October 5th is World Teachers’ Day, and though I appreciate teachers every single day, I’m glad to have this day to shine a global spotlight on them! I’m also glad that Grammarly came up with one of their brilliant infographics to celebrate, too!
But first, a thank you to the teacher who taught me to love grammar and words and Shakespeare and reading and writing and…well, I think you get the picture. Technically, I never sat in my mom’s classrooms, but I learned from her every day of my life. And now that I think about it, I’m still learning from her. Mom–and all the teachers through the years–you may be gone but you’re never, ever forgotten!
Make a lasting impression. Be a teacher!
P.S. I loved many of those books and movies about teachers, but my favorite all-time teacher’s movie? To Sir With Love. Oh. My. Word. Sidney Poitier. Lulu singing that song? London in the 60’s? Okay, that’s it. I need a To Sir With Love break.
I cry at the end of “To Sir With Love” every time.
How about Mr. Holland’s Opus? That is another tearjerker (for me).
Me, too, Sioux. And yep, Mr. Holland’s Opus got me, too. Thank YOU for being the super teacher you are!
Love this post, Cathy. The movie and the music ring in my heart, too. I have many teachers to thank for the inspiration, care, and thought during my school days. You drummed up some sweet memories for me-thank you 🙂 Enjoy your day!
I never heard of World Teacher’s Day. Thanks for sharing!
Oh, I’m so glad, Charlotte! That’s such a wonderful movie, isn’t it?
“To Sir with Love” was a great movie. Brings back memories of my younger days.
Yep, Donna. We were just kids then, right? 🙂
I was going to comment on “To Sir With Love” and then there it was when I scrolled down. Mr. Holland’s Opus was also mentioned by someone. My dad was a teacher, and he changed lives, too…I met some of his students, and it was a little weird for my 10-year-old self to have these high schoolers going on about him. I always knew I was lucky, but after that, I didn’t take it for granted quite so much. Great post, Cathy.
Wow! How did we miss this at my school? 🙂