I still remember my primary school teacher, her sweet,  authoritative style and her fundamental teachings. I owe to her my starting reading books very early, though coming from a humble family and from a house with very few books inside. She gave me my first two novels,  when I was 7 or 8, Little Women and Cuore, thus  giving start to a never-ending passion for literature. 

A few years later, I started loving everything British when an extravagant, cheerful, colourful teacher of English entered my classroom.  I was 12  then, and I became curious,  eager to learn that language so foreign to me and to discover more and more about Britain, which I would only visit at 21 for the first time, but which I started dreaming of since our first lesson together. 

I am what I am, I mean,  a teacher of English in love with everything British and very fond of books thanks to them both. I think today is the right day to thank and remember them both since October 5th is World Teachers' Day! What about celebrating it together?

Have a look at these infographic by Grammarly and start thinking how you could celebrate this very special day!

World Teacher Day

What can you do?

What about  thanking  a teacher who made a difference in your life?  Whether you’re still in school or you haven’t set foot in a classroom in years, World Teachers’ Day is the perfect time for all of us to tell our teachers that their work paid off.
A second things we all may do today is to consider donating to a nonprofit organization that supports educators, such as Teachers Without Borders. Do you know any other nonprofit organization that supports educators? Please, tell us about them in your comments. 
We want to hear about the greatest teachers you know! Tell us in the comment section below.  
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dstoutholcomb said...

Thanks for my teachers who encouraged my writing.

Nicoletta said...

There couldn't be a better day to thank you.

I mean .. more than grammar you gave me tools to take care of my point of view, to fight the fear of being unique or just different .. and yes you gave me a model to follow since you have always been one of my best teachers !!

With love, Nicoletta

Maria Grazia said...

Thanks Denise for sharing with us and, many thanks to Nicoletta, too! You know, your words are so precious to my own personal motivation to go on teaching and... what can I add? It's always great to meet eager, curious, clever students like you!:-)