For K-12 Teachers Only...  

Coming May 7, 2009
Teacher Appreciation Celebration


These are just a few of the many, many thoughts you have shared. Please take a moment to give us your sentiments (see below).  Only a sentence or two is necessary.  We hope to use many of your responses as quotes throughout the campaign.

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Why I Teach.

"These are my children, they are my future."
"I teach because I get excited when I see the light of understanding in a young child's eyes and the excitement they express when they learn something new."
"To help make a positive difference in our educational system"
"I teach because I have been equipped (love and passion) to prepare the whole child for his/her future. Most of all, I teach because I love children and I care!"
"I teach because I love children."
"If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. This is truly how I feel, everyday is a rewarding day for me."
"Teachers tremendously impacted my life.  I always hoped that I could do the same for someone."
"Because I believe every child has the potential to be great! It is my responsibility to motivate them to greatness."
"I teach because I love to see the growth and potential of students.  I want to make each child successful in his/her own unique way."
"Because I want to encourage and inspire a generation of outstanding individuals."
"Two totally different things: Seeing a kid start reading who barely knew his letters a few months ago, and hearing a story from a little person in the morning about whatever's going on in their life."
"I feel like teaching is my calling to life. I love to get my students excited about learning and reading. It is an awesome feeling to know that a student "got it". It is something I look forward to doing every single day. It is my passion!"
"I care about children. They are our most precious commodity."
"I keep learning through teaching. I also feel that I keep in touch with youthful energy by teaching."
"I want to make math interesting so that kids to love coming to math class.  So, I tell stories and make up funny ways for them to remember math steps."
"Every day I look forward to touching the future by teaching children."
"The need to inspire and challenge the young mind is my motivation.  I love to see those "light bulbs" go off!"
"I teach because I have a passion for children. I am motivated daily when I walk into the classroom each day and see those little angels sweet and innocent faces. This is what I live for every day to make them happy."
"I love sharing my passion for learning with children.  Love of learning is the best gift anyone can bestow on a young person."

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What grade level do you currently teach?

Elementary Middle School High School

Why do you teach? 
In a sentence or two, please tell us what motivates or inspires you to teach?)


How can we get in touch with you?:

Your Name
City/State/Zip / /
Name of your school
School Address
How many years have you been teaching?
What are your hobbies or special interests?
How did you hear about the Year of the Teacher campaign? (Radio, TV, Billboard, School Officials, Other Teachers, Friends, tec.)
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