May 04 2010

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

It's Teacher Appreciation Day today! Been thinking of our favorite teachers. Who was your favorite teacher and why? Are you a teacher? If so...THANKS! We love you!

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4/23/2010 2:14:08 PM
Jessica United States
Jessica
Thanks for recognizing teachers.  I commented to my mom that today is teacher appreciation day & the only reason I know is because I heard it on the radio all day.  After a long day at work I have to run up to the store and spend my money so the kids can make gifts for Mother's Day.  I do it for the kids because I love the kids.  I just wish more people would recognize or acknowledge that fact.  
4/23/2010 2:39:12 PM
Teresa Farrell United States
Teresa Farrell
I have been teaching for 10 years.  Half of that time was at a Christian school, but now I am back in the public schools.  The best time for me is when my high school students come into my room at lunch just to "hang out."  God has really shown me how I can make a difference just by showing my students that I care about them.  I think that's more important than any other lesson I could share from a textbook.
4/23/2010 2:40:38 PM
Liz United States
Liz
My favorite teacher is my grandmother! Even though she was never a "teacher" by profession, I have learned so many of life's lessons from her! Thanks to my Grandma I have learned how to raise my son, how important it is to finish my education, and how fulfilling it is to have a relationship with Christ! I love my Grandmother and owe so much to her!
4/23/2010 2:42:30 PM
Reed United States
Reed
My favorite teacher is a guy named Mr.Badgely. He's my choir teacher. He is really nice and kind of funny. He's my faveorite teacher because he can cheer most people up when their down and they come to the choir room, including my friends and me.
4/23/2010 2:43:51 PM
Vicki Christopher United States
Vicki Christopher
I just heard you on the radio talk about today being teacher appreciation day.  My daughter said in 3rd grade she wanted to be a teacher and she never changed her mind.  She graduated from high school with honors, went to a private college on scholarships, stayed on the Deans list the whole time, all while doing dialysis in her dorm room every night.  She got all the way through except for student teacher when she became to sick to continue.  She passed away before getting to accomplish that dream.  But as one of her professors from college said during her celebration of life service, Heather may not have spent six months in front of a classroom, but she spent her entire life teaching others what it meant to be a child of God.  I have no doubt that with all those mansions in heaven, Heather's in one of them teaching all God's little ones.  
4/23/2010 2:46:33 PM
Janet United States
Janet
One of the teachers that had the greatest impact on my life was my 3rd grade teach, Ms. Osborne. She was creative and worked with us on musical productions at our school. When I was in 5th grade, I was in the hospital for a month - an hour and a half away from home. She drove over one day and spent the afternoon with me, playing games, painting and just hanging out with me. It made me feel like the most important person in the world. I think this is one of the reasons I decided to go to college and earn a degree in elementary education.
4/23/2010 2:58:49 PM
Donna Hayward United States
Donna Hayward
God has blessed me with many wonderful teachers, but the one I think is my favorite would have to be Mrs. Virginia Collins.  She was my third grade teacher and she did her very best to instill in all her students how precious we are to God and how He longs to be with us in heaven.  I was able to go to church school she was able to do that.  I still remember memory verses she taught us.  She gave us a "code" to mark our Bibles with, such as a heart by promises to us.  She was careful to keep track of when each of her students were baptized and gave us books to help draw us closer to Christ.  She just turned 81 this year and is one of my friends on Facebook.  She is still an awesome Prayer Warrior and I'm so thankful God gave the gift of Mrs. Collins to me for my Third grader teacher.

~Donna Hayward
4/23/2010 3:08:22 PM
Julie Nichols United States
Julie Nichols
Dear Scott and Kelly,

Hello, I'm Julie Nichols from San Antonio, TX.  I became a special education teacher after my youngest son was diagnosed with Autism.  After being on both sides of the fence as a special educator and as a parent, I can minister to the needs of the kids and the families while walking down the same road.  The families encourage me as well.  I love what I do.
4/23/2010 3:30:54 PM
calli cremeans United States
calli cremeans
my favorite teacher is & always will be Lisa Taulbee.The reason why she is my favorite teacher is because she is one of the most loving & caring teachers you will ever meet...i love her 2 death
4/23/2010 3:41:47 PM
Taylor Gaylord United States
Taylor Gaylord
Dear Scott and Kelly,

My favorite teacher is my reading and social studies,mrs.nancy Chandler. mrs.Chandler got to the point and she made things easy and fun. she always makes us cunfortable.
4/23/2010 3:51:55 PM
Leah Bovard United States
Leah Bovard
     My current 6th grade homeroom teacher is the best. Not only is she considered a mom to me and 37 other students at Eden Christian Academy, but she is a single mother of four every time she goes home. She has three girls and a boy. My teacher is and will always be the best because no matter what has been happening at home or anywhere else she comes into the classroom at probably 7:10am each morning with a contagious smile on her face. As a matter of fact, Ms Shelia Ritchie (my teacher) has inspired me so much that:
1.) I have called klove amost 80 times trying to enter her in the mother's day contest because I cannot think of any other mom more deserving
2.) I want to be a science, bible and reading teacher when I grow up as well, because she is my role model and will always be.

