When Surveyed, Here’s What My Students Think About Their Teachers


I decided to do a quick survey the other day as I was wondering just what do my students think about their teachers?  How important have their teachers been in their lives, and what impact have teachers had on them?  I then asked them to explain their answers. Here are the results:

  • 38% responded teachers have been very important in their lives.

  • 62% responded teachers have been important in their lives.

  • None responded teachers have been somewhat important in their lives.

  • None responded teachers have not been important in their lives.

For their written explanations, the following are some of the responses I received:

Nice & friendly, I could tell her anything.

They help me learn so I can have a good future.

My teachers have taught me how to become independent, be myself, and how to be strong.  Teachers in my life are great.

Teachers become friends with me and other students. 

They’re teaching me what I need in order to become a successful human being in society.

They’ve always been there for me, and accepted me no matter what, and always made an effort to understand.  I’m thankful for that.  

Teachers have been very important in my life, because they have greatly influenced me. Teachers have helped me develop into the person I am today.  

Teachers have impacted my life by instilling good behavior, life lessons, and important information. 

They show me I am smart and can get into a good college.

Throughout my life, the teachers I’ve had, for the most part, are very thoughtful and good at what they do.  My teachers are always willing to help me if needed, and I know I can always ask them anything.  

My teachers make me feel confident in my work and continue to encourage me to do better.

Thanks to their help, I’m smart.

Teachers are the people I can confide in if I need help with something.  I can always expect a nice attitude if something is going on at home. 

There are some teachers I see as second parents.

WOW.  How ’bout that?   I could just smile and cry at the same time.

That’s what my students say.  Now, here is what God says…

One Body with Many Parts

1st Corinthians 12:

12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles,* some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.*

14 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. 15 If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body?

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                                                 Ephesians 4:16 puts it this way…


Bottom line:  Our part as teachers is important.  How important?  Paul’s analogy of the human body makes it perfectly clear.  Every part of our body is essential for our overall well being.  So to is our role in the well being of our students and the building of God’s kingdom.  If we as teachers don’t do our part, our students suffer, and the kingdom suffers too.

I wanted to share this with you in order to encourage and reassure you that our students believe us to be an important part of their lives.  Furthermore, God tells us we play a key role, and the great significance of His big picture will help us to stand firm knowing our labor is not in vain.

Be faithful.

Keep giving 100%.

You. Are. Important!

Blessings to you as you stay devoted this week.


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