What do you want to be remembered for?

Our principal shared with us what questions he would be discussing with us during our individual meetings within the next few weeks. He went through the questions like how are your units & lesson developed, what is the amount of time dedicated to each subject area, and the other standard questions, but then there was one question that stuck out for me.

As a teacher what is 1 thing that you want to be remembered for?

All the other questions I could easily think of the “right” answers, but this one was a definite curve ball. A million different things raced through my head that I wanted my students to remember me for:

  • being caring
  • challenging them academically
  • being loving
  • a love for reading & writing
  • made learning fun
  • positive relationships student
  • and more…

I do love this question though because it makes me reflect on myself as a teacher.  Why did I want to become a teacher? What kind of teacher do I strive to be? How can I become a better teacher?

Honestly, I still haven’t decided what that one thing is going to be. I’m hoping that it’ll come to me naturally in one way or another. 🙂

What is 1 thing you want to be remembered for as a teacher or person?

4 thoughts on “What do you want to be remembered for?

  1. melody says:

    My two main things were being creative in the classroom and having compassion. But for some reason I also thought about being adaptable to changing times, I want to be remembered as a teacher who is willing to change and grow throughout my entire career.

  2. Junia says:

    Hmmm, I would want my students to know that I cared about them a lot and encouraged them to be the best that they can be. 🙂 I’m all about identity and character development!

  3. Zolile Zoh says:

    I want to be remembered as a teacher who made a positive impact to my learners, as a teacher who loved her work. As a teacher I need to be an approachable person to my colleagues and most importantly to my learners, this will make our learning more fun and meaningful and also bear good results as they will tell me freely and without any hesitation if they need help with their work or if there is a part they don’t understand well.

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