Thanks for listening to a kid like me!!
I love you all!
Until the whole world hears,
Leah
4/23/2010 4:19:06 PM
Nick Roberts United States
Nick Roberts
My favorite teacher would be Mr. Sims he strongly pointed out His faith to me without saying it in the things he did and how he talked. And he taught very well also.
4/23/2010 4:23:06 PM
Sarah United States
Sarah
well...my fav teacher is my driver's ed teacher this year, Mr. Feldmann! He is a great teacher who has ALWAYS been there for me! I talk to him about absolutely anything and he gives great advice. Even through all that has been happening Mr. Feldmann still cares and is still making sure that I am okay. I have a lot of problems which other people who run away from but Mr. Feldmann has stayed with me through it alllll! THANK U SO MUCH MR. FELDMANNN!
4/23/2010 4:26:56 PM
Sarah United States
Sarah
My fav teacher would have to be my drivers ed teacher Mr Chuck Feldmann! Mr Feldmann has always been there for me through everything...even when other people would have run away, he stayed to help me! Mr. Feldmann is really easy to talk to and has totally impacted my life completely!
4/23/2010 5:02:21 PM
melinda United States
melinda
My favorite teacher is my mom...as corny as it may sound Tong But she works so hard and never asks for anything in return. She cares so much for her second graders as if they were her own kids. I feel so blessed to have her as my mom. Even when she was going through radiation and chemotherapy to treat her breast cancer she didn't let that stop her from being there to teach her kids. Thanks for being an awesome teacher, mom.
4/23/2010 5:03:40 PM
Anette United States
Anette
Since I'm a teacher at a school that is celebrating Teacher Appreciation, I'm glad KLOVE made me aware as I have two special teachers from my childhood I'd like to recognize:  Sandy Roth Farris & Michelle Stueve Smith! I started school as a very shy first-born girl who was scared to even speak at school.  Thanks to Miss Roth's (now Mrs. Farris)fun, caring ways & sense of humor in 3rd grade, she got me to at least peak out of the shell.  Then an amazing PE teacher came and showed me positive, loving encouragement to try hard and new things, like organized sports as she agreed to head up basketball.  Yet she was an extraordinary coach- she put up with adolescent "testing" of her neverending smile & enthusiasm for life and even hauled around what had to have been 8-10 girls in her blue VW bug somehow for games or a treat-WOW! She was & still is the coolest, best coach ever (now my daughter has been blessed to be coached by her in volleyball)!  She was a mentor and became a dear friend over the years...she even came to my bridal shower & wedding.  NOW I hope to show special thanks to this amazing sign of God's presence as she was just diagnosed with melanoma. I hope to lift up my Sister in Christ in special prayers.  So while she's touched tons of lives as evident by her CaringBridge website & a great family & community of faith & now medical team, I want to keep encouraging her with God's Word and love as she begins her healing journey.  So with endless thanks for all the love shown by both teachers, I'm a testimony that "With God, all things are possible"Mt. 19:25 from the former totally shy, unconfident school girl to a school teacher(that can't stop talking, esp. about my faith).  May God bless them especially along with all the teachers whose small acts of kindness are God's hands in making miracles every day!  God bless your ministry too KLOVE as I hope this 'small thanks' & your works reach them & all who teach of God by faith in action, words, and music.  I hope you'll share a special song as a dedication with this thanks or email if you care to know more details.  I could seriously talk for hours about these two teachers!
4/23/2010 5:16:24 PM
Anna United States
Anna
I think Star Trek is way better than Star Wars!!! You go Kelli!!!
4/23/2010 5:38:53 PM
Jennifer United States
Jennifer
Thanks for taking time to recognize teachers.  I am a homeschool mom of two wonderful elementary age children.  I had wonderful teachers myself in my public school experience, graduating with honors thanks to every dedicated teacher I had.  My oldest child spent 4 years in public school with the same wonderful experience, but God kept on my heart that I needed to be the one to teach my children.  When God speaks and wants you to do something this important, he doesn't quit working on you, so after years of prayer and rejecting his call, I gave in and I now school my children at home.  It is the most joyous and wonderful, though sometimes the hardest thing,  I have ever done.  Thank you K-Love for recognizing teachers as each one, whether public school or at home, are called by God to do this job.
4/23/2010 11:07:01 PM
Jessi aka French Fry United States
Jessi aka French Fry
my favorite teacher is andrea bostic!!! i have never actually had her as one of my teachers, but she is my favorite teacher because she has an amazing faith and love of God!!! she also shares the same passion as i do, riding horses!!!! she is my spiritual role model as well as the role model for the cowgirl that i want to be!!!! thank you soo much andrea for all you do!!!! i love you!!
4/23/2010 11:11:43 PM
Sally Newton United States
Sally Newton
I was reminded of one of the best I had a couple of weeks ago. Her name was Opal Crabb and she taught at Beech Grove Elem in KY. It was back in the late 60's and eveyone thought that God, prayer was taken out of the classroom. Not in her class. It got in by the form of lit. we memorized parts of scripture for class and many of her lesson are still in the hearts of all of us who had her. A friend posted (fb) the first few words of a poem we were taught. By the time different student put in a few words of the poem we had posted the whole thing. Who would have thought that a teacher and class you had 40 plus years ago would make such an impression on you. She was a hard teacher but you respected her too. She was never going to take God out of her classroom.

