"People will forget what you said,
People will forget what you did,
But people will never forget how you made them feel."
As a teacher, you often hope your students will listen to every word you say and remember all the great lessons you taught. Unfortunately, few students remember the amazing homework assignment you created or the perfect lecture you gave in class. Instead, they remember the way you made them feel. In eighth grade Language Arts, Mrs. Nottger makes each student feel like they are the most important person in the room. What sets her apart from other teachers is her positive attitude that helps her finds the good in every student. She is easy to talk with yet helps students dream big and set their goals high. She is not just their teacher, but she is their friend. She cares about their success long after they leave her classroom. You can often find high school students wandering down to check in with Mrs. Nottger. She is a role model for both students and teachers. She has helped remind me to slow down and listen with the heart when students talk.
Mrs. Nottger's passion does not end with her students, but carries over to her subject matter. Mrs. Nottger has an intense love for reading and writing. She is passionate about her mythology and holocaust units and helps students uncover their passions as well. She shares her love for her family and the New York Yankees with her students. When students walk out of her classroom door for the final time in eighth grade, they feel like they really know Mrs. Nottger. She has taken the time to get to know them and she has found a way to touch their hearts. She makes Language Arts fun! She is an amazing teacher, but an even better person. I need to find a way to include a little more Mrs. Nottger in my teaching style. I need to remember to help each student feel like they are someone special and take the time to get to know what they bring to the classroom. People will never forget the way Mrs. Nottger made them feel in her classroom.
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