What would life be like, if we had to stumble along and try to figure everything out for ourselves, with no help from anyone? I think I would be a bit frustrated, and I imagine that I wouldn't know half of what I do. Instead of learning from the wisdom of others, I would be forced to come to conclusions based solely upon what I had personally experienced.
I'm thankful for teachers--both those who are certified and purposeful in their teaching, and those who have informally taught me.
The #ThankfulActs challenge for today is to thank someone who has taught you.
I owe thanks to so many people: my parents, grandparents, and children, as well as my school teachers, piano teachers, and a whole host of other people who have shared wisdom with me through the years. As part of my completion of today's challenge, I also want to thank Robin Cassidy, who recently taught John and me how to make pottery tiles.
|Photo: Robin Cassidy stands in her pottery studio|
|Photo: John turns out some tiles, as I watch|
|Photo: Six clay tiles are out of the molds and ready to dry|
We enjoyed our tile-making experience, thanks to our wonderful teacher, Robin. If you ever find yourself on Catalina Island --the same Catalina Island where the Chicago Cubs used to hold their spring training, by the way--do yourself a favor and book a tile-making tour with Silver Canyon Pottery.
Which teacher will you thank today?
Several years ago, I wrote a lengthy letter to my sixth grade teacher, thanking her for her patience and assistance. She was well into her eighties at the time. She was MY special teacher, and I wanted her to know it. I received a sweet note in return.
What a thoughtful thing for you to do!Delete
Would you believe that in all my years of living in southern California I have never been to Catalina Island and I would really love to go sometime! Your tiles are great and I hope you post pictures of the finished ones when you get them.ReplyDelete
Teachers are some of my favorite people and I mostly mean school teachers. But today I think I will thank my husband, too. He got me started with computers and has taught me so much. I don't say thanks often enough.
What a fun excursion and workshop to do there! It will certainly go on my to-do-list for a California-holiday.ReplyDelete
I also had a wonderful teacher at my primary school who taught me to write and talk proper Dutch. He was very good in explaining how to figure out the correct spelling of all the conjugations (a very difficult thing in Dutch compared to English or French or German) and I'm still very grateful for that. My older sister had him too and is equally good with this. My younger sister and brother had a different teacher and are much less skilled in this (as the rest of the Netherlands it seems...)
He is still alive, well in his 80's, and you gave me the idea to let him know how much I appreciate his teachings and guidance in my youth.
He always called me "little white one" and it wasn't until I was in my twenties I figured out it was because of my name. Bianca means 'white one' in Italian. Thanks for reminding me... Teachers should be celibrated more often for sure!!!