The 3 Traits of the Teachers We Love

Remember that one teacher back in grade school? No, not the one who caught you passing notes across class and read your profession of love to your crush aloud. I mean the teacher who cared, who sparked an interest, who made a difference in your life.

When I think of that kind of teacher, three names come to mind: Norman Rowden, Kim McKinnon and Holly Davis. I had these teachers at three different stages in life – elementary, middle and high school, respectively. Yet, they were each able to leave a lasting impact in my life. I don’t think that merely happened by accident. I think it happened because teachers we love the most and who leave a lasting impact on us often are the teachers with three common traits.

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