six-word teaching descriptions
We owe a great deal to our teachers. StudentsFirst is holding a contest, to describe excellent teaching in just six words. The finalists are below; you can vote for your favorites online.
Encouraging the discouraged to defy obstacles.
Karen M., Illinois
Building confidence; Opening doors; Shaping futures.
Stephanie C., Oklahoma
Teachers hold the ladders students climb.
Rebecca H., Pennsylvania
Handing out keys to the world.
Ann Marie O., Michigan
Stretching imaginations, expanding knowledge, multiplying opportunities.
Adam S., Arizona
Changing the world by expecting excellence.
Amanda T., Illinois
Teachers illuminate darkness to reveal possibilities.
Lindsay C., Massachusetts
Planting the seed of I can.
Sinora W., Illinois
Destroy chains. Shape wings. Inspire flight.
Kathleen C., Nevada
I struggled; she never gave up.
Scarlet W., Tennessee
All thirty students raised their hand.
William S., Washington
Spark interest. Ignite curiosity. Fuel dreams.
Jackie K., Texas
Sees a star before it’s discovered.
Gisela V., New Jersey
Selflessly dedicated to someone else’s success.
Amanda W., Nevada
Believes I’m a superhero in disguise.
Margaret Z., Minnesota
Challenge limitations. Raise expectations. Inspire achievement.
Kara J., Colorado
Transforms barred windows into open doors.
Becca W., Nevada
Instill knowledge; invoke passion; inspire greatness.
Vishak V., California
She said I can be anything.
Yuji N., New Jersey
Holds all students accountable to greatness.
Mary T., California
That all my students surpass me.
Harville H., New York
Point out the stars. Provide rockets.
Adam L., Illinois
Teachers inspire dreamers to become doers.
Judy S., Pennsylvania
Dedication, patience and never ending encouragement.
Mery M., Florida
Open books, open minds, open doors.
Nancy M., Arizona
Molds ‘I can’t…’ into ‘I did!’
Kathryn B., Pennsylvania
Watch them soar, then demand more.
Pancho S., Oregon
I remember her fifty years later.
Cullen A., Indiana
They doubted, you believed, I succeeded.
Phillip J., Wisconsin
Spark wonder. Challenge thinking. Dismantle myths.
Valerie V., Pennsylvania
(original post, with links, at So May We Be)