Thank You, Teacher

If you guys didn’t know, today is Teacher Appreciation Day. It’s been a few years since I’ve been in school, but there is still one teacher that I want to take the time to thank and that is my teacher all the way from kindergarten to the end of high school.

And that is my mother.

I know what you’re thinking…of course my mom taught me a lot because she, well, raised me. But it was more than that.

My mom was my only teacher until college because I was homeschooled.


I know. So many people have opinions about homeschooling, but I think it was beneficial to me (being an introvert and super opinionated). Because I was homeschooled, I had the time to read and write.

I read pretty much only classics for school (I was amazed to learn that typical modern schools teach books like The Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and my mom worked with me to find my best learning.

And because of homeschooling, I was able to excel when I went to college (I received nothing lower than an A in any class and left college with a 4.0 GPA). I may sound like I’m bragging, but I contribute my success entirely to my mother homeschooling me. Without her instilling a love of writing and learning, I would not have even thought to start a blog or write.

So, thank you, Mom, for turning me from an inanimate piece of blubber to an intelligent, rational human being!


Who do you want to thank this Teacher Appreciation Day? Let me know down in the comments, follow my blog for more madness, and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of adventure,

Madame Writer

12 thoughts on “Thank You, Teacher

  1. Homeschooling! Sounds so cool! And it’s a definitely amazing but tough job! Kudos to your great mother!
    I wish I had had the chance to be home schooled. At that time, all we cared about is good grades and trying my best to excel other students.

    Your mother is amazing, and so are you!😃

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    1. Thank you! My mother is an amazing person. I’m amazed she put up with me for so long. I will say, good grades were important to my mother as well, but she also worked to find out what learning style worked for me, which was so helpful. The concept of trying to excel other students was foreign to me, however, since I never had fellow students. But in college I certainly worked to excel! I suppose schooling in America and China are very different.

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  2. I was also homeschooled until high school, and it definitely taught me to be more independant, and I am looking forward to being able to form my own day schedules again in college this fall.

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  3. Homeschooling is wonderful and it certainly has better benefits than being taught in the classroom. Your mom did an excellent job; congrats to her. 😄

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  4. Congrats to your mom. She did an excellent job. You are indeed lucky, blessed even, to have been home schooled. I was not so fortunate but at least public education in the 70’s/80’s was not yet in the dismal state we presently find it. It was adequate and perhaps it would have been more than adequate if I had met my teachers halfway but alas — I was a knucklehead through too much of my youth.

    Still, two junior high school teachers survive in memory with names intact, Mr. Goff and Ms. Mindy (she insisted on using her first name.) I can credit them with kindling my love of reading and storytelling at that tender and troublesome age. They were English teachers who would, once a week, just read to us. I’ll never forget the thrill of hearing Ms. Mindy’s dramatic reading of Bradbury’s ‘The Martian Chronicles,’ or the gut-wrenching howls of laughter Mr. Goff would evoke from us whenever he read from the journals in which he recorded his life growing up in Brooklyn during the fifties.

    So thank you two the both of them, to your mom and to anyone else who passes the fire of civilization onto the next generation!

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    1. I could not agree more! Everyone who passes a love of literature down to the next generation is so important to any society. My mom went to school in the 60s/70s too (though she went to Catholic school) and said there were a lot of weird stuff already in schools. I can’t imagine how it was for you in public school!

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