We recently produced a short film showing the touching reaction of teachers hearing former students talk about how they changed their lives for the better, whether it was by giving them confidence, encouraging their dreams, or simply by accepting them as they struggled through the obstacle course of adolescence and young adulthood.
Our teachers have a lasting impact. They arrive during the most formative years of our lives and are tasked with the monumental responsibilities of imparting the values of our society, teaching us essential life skills, encouraging exploration and curiosity, helping us adapt as social creatures, and trying to prevent kids from eating glue.
These confessions, delivered via the Whisper app, shed some light on just how much of a difference a teacher can make in our lives. You may find yourself, as we did, thinking about the ones who made a difference in yours.