I could spend hours perusing vintage magazines and reading old newspaper clippings. They provide such interesting insight into history that a textbook or work of fiction can seldom provide in such accurate and vivid detail.
Although completely outdated, I was delighted to find this gem: On February 23, 1953, the cover of LIFE magazine featured Dallas school teacher, Nell Owen, naming her 'Prettiest U.S. Teacher.'
That's quite the superlative.
I will say that my first grade teacher, Mrs. Kraus, was my prettiest teacher. She reminded me of a Barbie doll. Not only was she pretty, but she also taught me how to read, and that's really what I'll remember her best for.
If I had to choose just a few things that I would like my students to remember me for, it would be that I treated every student in my classroom with respect and kindness. I must stay diligent in my ways these last few weeks of school or there's a good chance I could be remembered by some as a grouch. Kindness and respect needs to be at the forefront of my mind in everything I say and do, even though some days it can be tough. Fortunately, it's Teacher Appreciation Week, so that's keeping me positive.
Who was your most inspiring teacher? The most creative? The most intelligent? The zaniest? The kindest? The prettiest or most handsome?
Don't forget to thank a teacher this week!