Education

Teachers Hall of Fame

I had the mixed blessing of being a High School social studies teacher for almost a decade, and in that I interacted with a lot of different students. At the end of each year everyone is always excited for the last day of school – students and teachers alike.

Some years, however, teachers are happier for the year to end than others. Some years (and it often feels like they move in cycles), the kids are great and other years the kids are… not so great.

There is always that moment, as the year finally draws to a close, where teachers sit back and consider if they are excited for the coming year or just hoping the summer lasts forever.

You can also always tell when a teacher has had a good year by listening to them talk about “their kids”.

For the end of the school year this year, some teachers at  Hadsel Videregående Skole in Norway made a video to pay tribute to the graduating class of 2013… and you can tell, these teachers love their kids.

What a wonderful and moving tribute for these teachers to leave their self-conscious pride at the door and let their kids know what they really think of them.

It’s wonderful to see people who love what they do and are able to have fun doing it.

Teaching is a tough profession, and dedicated teachers should be blessed by students and parents, not belittled.

If you get a chance, make sure to thank your teachers for all their hard work!

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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