Teachers, Your Starbucks Cards Should Be Arriving Any Time Now
For teacher appreciation week this year, the OLE team decided to show our appreciation for teachers by donating to one of our favorite charities, DonorsChoose.org and sending a little something to teachers who shared a teachable moment on our blog or Facebook page.
We wanted to inform all of our participants that shared with us that your $10 Starbucks eGift is on its way! Thank you, teachers, for the hard work you demonstrate on a daily basis in and out of the classroom.
You are very much appreciated!
Here a few of the inspirational teaching moments that we received.
From Ashley Cahill
“My most inspiring moment was when one of my students was able to read an entire early reader book on his own… he looked up at me with complete surprise on his face and exclaimed “Teacher! I’m a reader!” it was everything I could do to keep from crying!”
From Allison Brocking
“My inspirational moment is what made me want to be a teacher. When I was younger I had a hard time learning to read. In 3rd grade I still struggled with reading. My teacher. Mrs. A was wonderful she took extra time out of her day either before or after school to read with me and help me with comprehension. Because of her caring about me and know that I needed a little extra made me want to become a teacher.”
From Erin Morrison
“I teach because every day I have the privilege of coming to work and being energized and inspired by my creative, innovative, and expressive Art students. I am inspired and encouraged by the belief that my students will make this world a better place and that I can positively impact future generations to share my love and passion for the Arts!”
From Karen Talley
“My students inspire me each and every day…that is the big secret as to why we do what we do. This year I have a 6th grade girl who started the year with a good dose of “attitude”. She was, and is, the big cheese in my class so I figured the only way to get her on my side was to encourage her to be a role model for the others since they all looked up to her. She has bought in and what do you know, her peers noticed. When she is on, so are they. I hope she carries this with her into those magical Jr. high years ”
From Jennifer Weter
“Mine would have to be when we had our teacher appreciation event this past week. Some of my students who I thought hated me said very wonderful things on the video that our administration made. The students also wrote some amazing letters about why I was their favorite teacher. It truly made my week!”
From Diane Kurio Keller
“I’m a huge supporter of Donor’s Choose. I have been blessed with having 3 projects funded. It’s amazing to see how excited my kids get when new materials come into the classroom. They can’t wait to read the books, play the games, or use the manipulatives. Whenever my students are excited and engaged like that – those are my inspirational moments!”
From Adam Harrenstein
“My moment was when one of my students was soo mad at me he was going to kill me. BUT after he calmed down he came up to me and hugged me and said he was sorry and would never do that. I am a behavior disorder teacher. That was worth all my headaches that i have each day dealing with problem behaviors. This is my first year teaching and was wondering if it was all worth it. I know now it was!!!!”
Keep up the good work!
We hope you enjoyed getting a peek into some of the inspirational moments your teaching fellows have experienced. Keep in mind, these are just some of the comments so if you shared with us, be sure to check your inbox! Let us know if you commented and didn’t receive one.