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One Smiley Gem This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , kerry, Ireland
I was sixteen when I first spoke to Ms. Costelloe. She asked me where I got my coat. I was painfully shy and barely managed to spit out the name of the boutique. The following year, still hopelessly shy, I joined her English class. Illness soon... (more »)
Peggy Klinger This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I got a call from my violin teacher one night.  She had gotten an offering that she couldn’t refuse halfway across the country.  She told me that after the semester ended, she would leaving immediately.      I told her I understood and... (more »)
Bronx High School of Science: Ms. Steiker
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People feared her. People loved her. No matter what, everyone knew her. She was one of the most, if not, then the most talked about teacher. She was Ms. Diane Steiker. I had her when I took AP Human Geography. Honestly, I followed the rumors... (more »)
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Ms. O'Keefe This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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We’re sitting down for lunch, her eating crackers and hummus and drinking iced tea, while I have a cup of yogurt and leftover pasta from two nights previously.  I used to come here to escape the anxiety that I get when am in the loud noisy... (more »)
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"How are you?" Someone cared to ask as I sank into the couch with a sigh of disgust. "What's the matter?" She listened as I began, “Finals are making me question everything in life. We're supposed to study and remember Every Single Thing,... (more »)
What Makes a Life Changing Teacher?
By , Overland oark, KS
What Makes a Life Changing Teacher? Most normal teachers just enter a classroom, pick up a teacher's manual, and read the information to the students. Mrs. Sutton is not normal; she makes coming to school fun.  I consider her my life changer.... (more »)
David Morris: AP English • North Allegheny... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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What’s the first thing you do when you open a book?   Smell it. That’s what Mr. Morris taught me the first day of AP English class. This teacher stood at the front of the room, one hand planted firmly on the... (more »)
Master Sgt. Kevin Howie: Naval Science •... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The first day of high school is nerve-racking for everyone. I remember walking through the doors and just wanting to go home. I felt as if I didn’t belong, especially at Delaware Military Academy. Naval Science was the class I was... (more »)
Mr. Hoek: Basketball Coach/Math • Columbia... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There are many people who have influenced me significantly. My parents, my grandparents, my chess teacher, and my Uncle Nick are all on that list. But I feel there is one person who has influenced me more than all of the others: my math teacher... (more »)
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Trish Friesland: Advanced Language Arts •... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The way I see it, there are two kinds of educators. Most of them are people who teach. Anyone who has attended school knows what I’m talking about: these are the men and women whose job begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends when the bell rings at... (more »)
Jim Kolokoski: Soccer Coach • Arrowhead Union... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Eat. Sleep. Plank. Three words my freshman soccer team lived by. My coach spoke these words daily. He pushed us in a way no other coach had. He only spoke positive words, and he wanted to get to know us on and off the field. No other coach had... (more »)
The Inspirational Ms. P This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Christina Pawlowski, a math teacher who graduated from Hofstra University, is the most outstanding teacher I have ever met, and I’m so glad she was my geometry teacher last year. Ms. Pawlowski is a teacher and friend that I will certainly... (more »)
Educator of the Year
By , newark, DE
For this contest I was challenged to think very deeply about a teacher or coach who meant the most to me or who was my biggest inspiration. Naturally I chose my former middle school teacher, Mr. Mead. He was more than a teacher; he was my... (more »)
Favorite Educator
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As a Webelo who crossed over into Boy Scouts, my first Boy Scout meeting was intense. There were boys ranging from 11 years old to 17 years olds.  Not only were there boys at the meeting but there were also leaders there to help teach me... (more »)
Educator of the Year
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Exercise was the six letter word I always dreaded to hear. I enjoyed the hugging of pillows and blankets as they comforted me while I was watching T.V.. But there came a day when I wanted to do something more than being my usual couch potato... (more »)
My Favorite Educator
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Coming in to my senior year of hockey, it was another year of a new coach. Every year of my high school career, I had a different coach. This year, it was announced that Coach Valimont would be our coach. Coach Valimont was known around... (more »)
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