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Readers Respond: Your Best Teaching Experience

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From the article: My Best Teaching Experience
Teaching can sometimes seem like a thankless career. However, every once in awhile something will happen in a class or with a particular student that helps you remember why you began teaching in the first place. What teaching experience has inspired you? Share your experience so that others too might be inspired.

my best teaching experiance

Am u student teacher at tshwane university of technology. i was a litle bit afraid when we were told that we going to do practicals for a month,when i got there the senior teacher introduced me to the learner,some learners were so suprised to see a young teacher i gues.then i had to teach the learners they were so quiet and i started teaching them it felt so good, they were listening to every word i say.those learners made me to stop questioning teaching as a career.
—Guest Mandla Mango

Yess....teachers can do wonders

I am Primary school teacher in Pakistan and couldn't stop myself to post the comment. it really works and i believe teachers are to make not to break the personalities. hats off to great teachers.
—Guest tahira

Yess....teachers can do wonders

I am Primary school teacher in Pakistan and couldn't stop myself to post the comment. it really works and i believe teachers are to make not to break the personalities. hats off to great teachers.
—Guest tahira

My best teaching experience

It occurred during my professional teacher training, year at a school we visited and I was one of the teachers for that day. I was teaching a group of girls at an all girls school (they were not my normal teaching type both academically and otherwise). But I went into that room with such confidence inteaching these bright eyed young ladies into a topic they had never before done 'assonance'. I kept them on target and they were focused and learning took place, as evident from their group work reports that were written on the board. So good was the class that my supervisor had very little negative remarks make at the end. I guess I just felt extremely proud that I had challenged myself and I met with the expectations of the students most importantly.
—Guest Ann

My Moment With LD students

I am a second year high school teacher teaching a self-contained LD learners. Being a teacher graduated my masteral degree in Special Education ( SPED ) here in the Philippines, I lobbied to my school principal that we should address LD at GCCNHS. I convinced her fortunately. In my adviser class, the LD self-contained classroom, I made a great adjustment since last year I was assigned in a gifted children advisory. The change is so drastic that the expectation for the day is not attained. Students could not understand one instruction at a time. They need specific instruction for a certain work and assignment. Last time when I told my gifted students to number their paper from 1 to 50, I never wrote numbers on board. Today I have to write patiently for them. Its so difficult at first but now, I enjoy teaching them. They are innocent of some knowledge, concepts and ideas. Yet they are all affectionate, thoughtful and never think negative in people. They are lovable.


i believe that teaching not only impacts society it creates it!
—Guest kelsea

It's rewarding when you can make a diffe

It's rewarding when you can make a difference.congratulations! But..how much are teachers responsible for the students motivation?
—Guest Robert Rust


I am also a teacher of grade III. We are also experiencing with this type of behavior with one of the student in our school. But what the teachers are doing is change his section. His parents were also concerned but unable to do anything. Now they planned to change his school. But I think this is not the solution. We tried many strategies but nothing works. Your experience inspires me alot and now I'll share this experience with my collegues. Thanks
—Guest Saima Waheed

Thank you

I am 15 and in high school. I'm not a teacher yet, but I have wanted to be since I was in Kindergarden. This story just inspired me even more to become a teacher. Everyone always says "Why would you want to be a TEACHER?!" And I don't always have an answer. But now I know for sure that teaching is my calling. When my friends need help with math or english, I tutor them and they always say "You should be a teacher!" If I could help just one chid like you did, I feel like my life would be complete. So thank you for giving my self-esteem a boost and making me see exactly how much of an influence teachers have on students all over!
—Guest Ms. Ebel

Very grateful to share!

Teaching is a daily challenging work. It is a very demanding profession but it's worth being committed with it.It requires different attitudes necessary to improve one's life and help the learners' be fulfilled. As teachers, we need be responsible, hardworking, enthusiastic, creative, self-controlleed,organised, disciplined, collaborative, shrewd, devoted, fair, willing to interact! By feeling so, we are really able to share "many best teaching experiences", I believe. We have treasured many! That's why we keep reading & writing about it. Despite being retired (from classes), we try and keep updated with ICT and Education, which is fascinating! We also go on exchanging ideas with ex-learners, and want to know from each other. Sincere congratulations, dear Melissa Kelly, for your Blog. Keep up your good work!

a successful teacher

a teacher must be hard working and must be patient
—Guest braveheartgh95


I am a student-teacher at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. I found your story very inspirational as I often struggle to deal with defensive and sensitive children. Irealize that they have personal battles and are often products of dysfunctional families, but providing that one-on-one respect and communication with them can make all the difference. I thank you for sharing and motivating my teaching approach. All the luck for future lessons.
—Guest Salz

my best teaching experience

I am in teaching for 30 years and four years ago I started a new subject at school.My students were very excited and with the help of an organization they researched and produced a video which won a national award for environment.They were so highly motivated that this made all my years seemed so worthwhile
—Guest Janice Richards

Teaching "Home Burial," by Robert Frost

In my novel "Saving Miss Oliver's, I wanted to show the great skill good demands, the kind of sensitive decision fine teachers make, minute by minute, to engage their students. So I "stopped the plot" to show the main character, a master teacher, engaging a class of ninth graders with "Home Burial, by having them act it out. Francis, in a way, stands for all teachers, and this is one of his greatest days. If you are interested, you can find the passage on page 160 of the novel, which is set in an all girls' boarding school. www.savingmissolivers.com
—Guest Stephen Davenport


You handed Tyler the permission and the strategy to control his own behavior. Suddenly he had control. No longer had to fight against you, the controller. Great example. Thanks
—Guest Stephen Davenport

My 4th year class IV Bravery

It all happened during my off campus teaching. I am placed to Victorino Mapa high School.I enjoy the time I teach my students because I see their willingness to learn and recognize the importance of the subject. I see the improvement in their scores because of the result and now they are in college. I hope that they will succeed in their own lives.
—Guest Jayr L. Beterbo

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