John Y’s Musings from the Middle: Thank an English Teacher Day

Maybe we should have “Thank an English Teacher Day.”

English teachers have had a greater impact on my daily interactions and thought processes than teachers from any other subject matter.

Even quips and famous quotes have stayed with me longer than, say, the quadratic formula or parts of the periodic table.

“Poetry is an overflowing of emotion….reflected in tranquility”

William Wordsworth

Taught to me by my Bellarmine College English professor, Wade Hall, in 1985. Among much, much more that also is still with me after all these years.

Thank you, professor Hall. And I mean that sincerely. Not just because “I know which side of my bread the butter is on.” A phrase you used to describe me during our first classroom interaction.


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