Who was the best teacher that you ever had?
That would have to be Miss. Bayer, my fourth grade teacher.
What was she like?
She was patient, kind, fun, smart, caring, and yet strict, too. I really learned a lot from her.
What kind of things did you learn?
She taught us that you can do anything that you want to do.
Anything? Do you really believe that we can do anything?
If you really want to do something and you work hard at it, I believe you can do it.
You said she was strict. Did she have a lot of rules?
She had some rules that helped us to feel comfortable. For example, the students had to treat each other with respect, or they would be disciplined.
I see. She sounds like she really cared about her students.
Yes. She treated us all fairly. She don’t have any teacher’s pets.
Really? Doesn’t every teacher have a teacher’s pet?
Well. To be honest, I usually sucked up to teachers because I wanted them to give me good grades. However, Miss.Bayer didn’t treat me any differently. She really didn’t have any teacher’s pets.
Do you know what she is doing now?
As a matter of fact, I do. After she taught our class, she got married and moved to another city. Then, she started writing children’s book.
Have you ever read one of the books?
Of course! Both children and adults enjoy her books.
Why don’t you recommend one to me?
OK! I’ll bring one to you next time.