Improving your School Career by Forming Friendships with Teachers
It’s no secret: school is not always fun. Between Homework, studying, and every-day drama, most people wish for it to be summer by the third class of the day. Before getting discouraged, know that there is a way to brighten up school life.
Make friends with a teacher! They’re here every day anyway, so we might as well make the most of our time with them here. Whether it’s asking for advice or talking about your week, the teacher will more than likely be happy that we are taking an interest in them or that we trust them enough to ask for advice.
“I enjoy my job, so I enjoy getting to know the people that I’m working with,” said English teacher, Lisa Bullington. “I’m spending hours, days, weeks, and months with them, so yeah, I like to know them.”
Teachers can make or break your school year, so you might as well make it as good as possible. Nancy Offutt, Forensics teacher said that if the student has a good relationship with the teacher, they often have better success in the class as well, which is an added bonus.
Teachers here often keep up with students after graduation as well, and are always here to offer advice or just check up on you.
“I keep up with some on social media, once they graduate. If they reach out to me on social media I always accept that, so you can always encourage them if you see posts, and I think they really appreciate that…just to know their teachers are still looking out for them,” said Mrs. Offutt.
A friendship with a teacher is a great way to improve your High School career, and even gain encouragement as you move on to the next chapter in your life.