Teacher Appreciation Week
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One great teacher can make all the difference. Teachers may not always see the impact of their work on kids and families, but the testimonies we received from parents, teachers, and students themselves are proof that good teaching empowers students to learn and develop character.
Read these notes for inspiration – then send an e-card to a teacher who has made a difference in your life.
- Notes of Appreciation – quick boost for a rough day!
- First Person Essays
- Stories From the Heart
(from our sister site, Colorin Colorado)
- Send an e-card
Notes of Appreciation
A good teacher can make or break the school experience for a child with a learning disability. Special teachers help children overcome their struggles. They also celebrate the talents of their students and motivate them to excel in class. Read these comments to see why great teachers are often remembered forever.
"Mrs. Shulman shows each child what their strengths are while providing support for their weaknesses."
"Ms. Bushman is a 'creator'; in my son's life because she created a young man who can from a teenager who doubted. She replaced the nonreader with a soon-to-be graduate that can read."
"Ms. Volmer supported my son, but kept him accountable, and therefore challenged. Ms. Vollmer is one of those teachers that truly understand LD. A million thanks to Ms. Vollmer for making such a difference in the life of a kid, who never knew success until a teacher believed in him!"
"Ms. Burkle communicates with us on a regular basis and is always available if we have a question or concern. When we met her at the beginning of the school year for Zach's IEP, she shared many new ideas on how to help Zach succeed in school."
"Dr. Heikkila is an inspiring teacher, encouraging me to finish my Master's degree, and teaching all of us to "go to the wall" to advocate for our students."
"Thanks to [Ms. Robert's] help, my son is now reading at grade level, which was a feat that I didn't feel was possible."
"What a difference this one wonderful precious teacher has made in my little girl's life!! Words cannot express the gratitude I have in my heart for Ms. Sumners."
"Ms. Whistler has taken special time with my son to work with him one on one to ensure he understands the lesson. She consults with numerous specialists to get ideas on how to help him."
– The Atchinson Family
"I am very proud of the progress he [my son] has made and most of the credit goes to [Ms. Ehlke] and her unwillingness to give up or even settle for average when she knew he was capable of so much more."
"Ms. Moritz has positively effected the lives and education of all of her students, and the proof is in their progress."
"Ms Wolff has gone above and beyond her call of duty. She has helped me as a teacher become more knowledgeable about special education/learning disabilities and works with the children in my class to make sure they have the best learning environment."
To read comments by famous people about how much they appreciate their teachers, go to TeachersCount.
First Person Essays
For more stories describing first-hand experiences with the challenges of learning disabilities and ADHD visit LD OnLine's
First Person section.
Author/Illustrator Video Interviews
Find many more author interviews in Reading Rockets' Books and Authors section.
Stories From the Heart
Visit Colorin Colorado's Achieving Success section for more
"From the Heart" stories.
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Has a particular teacher gone the extra mile to help your child? Do you have a colleague that you think is a great teacher? Did a teacher inspire you to discover your talents, overcome challenges, or find a career path?
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