I recently took a CPR class and the instructor was great!  She was informative, funny and even pretended to defibrillate herself accidentally.  I not only learned a lot, but I had a lot of fun.

This got me thinking about some of the teachers I had when I was in school.  Not all of them were great, but there were a select few that really impacted who I am today.  They taught me things like Pre-Calculus and Chemistry, but more importantly they taught me the value of learning.

Very few things make you feel better than being excited by really learning something new.  We don’t always want to be “lectured” but we all want to continue to discover new things.  It takes a special person to deliver a lecture in a way that is meaningful and will have a lasting impact.

Today, I am thankful for teachers.

Being a teacher is not easy.  Kids do not want to be in class, they would rather go to recess. The pay isn’t good and it is often a thankless job.

I can’t do anything about the pay, teachers, but I can say thanks.  Thank you to teachers everywhere for all that you do.