This Week’s Writing Prompt

That’s a wrap! School-aged children across the country are celebrating the end of another school year in anticipation of a laid-back summer. The completion of a grade can be a bittersweet time, though, especially if a student bonded with a particular teacher. On the other hand, biding hasta la vista to a less enjoyable teacher is downright liberating.

Did you have a particularly memorable teacher? Write about your teacher in the comments section below.

  • Was this a teacher you liked or barely tolerated? Why?
  • How did he or she act toward you?
  • What was it like saying goodbye to him or her?
  • In what grade and subject did you have this teacher? Remember to include the physical location, time, and other information to anchor your story in time and space.
  • Use elements of characterization, such as appearance, unique actions or gestures, manner of speaking, and disposition, to describe your teacher.

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  • by
    Nancy Nelson
    Posted May 31, 2019 12:24 am 0Likes

    I have two memorable teachers: one I loved and the other I feared.

    Miss Matland was my fourth-grade teacher who I adored. She was young, beautiful and always positive. She made teaching so much fun and made every student feel as she favored him or her. I never saw her get angry as she had a way of smoothing over any tense situation. She loved to hear students’ stories and gave us lots of time for show and tell. Then at the end of the year she informed the class she would be getting married and moving away from our town. Miss Matland brought her husband-to-be to class and we girls got to swoon over him. I thought they were the cutest couple I had ever seen. I was so grateful I had her the year she was in our school.

    Mrs. Hanson was my seventh-grade English teacher who terrified her students. She was a heavy-set woman who was married to the band director with no children of their own. If anyone was misbehaving according to her standards, she would pound the top of their head with this gigantic ring she wore on her right hand. I was the recipient of this torture many times. She nicknamed me, “Chatty Cathy” because I liked to chat with the students around me, especially when we were diagraming sentences. I thought it was nonsense.
    I was not as productive as I think I could have been because I found myself resisting her
    whenever I could. I considered her mean and unfair.

    Decades later I met her at an event.

    I said, “I still have bumps on my head from your ring assault.”

    She replied with a smirk, “Today, I would probably be accused of abuse and may even be in jail for my behavior.”

    Thank goodness times have changed and she is only history!

  • by
    Cindie Thomas
    Posted May 31, 2019 8:41 am 0Likes

    My favorite teacher was my 4th grade teacher, Sister Leonor Castro. She always had a smile, the most crystal clear blue eyes and always looked for the best in everyone.
    My home life was a mess and I was told every morning before I left for school, “what happens at home stays at home.”
    One day at recess Sister Castro spotted me sitting by myself and came over to me. She put her arms around me and gave me a hug and asked me why I looked so sad. The dam broke, the tears came and I let all my pain and frustration pour out. She listened, wiped my tear stained face and told me she would pray daily that things st home would get better.
    Thankful always for this wonderful teacher who became a mentor and a prayer warrior for me.

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