Students Say It Best: Teacher Appreciation Day

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May 3rd, 2016

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! It’s no secret that deep admiration for teachers and the work they do is one of Edmodo’s core tenets. This year, to celebrate teachers, we decided to go straight to the experts: their students. Our brand new cohort of Student Ambassadors reflected on the impactful teachers in their lives. Here’s what they had to say:

Teachers elevate learning experiences and facilitate deep and creative engagement with class material.

  • “Mr. Alan Hughes keeps us engaged in his lesson plans; he doesn’t just expect us to sit down and listen to him talk. He uses different techniques to help us learn the information, like our knowledge map, note-taking, stuff to know, and different books to help us UNDERSTAND our material, not just memorize it. Also, he breaks down the information into units (Japan, India, etc.) and makes sure we dive deep into the information we are learning about.” – 7th grader, Carmel, Indiana
  • “Mrs. Jill Austin makes English class very interesting and always takes time in class to help her students out. She lets us express ourselves and share our poems and journals and that is incredibly encouraging to us.” – 9th grader, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Mrs. Trish Hodgson always keeps it light in class. It doesn’t feel like you are taking notes, or reading/discussing a book, it feels like you are having a conversation with someone who is explaining a topic to you. She gives interesting projects based on our lessons, and ALWAYS encourages us to speak out in class!” – 7th grader, Carmel, Indiana

Students are thankful for the roles teachers occupy beyond the classroom. They serve as support systems and mentors, leaving lasting impressions on the numerous lives they touch.  

  • “I appreciate Ms. Sarah Jacobs because not only does she help me academically, she also helps me personally. I feel that I am able to talk to her about anything because she makes me feel safe and comfortable. This teacher has taught me so much that I feel prepared for the life ahead of me.” – 8th grader, San Jose, California
  • “Teachers are the reason we are able to move forward. My teacher, Mr. Frank Torres, does just that, he helps me with problems and teaches me how to solve them for future occasions. Without him, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I thank him for that.” – 11th grader, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Finally, the Student Ambassadors appreciate teachers for using EdTech and spreading the Edmodo love in their classrooms.

  • Mrs. Kathy Arnold is a wonderful teacher and LOVES to use Edmodo. She sends announcements, homework, and tests all through Edmodo. She also loves to tell everyone about Edmodo, and loves to say that it is the monumental step in making classrooms paperless! Overall, she definitely loves using Edmodo, and us students of course, too!” – 8th grader, San Francisco, California

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. On behalf of Edmodo and our Student Ambassadors, we want to personally thank all of the amazing teachers for inspiring and encouraging learners to reach their full potential everyday. 

13 responses to “Students Say It Best: Teacher Appreciation Day”

  1. Nicole says:

    What a beautiful piece! It’s sometimes hard to realize that even on the toughest days, you’re making a different in students’ lives. Thanks to the Student Ambassadors for articulating this so well.

  2. Louis Shanafelt says:

    Great piece, I like how it states that a teacher not only serves as a teacher but often times we are the mentors and in some cases the only father figures that some of our kids have. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

    • Ann Mansier says:

      You’re right, Louis. Teachers wear many “hats” in addition to teaching students. Thanks for the reminder on the other roles we play in kids’ lives! Happy Teacher Appreciation week to all!

  3. Larisa says:

    Our work is hard but very rewarding thanks to our students. Very often we are like a family

  4. Very kind and sweet. Thank you for sharing. This aspect of education is every bit as important as the rest that makes being a teacher such a rewarding profession.

  5. Alice Kinyuanjohi says:

    Its good that students appreciate teachers for the work they do and also recognize them as mentors.

  6. Val says:

    Great idea to ask specifically why these teachers made an impact. Much more meaningful feedback!

  7. Teresa Spann says:

    Teachers at North Aiken Elementary are the best!

  8. Dr. Theresa Anders says:

    The SPED department are AWESOME teachers that work hard for all our students! I love to help my students to successfully achieve their goals of receiving a high school diploma and to future their opportunities after high school. Way to go SPED teachers of HCS; We “Rock” as teachers and positive role models for our students with & without disabilities!

  9. CHEMA CARRERA says:

    I’d like to give a million of thanks to our teacher of 1st intermediate course in the EOI in Monzón (Spain). I speak as class representative, and I want expressing our deep gratitude. Lidia Solanas has worked very hard and EdModo has been an excellent tool to improve, thanks to their continued posts.Thanks.

  10. Larry March says:

    Teachers are amazing

  11. Larry March says:

    Teachers are awesome!

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