Realizing inspiration and motivation can come from many ways, mine came almost exclusively from the teachers I had.
From Sunningdale, Elementary, Trail Junior High, and J.L. Crowe. I am so so grateful to all of them.
It was my teachers that convinced me I would make an excellent tradesman.
Today I have a Red Seal Certification in both the machinist and millwright trades.
I also have two federal licences in Non Destructive Testing.
I owe all this to my teachers.
One common theme they all shared was at the end of every class they had this message:
“If you did not understand the lesson today, if you are having trouble comprehending the subject matter, come and see me after class or after the school day and I will help you.”
Teachers have such an enormous impact on young people.
Teachers can save lives.
In closing, I just want to express my heartfelt thank you to all the teachers I had.
The most under-rated, under-paid profession on earth.
Ron McDougall (retired),