as a college student. He was authentic and low key. I took 2 more of his upper level classes after the first one because I related to his teaching style so well. His classes made a very clear point to me that things don't always have to be so complicated even though they appear to be the most inexplicable thing in the world.