Friday, October 24, 2008

A great teacher story

Okay I will tell you a story about Mrs. Thompson ….

It’s taken from

(but some of it I add it with my own words because I can not find the full version of it..The one in italic is my own memories about it..)

Mrs. Thompson is a teacher

And like most teachers, she looked at her students

She said that she loved them all the same

However that was impossible because there in front row slumped in his seat..

Was a little boy named Teddy Stallard

And Teddy could be unpleasant

It got to the point where Miss Thompson would actually take delight in marking his paper with a broad red pen, making bold “X” and then putting a big F on the top of his papers

At the school where Miss Thompson taught, she was required to review each child past records, and she put Teddy’s off until the last

However when she reviews his file, she was in for a surprise

His first grade teacher wrote that “Teddy is a brilliant student, good at class and he pleasant to be with. His friends love him”

His second grade teacher wrote that “Teddy is a pleasant boy and his friends like to be with him, but recently his mother got a deathly illness”

His third grade teachers wrote “ His mother death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best but his father doesn’t show much interest and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren’t taken”

His fourth grade teacher wrote “Teddy withdrawals himself from the society. He don’t have anymore friend to be with and his academic slowly begun to decreased”

By now Miss Thompson has realize the problems and she feels ashamed of herself

She felt even worst when her students brought her a Christmas presents and wrapped with beautiful ribbons and bright papers, except Teddy’s

His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy brown paper that he got from the grocery bag.

Miss Thompson took pain to open it in the middle of the other present

Some of the students started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stone missing and a bottle that was one quarter full of perfume

But she stifled the children laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, put it on and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist.

Teddy stayed after school that day, just long enough to say “Miss Thompson today you smell just like my mom used to”

After the children left, she cried for at least an hour

On that very day, she quit teaching writing, reading and arithmetic

Instead, she begin to teach children

Miss Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy

As she worked with him, his mind begin to come life

The more she encourage him the faster he responded

By the end of the year Teddy begin to be one of the smartest children at class

Despite the lie that she all students the same,

Teddy becomes one of her “teacher’s pet”

The story does not end here…

(But I make it short…it just every year or two…Teddy will write a letter to Miss Thompson to tell her about himself at that time and stated that Miss Thompson is the best teacher he ever know…He is a doctor then)

16 years later…

A letter come..

Teddy said that he met this girl and was going to be married and he was wondering that Miss Thompson might agree to sit at the wedding in a place that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom….. (his father died couple years before that day...)

And she wore that bracelet the one with some rhinestone missing

Moreover she made sure that she wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together

“Thank you Miss Thompson for believing in me.Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference”

Miss Thompson with tears in her eyes whispered back “Teddy you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I can make a difference. I don’t know how to teach until I met you”

I wish I could be someone like Ms Thompson..someone that inspire....Amien

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