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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mr. Eyre = Incredible Teacher!

A few weeks ago, my oldest son received a package in the mail from a school he hasn't attended in years. Not only has he not attended there, we have moved several times, and his name has been changed. My husband adopted him in November.

But here was a package addressed correctly to my son from his old teacher, Mr. Eyre. Inside was a journal he had written four years ago in class about the Presidential election. It was his record of the issues, his thoughts and opinions.

On the front, was a simple comment: Are you ready to finish what you have begun? Take a look inside, do you feel the same? Use the blank pages to document this years election.

For four years, this teacher stored this journal. He then took the time to challenge his former students. He had to research and dig to find my son. It wouldn't have been an easy task. His records are all sealed. Yet he took the time to do it.

Mr. Eyre with his family
There are truly some teachers who make a difference. Mr. Eyre has always been his favorite teacher. The lessons he taught and the time he took to teach them went beyond the classroom. He taught my son life skills that he will hold onto forever. He reached him when many thought he was unreachable. He took the time to understand him in a way no teacher ever has. My son has succeed where so many thought he would have failed because of Mr. Eyre. 

I will never be able to say thank you enough. I have often said "when I grow up I want to be just like <insert name of teacher here>." Mr. Eyre is another one of those incredible teachers who has challenged me to be the best I can be, both as a parent and as a teacher. 

As we prepare to head back into the classroom, what will you do to affect your students not just in the coming year but to continue to challenge them long after they have left your classroom? 



At July 21, 2012 at 7:37 AM , Blogger Alana Gilliam said...

Wow! What an amazing teacher! In high school, I had a teacher ask us to write letters to ourselves and she would mail them 5 years later. It is always a great reminder of how far I have come and know that a teach cared enough to keep our letters for 5 years. I bet your son was sooo excited. I can't believe even after moving he found you! What a dedicated teacher!

At July 21, 2012 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Janaye said...

What a touching story and AMAZING teacher!!

At July 21, 2012 at 8:58 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

What an amazing teacher! We should all strive to play this influential role in all of our students' lives. Check out my Wednesday's Word of Wisdom each week. I think you will like it.

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At July 21, 2012 at 10:31 AM , Blogger Lisa R. said...

Wow Mr. Eyre is a shining example of how all teachers should be. It's no wonder why he was your son's favorite teacher. That really is amazing!
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At July 21, 2012 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Deanna Schuler said...

Wow! Look up Inspiring Teacher in the dictionary and I believe you will find Mr. Eyre! AMAZING!

At July 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM , Blogger Heather said...

What a wonderful story!! Thank you for sharing!

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At July 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM , Blogger KinderRoom103 said...

That was an amazing story! Thanks for Sharing!

At July 21, 2012 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Erin Sample said...

That is such a great story! So inspirational! Those are the stories that should be in the media about teachers.

At July 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM , Blogger April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

Where does Mr. Eyre teach? I am pretty sure I want my son to have him for a teacher. He sounds like an amazing and inspiring teacher. Thanks for sharing this story.



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