Daily Prompt: Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or the worse. How is your life different today because of him or her?
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Miss Muller; She was so pretty with her long, shiny brown hair and her incredibly soft and gentle blue eyes. Miss Muller was my Std1/Grade 3 teacher. At break, when I would be standing there alone under the tree, she would come and take my hand and say “come, Michelle, you can walk with me.” I loved it when Miss Muller was on break duty, the other teachers didn’t care really.
Miss Muller always had a surprise for me, she kept a few toffees in her pocket and just when it was time for her to go, she would quickly push one in my hand and would tell me not to tell the other kids because she only gave sweets out to those who needed something nice.
I have often wondered about Miss Muller, she must be quite an old lady now. At that time I remember that she was a new teacher who had just qualified the year before…I like to think that she must have been a positive influence to the many years of children she would have taught.
She didn’t treat me like the teachers pet in class, but when I was alone and she would come and take my hand, well, she made me feel special. She was a stark contrast to one of my high school maths teachers who called me by my surname and banged on my desk with his cane and told me to stop dreaming and pay attention. I desperately wanted to tell him how boring he was and that I didn’t understand a blooming thing … but I knew better :)