Teachers are an important element of a youngster’s life. And, whether you talk to anybody or not, they will all have their favorites and least favorites. My two favorite teachers were my art instructor and my Spanish teacher. My Chemistry/Physics teacher and my English instructor were the worst for me. I prefer instructors based on their personalities rather than their teaching styles.
I liked my art teacher because she was always so bubbly and happy, and she made class fun. I liked my Spanish teacher because he was always so patient with us, and he made learning a new language seem like an adventure. My least favorite Chemistry/Physics teacher was just really dry and boring, and my least favorite English teacher was just really strict and never seemed to be in a good mood.
But of all my teachers, the one who inspired me the most was my history teacher. He was always so passionate about the subject, and he made learning about history fun. He would always dress up in period clothing when we were studying a certain time period, and he would bring in props and artifacts from that time period to help us understand it better. He was just really enthusiastic about everything, and it rubbed off on me. I ended up loving history after taking his class, and I even went on to major in it in college
My high school art instructor, Mrs. Humke, was one of my favorite teachers. She wasn’t only a fantastic teacher; she was also a nice person. Also, she taught the classes that I was most interested in. Visual learners such as myself tend to learn best this way. I believe our connection was one-of-a-kind. During my lunch hour, I would hang out there and assist her with anything she needed for the yearbook or whatever else she had going on.
What I admired about her the most was her dedication to her job. She was always coming up with new ideas to keep us engaged and learning. Even though it was art, she made us think critically about the world around us. I remember one time we were discussing a piece of artwork and she said “Art is everywhere, you just have to know how to see it.” That really stuck with me.
She was also really supportive, both in terms of our education and in our personal lives. I remember one time I had a fight with my best friend and I was really upset about it. Mrs. Humke let me talk to her about it and she gave me some advice that really helped me resolve the situation.
I think Mrs. Humke is one of the reasons I’m interested in art and design. She definitely inspired me to pursue it as a career. I’m really grateful to her for everything she did for me, both as a teacher and as a friend.
I have had a lot of respect for her since I started taking Spanish in fourth grade. She’s been an inspiration and mentor to me since forever, especially because she was my first teacher in the language. Since then, I’ve felt close to her, but it wasn’t until after commencement that we became reacquainted with one another at a coffee shop. Since bestowing my Salutatorian address on her during graduation, our relationship has continued to develop and strengthen.
He was always one of those teachers who made learning fun. He would sing songs in class, and he would do all these different activities that made us actually want to learn the material. And he was just so passionate about what he taught, and you could tell that he really loved his job. And I think that that’s partially why I became a teacher too, because I saw how much he enjoyed it and how much he loved working with students.
But even more than just being a great teacher, Mr. Wunnicke was someone who believed in me. He was always pushing me to do better, to get involved in extracurriculars, and to challenge myself academically. And he wrote me one of the best college recommendation letters I got. He was just always so supportive, and he made me feel like I could do anything.
I’ve always been interested in Spanish and wanted to learn more about it. He recognized that I was one of the pupils who really paid attention and learned rather than following others’ examples. Teachers aren’t supposed to have “favorites,” but everyone understood I was his. Because he was a little odd and super disorganized, most kids in my class did not like him.
Even though he was all over the place, his class was always enjoyable. I think part of the reason I was his favorite was because I looked up to him.
He wasn’t just a teacher to me, but someone who I could go to for advice. Outside of school, he coached my soccer team. He would always be there for us, even if we were losing horribly. One time, we were down by four goals and he called a timeout. He told us that we were better than the other team and that we could come back and win. And we did! We ended up winning the game 5-4. That was one of my favorite moments with him.
Even though he is no longer my teacher, he is still one of the most important people in my life. He taught me so much, not just about Spanish, but about life. I am grateful to have had him as a teacher and mentor.
I really enjoyed his classes because he was constantly switching things up and ensuring that we were having a good time as well. He was one of those instructors that I could mess with, and we had our own rules in comparison to other students-‐teachers relationships. That is what made him stand out from the rest; I didn’t have to worry about saying anything stupid since he was quirky and unique.
What made him such a great teacher was his ability to connect with each and every one of his students. He didn’t just teach us the material, he made sure we understood it and could apply it to our lives. He wanted us to succeed not just in his class, but in life. I really appreciated that about him and it’s something I haven’t found in many other teachers.
He was always available for help, whether it was during his office hours or after school. He would make time for each of us individually so we could go over whatever we were struggling with. I know I wouldn’t have done as well in his class without his help.
He inspired me to be a better student and to never give up, even when things got tough. I’m grateful to have had him as a teacher and I know he has made a lasting impact on my life.