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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day 2018

By May 9, 2018 No Comments
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To all of the teachers, professors, parents, teaching assistants, teacher aids, caregivers, faculty, staff, and state/county/city/town employees who give so much to children to provide a sound education, a safe community, and a happy place to grow up. Thank you.

How are you celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, especially if you don’t have any children in school?  Spend a moment reflecting back on what you learned from your favorite teachers.

This year, I’m thinking about Mr. DelCampo, my drama/theatre teacher. I wanted to be Grandpa in our upcoming High School play, “You Can’t Take it With You.” Mr. D. wanted me to be Mr. Kirby Sr. and for Tim to be Grandpa. Well, Tim wanted to be Kirby. So Mr. D agreed, a little begrudgingly.

My previous role as the Wizard, in “The Wizard of Oz,” was a supporting role. Grandpa was THE main character in the upcoming play. So, I spent extra time with Mr. D. rehearsing. Rehearsing lines, vocal variety, body language, pausing, you name it. It was very complementary to my Debating Coach, Mr. Height’s instruction.  On opening night, Mr. D. aged a few years prematurely (laughing out loud). The play was a resounding success.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day 2016
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day 2017

Photography  Source:  National PTA

Ira Koretsky

About Ira Koretsky

Ira Koretsky is the CEO of The Chief Storyteller®. He has delighted audiences around the world helping them achieve better workplace outcomes and improved performance with highly effective written, spoken, and social media communication. He is also an adjunct professor in public speaking at the University of Maryland's Business School. With over 25 years of experience, he is a sought-after global speaker, trainer, consultant, and executive communication coach.