There is a counselor who is the best I’ve ever had. I would come to school just to hang out with him because he knew what I needed. When I was mad, he would try to resolve it by talking to me and trying to figure out what was bothering me, and he wouldn’t be annoying about it. He didn’t just do this for me, though: it seemedhe knew how to talk to all the students when they were upset or mad. At the end of the week, we would do something fun (if I behaved), like shoot hoops, go outside, or get food and hang out.

Another teacher was the best teacher I have ever had. Every day, I would look forward to his class, because it wasn’t like other classes. He made sure learning was fun, because if it wasn’t fun or interesting, even he didn’t want to do it. There was never a dull moment in his class. Like when we did the food fair and he had us each make food from all these different countries, and then we tried them out. I never really got in trouble or argued with him because we never had anything to argue about.

In conclusion, what I am trying to say is that not all teachers come to school to listen to people’s problems. They’re only there to teach. But there are those few teachers who care and want to fix students’ problems and take time out of their day to work out your problems and make you feel better. I have personally only met a few teachers like this.

—White Mountains Regional High School