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World Teacher Day

Tomorrow (5th October) is World Teacher Day.

I bet we all have that one teacher that we remember from our school days – the one that we adored and had a positive influence on us (we also probably all remember the one we didn’t like so much but that’s another story….)

As a parent, I always held teachers in a high regard but after spending a year working as a teacher’s assistant, I found a whole new level of respect for what teachers do for our kids.

Not only do they educate our children but they dry their tears when they fall, comfort them when they are missing Mum or Dad, celebrate their achievements big and small, reassure and encourage them when they doubt themselves and counsel them when they need help managing friendships and a whole lot more!

To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, I asked my 8 year old to do a little interview with her class teacher. She came up with the questions and did the whole interview herself.

My budding little writer – proud Mama Bear.

So here it is, meet Miss Sherriff:

What’s the best thing about being a teacher?

Seeing the smile on a student’s face when they understand something that I taught them.

What makes a great teacher?

Someone who can understand the student that they are working with.

What’s the hardest thing about being a teacher?

Always being organised and ready for 30 students.

What’s your best memory of being a teacher?

When I was a Year 1 teacher, there was a boy in my class who could talk but did not speak in class because he was worried. Eventually, he did speak which made me so happy.

Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

Yes, I always wanted to be a teacher. When I was a teenager, I taught during the summer holidays.

What’s your funniest memory in the classroom?

There was an emergency drill and the children had to hide under their tables and be silent and then somebody farted!


(Emoji supplied by my daughter – I just know that that answer made her laugh!)


So, to the women and men who were my teachers, to my daughters’ teachers and to all the teachers out there helping us parents to guide our kids and help them be the best that they can be – thank you!



by Kevin Williams Huff

Paint their minds
and guide their thoughts
Share their achievements
and advise their faults

Inspire a Love
of knowledge and truth
As you light the path
Which leads our youth

For our future brightens
with each lesson you teach
Each smile you lengthen
Each goal you help reach

For the dawn of each poet
each philosopher and king
Begins with a Teacher
And the wisdom they bring.


Do you remember YOUR favourite teacher from school?

What was it about them that made an impression on you?


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Thank you xxx

One Reply to “World Teacher Day”

  1. I respect teachers a lot and often tell my kids that if I find it so difficult managing just three I can imagine their state as they handle so many children each day


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