These Teachers That Went Above And Beyond For Students Will Make Your Day

Some teachers are destined to become lifelong memories for students.

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Almost everyone can point to one teacher they had while growing up as someone who was a positive influence in their life, whether it was a first grade teacher or someone who instructed them in high school. While some may only be able to say that they liked their teacher because they were nice, in general, there are others who can point to specific examples of things their teachers did that stood out to them.

That’s certainly the case for students of the following teachers, whose actions are pictured below in various forms. With education being such a hot topic right now because of the controversial confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education in the U.S., strictly positive influences in the education system are more than welcome at this time.

Scroll through some examples of 18 teachers who go above and beyond to engage their students in positive ways.

Oklahoma first grade teacher Chris-ShaRee Castlebury wore a white dress on the last day of school so all her students could color on it. She wanted to remind her students one last time to let creativity flow through them always.

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Alycia Zimmerman, a third grade teacher, uses LEGOs to help her students learn fractions, which is a tough subject even for those who love math.

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This elementary school teacher from Texas hilariously wore the same exact outfit every year for school picture day for 40 years until he retired.

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The source of this is unknown, but it’s a great way to teach students how to write well while also giving examples on what not to do.

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This is just one of the many anatomically-correct spandex suits that biology teacher Ms. Heerkens owns and dons on the appropriate day.

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This literature teacher not only knows his limits but uses it as the basis of humor to compliment a student. Not many teachers put in this kind of effort when grading papers.

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During his 25-minute lunch period, artist and Minnesota high school teacher Gregory Euclide spends his time drawing amazing murals on the whiteboard for his students to admire upon their return to class.

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These five teachers walk elementary students home every single day to make sure they make it there safe. While this seems inconsequential in some areas, places with high levels of crime mean that children often get caught up in dangerous situations on their way home.

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This math teacher got creative in coming up with a way to say “Merry Christmas” to his students before winter break.

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When this teacher couldn’t find a projector for a world map he needed to draw on, he decided to hand-draw a map instead.

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A former middle school teacher from Bangkok established a fun rule in his class: whenever he sees doodles from students on their work, he will add to the drawing.

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This teacher, admittedly like many others, uses punny posters to motivate their students.

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This professor addressed the elephant in the room by hilariously pointing out that he will always know when students have decided to text during his class.

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A warmhearted Special Ed teacher from Louisville invited all of her students to be a part of her wedding after her boyfriend proposed to her in front of the class. She says these students are “like family” to her.

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This history teacher uses appropriate costumes to engage his students and encourage humor in his class.

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During summer break, a handful of teachers made a life-size library by creatively painting over the lockers with popular book spines.

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Special education teacher Chris Ulmer kicks off each day by spending 10 minutes giving individual compliments to each of his students. He said he has seen a huge change in students since he began this exercise as students gain confidence and learn kindness.

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