How much do you know about your teacher?
If you are preparing a teacher appreciation work or activity
of any kind, it is wise to first consider how much you actually know about your teacher and why you feel a special appreciation for him or her. Just take a piece of paper and write:
- Teacher’s full name.
- Gender and approximate age.
- Husband or wife? Kids? Pets?
- Where is he or she from?
- Physical remarks (glasses, height, hair…).
- Normally wears…
- Any known hobby.
- Funny details, like tics, words he/she repeats a lot, etc.
- Anything else that may be important.
This short exercise will help you to organize your ideas. When you start writing or creating any other kind of teacher appreciation material
, it will come out in a more fluent and easier way. Now, why do you feel a special teacher appreciation for him or her? You may wish to take a few minutes to think about:
- Why are you particularly fond of this teacher?
- How does he or she compare to other teachers you’ve had before?
- Is he or she more tolerant than others?
- Does he or she obtain true respect and teacher appreciation from the class without getting angry?
- Are his or her lessons particularly interesting, funny or just easier to understand?
- Does he or she address each student individually and meet his or her particular needs?
- Does he or she make efforts to solve your doubts, even beyond his or her current knowledge?
- Does he or she take some time to discuss with you students beyond his or her particular subject?
- Apart from his or her subject, what values have you learnt from this teacher?
- If you’re thinking about a teacher or professor you had long ago, why do you think you remember that person especially?
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