She had been gone many but has made a lasting impression. Thank you Mrs.Crabb.
4/23/2010 11:53:36 PM
Susie United States
Susie
Thanks for recognizing teachers.  This is my 11th year in a city school district.  3 yrs. high school and now 8th year 7th& 8th graders.  6 to 7 years ago it was great.  Now, this year has been the hardest.  Too many students are now so rude, disrespectful and constantly getting out of their seats.  Not a majority, but enough (6-7)in each class to make it tough to get teaching content covered.  I can't even get to the fun sections some days/lessons.  I read another email from a teacher who had gone to the store for student supplies.  I rushed out at the last minute to get more supplies to teach students how to make flower arrangements for Mother's Day- simple yet inexpensive especially compared to what you can buy in the stores.  It will be sad because they will get excited to get something to give, but there will still be a group that don't care and just want to play.  

So thanks, it is nice to hear some people appreciate the job we do.
4/24/2010 1:18:56 AM
Breann United States
Breann
hi my name is breann and i am 13 years old and my favorite teachers are Mrs.Andrada,Mrs.Brewer and Mrs. Holliday of southpointe christian school in sacramento,ca. beacuse everyday they pour Gods spirit into me reminding me of how much God loves me by placing these teachers to teach me more about God.
4/24/2010 9:01:19 AM
Lauren United States
Lauren
My favorite teacher is my choir teacher this year, Mr. Dugdale. He's really funny and an all around great guy to be around. You can tell that he's dedicated to the kids he teaches and love of music radiates from him. He has so much energy and really gets us involved in his class. Mr. Dugdale knows exactly what he's doing and I've learned more this year than all my other years of choir with different teachers put together. He spends his whole day teaching us music, then takes two hours out of his Tuesday and Thursday nights (unpaid) to direct the show choir and dedicates some of his Saturdays to take the show choir to competitions. You can tell that all he wants is for us to succeed. So, Mr. D, thanks for all you do.
4/24/2010 7:16:22 PM
Rebekah United States
Rebekah
My favorite teacher has to be Mrs. Anderson from Classical Consortium in Barrington, Illinois. Classical Consortium is a program where everyone meets at this church on mondays and has a normal school day from 8-4.  Then, tuesday - friday you do all your school work at home.   I'm 13 years old and she's my Omnibus teacher (which is the study of theology, literature, and history combined.)  I love her class but i'm pretty bad at it.  I'm getting a 79.5% in her class and am trying to get up to at least an 85% by the end of the year.  Things seemed impossible.  I got a 5 out of 20 on this one assignment and she knows i'm a really good student.  So...she gave me grace and gave me a 20 out of 20 on this assignment which rose my grade up from a 75.1% to a 79.5%. I had to use a "grace card" for one of the last assignments because I was on vacation.  I wasn't supposed to get any credit for the assgnment because it was late, but she gave me half.  Every day, Mrs. Anderson emails me and asks how I'm doing and uses encouraging words to get me working on my school work.  Overall, Mrs. Anderson is the best teacher ever and I love her so much.  THANK YOU MRS. ANDERSON!!!! Smile  
4/24/2010 10:17:29 PM
Claire United States
Claire
Hello Scott and Kelli!

My mom and my dad is my favorite teachers. I do homeschooling. I just wanted to say-they are helpful, they are always there when I need some help. I just wanted to say they do a lot for me. Thanks dad and mom for all you do!
4/28/2010 8:56:31 AM
Irene United States
Irene
I would like to thank my first grade teacher, Miss Wolski.  She was my teacher in Darwin Elementary School in Chicago, IL.  When my family and I moved to the United States, I knew no English.  In one month I learned to read, write and speak English through her help.  I was only 7 seven years old, but she made such an impact in my life.  She was an excellent teacher who touch my life and many others.
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