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Teacher of the Century
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Have you ever wished that you could get a perfect teacher that doesn’t have favorites, that listens to his or her students, has good handwriting, and has whatever other perks you think a perfect teacher would have? Well the truth is that there... (more »)
World Studies Changed My World This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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    To be honest, I never thought that my world studies class could change my world. New school, new town, new state, same fears. Being a freshman is hard, but a freshman in a different state, that was something I was... (more »)
Rene' Spencer
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Have you ever had a teacher that is more than a teacher? A teacher who you trust with anything...even if you just met like 4 months ago. I have that kind of teacher. Her name is Rene’ Spencer. She teaches my high school choir. But as so many... (more »)
Andrew Goldenkranz
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I was never really sure about Biology. Some aspects were interesting to me, while others were dreadfully boring. However, the moment I stepped into Mr. Goldenkranz’ classroom, I knew that was about to change. Mr. Goldenkranz always seemed... (more »)
Mr. Cherin: The Best Ever This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Of all my classes, I always loved social sciences least—until I took Mr. Cherin’s economics class. Economics is fascinating, but Mr. Cherin is even better. He shook my world like a snow globe, unexpectedly but gently, shifting the flakes of my... (more »)
Dmitry Grudsky: Art • Jan’s Art Studios,... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Even though I've been studying under you for almost five years, I still don't really know what sort of person you are. Here are some dumb questions, for example. Do you like cheese? What's your favorite animal? Are you allergic to... (more »)
Elaine Russell
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I had a teacher that I had for choir. But the thing was she just didn’t teach me music. She taught me that I had and still have people that care about me. She taught me I was strong and no matter what happens in my life I can get through it. I... (more »)
Bill Hevel: AP Chemistry, Science Olympiad... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It is early in the morning, but it still feels like nighttime as our cars crunch over the new-fallen snow. By the time the sun is up, my twenty-nine peers and I are at school. It is Saturday and we are here for our much-awaited Science Olympiad... (more »)
Richard Mistretta: Algebra • K12 Intl. Academy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The thing with math is that it has a somnolent effect – you head to school with fresh hair, fresh teeth, fresh clothes, and fresh thoughts only to find that once the figures are placed in front of you, the yawning commences. That was a typical... (more »)
Cory Blake: Geography • Klein Oak High School This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Stepping to the beat of an unheard drum, my fingers trail the grout between the cinder blocks as second period nears. I know he's watching me; I feel the weight of his eyes on the sway of my bangs, so inquisitively wondering what I'm hearing,... (more »)
Denise Gross: English • Charleroi Area High... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward My “great” teacher is Mrs. Gross. I was introduced to her my first year of high school.... (more »)
Michael Feuerstahler: English • Arrowhead... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The first day I walked into Room 203 of Arrowhead High School, I found not only a teacher, but a hero who inspired me to read and write. My hatred of reading had been bothering me for years, and it showed no sign of going away. But remarkably this... (more »)
Jennifer Skowron: English • Lancaster Middle... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“You don't belong in first grade,” I remember my teacher telling me. After that remark, my self-esteem plummeted, and a year later, I transferred school districts. I went from receiving a poor education to a better one, but my teachers were... (more »)
AP Language and Composition • Olentangy High... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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A writer at heart with dormant inspiration, I never took pride in school essays until Ms. Zettler's AP Language and Composition class senior year. Rather than promoting the cut-and-dry essay writing I'd grown accustomed to, she gave me the... (more »)
Latin • Temecula Preparatory School: Bryanna... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It was about a month into the school year, and I was struggling. I had awful grades and was overwhelmed by my intense schedule. That week I had a history essay and an Academic Decathlon presentation due on the same day, and I hadn't even started.... (more »)
History • West Nottingham Academy: Rusty Eder This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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He has a lot of wrinkles, and if you didn't know better, you might think he is in his seventies. A former army man, he hoards anything that reminds him of his military past. One might classify him as cynical, but that would be a gross... (more »)
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