When I listed a "quote of the day" yesterday, it reminded me of my high school English Literature teacher. She also taught English and she was an ideal teacher. She was respected and loved by all and she was frustrating. She worked very hard to pull the impossible out of each student. She knew what we had in us and we could not even imagine it was possible to read such difficult works and understand what we read.
I developed a great love for the classics, Shakespeare, poetry, and all this was developed by one woman who knew we could be more than we imagined. The one thing I will always remember is entering her classroom and looking to the chalk board, left hand top corner, to see her quote of the day. It set the mood for the classroom and it stuck with me all day. I sort of miss that.
So let this be "thank a teacher day", and in Mrs. R's honor, I quote:
QUOTE OF THE DAY "I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework." Lily Tomlin as "Edith Ann"