The Power of a Teacher

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Teachers, they have such an impact on our lives. Touching more lives, affecting the outcome of so many futures a teacher is the epitome of a leader. Just as a leader has his or her, own style, their way of motivating their students, also plays an important part in a student?s success. Spending more time with our children then most parents do, a teacher is fundamental in shaping our children. If they are poor leaders, our children suffer. When they shine as leaders our children blossom and the universe is wide open to them. Having had some wonderful teacher?s that guided me academically, personally and all the above rolled into one.

Teaching 10th grade English, Mrs. Kennedy influenced me the most academically. She was a demanding teacher, but I learned a great deal from her. Remembering how arduous she was on using the proper word, for example: a lot, ?well there is no such thing as a lot, there is a parking lot but not a lot.?

I will not ever forget that, considering she made me write her quote 100 times. Then there is reading, which I never liked, but she somehow made whatever book we read come alive. When something seems real, it is hard to put it down. Reading ?The Lord of the Flies? was my favorite because the way she portrayed it. We would go over what we had read, it was like being in the story, you felt what each character felt. She was a strict disciplinarian, but instilled the importance on learning and learning the right way. There were days I hated her but I can look back now and be thankful I had her.

Math was never a subject I enjoyed, because I never could grasp what squared or fractions had...