Sep 27

Giveaway — Teacher Bling

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”  William Arthur Ward

My favorite teacher…….hm.  I thought it would be fun to write about my favorite teacher but when I actually started thinking about all my teachers I really couldn’t pick a favorite.  Obviously, there were a few not-so-great teachers along the way but I had so many awesome teachers throughout my school years.  Some teachers filled my head with facts and some teachers challenged me to think for myself.  Some teachers taught me the importance of deadlines and rules and some teachers taught me to relax and “go with the flow.”  Some teachers taught me complicated theories or formulas and some teachers taught me how to show compassion and kindness.  Some teachers taught me the value and beauty of words and some teachers taught so much more with the words they didn’t say than those they did.  Some teachers modeled a life that I wanted to pursue and some teachers, unfortunately, modeled a life that I wanted to avoid.

Subjects as potentially boring as history or math came alive for me thanks to some amazing teachers.  Teachers inspire students to pursue knowledge and dream big.  Basically, teachers rock!

Here is a sampling of some of our teacher/education iron on rhinestone transfers:

Can you pick a favorite teacher?  Leave a comment telling me who your favorite teacher is/was (or several of your favorites if you can’t decide like me!) and you could win one of our Teachers Inspire iron on rhinestone transfers.  Keep it for yourself or give it to your favorite teacher, your child’s teacher, a teacher friend of yours, or anyone that you think would appreciate a little teacher bling in the classroom!  Of course, you could always hold onto it until Christmas and wow a teacher with a sparkly Teachers Inspire t-shirt or tote bag gift.  I don’t think teachers base grades on Christmas gifts…..but it can’t hurt to make sure yours is a good one!

Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on Saturday, October 1st (my birthday–yippee!!).



  1. Teri says:

    I’d have to agree with you that many affected me along the way. But the one teacher I will never, never forget was my sixth grade teacher, Mr. Stripe. Mr. Stripe had polio and walked with crutches. But once you got to know him, you didn’t notice anything else but his firm but warm personality. He taught me to expect only the best out of myself. Though other students thought we was tough, I soon learned that if I did my best on whatever I did, he was happy with that. He was very fatherly to me and I will always remember this wonderful man!

  2. Beth Mundell says:

    My favorite teacher is my kindergarten daughter’s teacher, Mrs. Damron. She is so much more than a teacher – she’s an extension of the family. She is involved in the classroom and all the kids extra curricular activities. She goes above and beyond to make sure the parents are kept in the loop and to cater to each individual child. All of this while having her own family at home!!!

  3. Cathy says:

    There have been so many teachers that are my favorite. Its hard to pick just one because they are equally wonderful in different ways. This is an awesome giveaway. Teachers are underappreicated, underpaid and overworked that any kind of gift would make their day. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest.

  4. Melanie Gardner says:

    When I think of teachers who inspire, one name immediately comes to mind: Renee Lewis of Fuquay-Varina Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina, NC. It has been 10 years since Mrs. Lewis had my son in first grade and 7 years since she had my daughter in first grade and she is still the number one name they give when asked to name their favorite teachers. Mrs. Lewis is loving and nurturing and anyone who enters her classroom is immediately enveloped in warmth and care. She respects each child and celebrates their uniqueness. She makes them feel safe and makes learning fun. She has influenced the lives of many children, as well as my own, and I appreciate her for being the inspirational teacher that she has become.

  5. Melanie Briggs says:

    My favorite teacher was Mr. Macklem. He made learning fun and that is important.