10 Mar

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales (2 Winners) – CLOSED

I have never had the desire to be a teacher.  While growing up, I really didn’t have a desire to be anything other than a housewife and a mother.  As I got older, I went onto university and received a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, a choice I have never regretted.  However, after reading Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teachers Tales, there is a part of me that wishes I had chosen another career path.

These Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teachers Tales have really touched my heart in a deep way.  I go to work everyday, push paper around, save the company some money and then I come home.  I don’t get any heart melting moments when my boss comes to me and lets me know that I have made a difference in their life and they are a better person because of what I have done for them.  I don’t get the personal gratitude of seeing someone achieve a marvelous accomplishment because I have helped them through a hard time in their life.  I get a pay cheque every 2 weeks – that’s pretty much it.

Teachers are generally wonderful people, with so much love, encouragement and strength.  They see opportunities in children and go with it to help those kids grow.  My favourite teacher throughout my days in school is by far Mrs. Hattie.  She was my grade primary teacher.  She was just so kind, patient and loving. There is nothing that she wasn’t capable of doing.  The stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teachers Tales are about teachers like Mrs. Hattie.

In fact, the 101 stories are from the 2009 State Teachers of the Year, the 2009 National Teacher of the Year and many other deserving teachers that have seen and done some incredible things for their students.  There are also some student tales in this book which have made me think about sending a kind letter to my teachers thanking them for what they have done in my life.  The stories are not all sappy,  there are some funny ones, and some amazing success stories. Some of the chapters include Learning from the Kids, Thanks I needed that, That was Embarrassing and Tough Kids among others.  I’m sure these are all topics that each and every teacher can relate to.

I have throughly enjoyed Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teachers Tales.  Teachers go through some really tough times, but they seem to still come out on top and have the best interest of the children in mind.  They also have a very rewarding career, when they are able to see their students accomplish goals and celebrate with them.  In a certain way, I envy teachers for that, in another way, I don’t think I would be able to put up with all the other parts of teaching.  There’s a lot to be said about someone who choses teaching as a career path, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teachers Tales has really opened my eyes to those who chose that path.

For a wonderful book for a special teacher, or if you would like a better understanding of what teaching is all about, check out Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teachers Tales and make sure to pick up a box of tissues as well.

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181 thoughts on “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales (2 Winners) – CLOSED

  1. My wife has been a teacher over 6 years–it is a struggle but she does make some headway. She loves the CSFTS series and it would be a wonderful present for her.

  2. I’d also like to have the Extraordinary Teens book and give it to my son. My favorite teacher was my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. White. Last time I saw her a few years ago she still recognized me!

  3. I learned there is a Chicken Soup for The Soul FaceBook page and I also saw another book there that I would love to read….Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Davis. She was my grade 1 teacher. I never forgot her, she help foster my love for school.

  4. I learned that they have a Nascar Chicken Soup! If my son stays as car-crazy as he is now, he’ll love that when he’s older! I lived in a small town with dedicated teachers so choosing a favourite is hard, but my grade 11/12 math teacher, Mr. Wahl, was just fantastic!

  5. I learned more than half the stories are from “celebrity” teachers, including all of the 2009 State Teachers of the Year and the 2009 National Teacher of the Year. My sixth grade teacher was my favorite.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  6. I like Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story behind the Song. My favorite teacher was my first grade teacher. She stayed in with me for some recesses to tutor me. I would of been held back if it weren’t for her.

  7. I wouldn’t mind reading the Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat book!

    My favorite teacher was an elementary school teacher I had!!! 🙂

  8. I also love the “What I learned from the dog” book! My favorite teacher was my art teacher, who
    always went out of her way for us growing up!

  9. I saw that they also have Chicken Soup for the Soul: NASCAR. We are a
    Nascar loving family, so I would love to read that sometime. My favorite
    teacher was my fourth grade teacher. She really helped me out in a lot of ways.
    I also loved some of my high school teachers as well. I went to a small
    high school, so we got more one on one time with them..they really got to know
    us and we were able to get to know them on a more personal level.
    I still have contact with several of them, even after being out of
    school for 6 years.

  10. I visited their site; I saw the book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family
    101 Incredible Stories about Our Funny, Quirky, Lovable & “Dysfunctional” Families”… sounds interesting! My favorite teacher was Mrs. Hurd–a high school English teacher at good ol’ GCS!

  11. I didn’t know they made Chicken Soup for the Soul: Nascar. Since
    I have some Nascar lovers in my family, that looks like a great gift.

    Favorite teacher: Never had one. My teachers were discouraging – told me I’d never
    go to college, my parents were too poor and my grades weren’t good enough and
    I was a girl – would probably just get married. Because of my Mother’s encouragement
    I graduated 3rd, got my BS and my Master’s! And i became a teacher so I would be better
    than any teacher that I had.

    clenna at aol dot

  12. My sister was a teacher for 34 years and loved it. I would love to
    win a copy of this book for her…..Another book I saw on their
    site was the one about the story behind the song. That one sounds
    very good, also! My favorite teacher was my kindergarten teacher,
    Mrs. Taake. Many thanks, Cindi

  13. The Story Behind the Song sounds like a great book! My favourite teacher was my Highschool Social Studies teacher who let me volunteer in her English as a Second Language class. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. I seen that they have a “Count Your Blessings Games”…….my favorite teacher was Ms. Mason….first grade teacher who took her time with me and showed she cared…

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com

  15. Huh who knew? Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story behind the Song

    My favorite teacher in high school was Mr. Wild, the english teacher.

  16. Was looking through all the books and I know my dad would love the Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Golf Book and my favorite teacher was Mrs Anderson from high school math

  17. I would love the Chicken Soup Teens talk Middle School for my daughter since she loves the Chicken soup books. My most memorable teacher was Mr. Cochrane in HS.

  18. I saw they had Chicken Soup for the Soul All in the Family. Looks like a good one! My favorite teacher was Mrs. Lanning, 5th grade!

  19. I saw the ALL IN THE FAMILY addition……….I need that book lol.

    My second grade teacher was awesome.

  20. my mom is a teacher, she works soooooooooo hard. Parents and students have no idea what teachers REALLY DO…They not only teach at school, but go home to do lesson plans, grade papers and cut out things for their room…….and spend their own money doing it!

  21. Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story behind the Song looks like an interesting book. My favorite teateacher was my high school English teacher. She inspired me to write and also taught me some inspiring things about life.

  22. You can sign up to receive daily emails with little stories. My favorite
    teacher was my first and second grade teacher Mrs. Dela Cruz.

  23. I would love the chicken soup count your blessings book. My favorite
    teacher was my 9th grade biology teacher.

  24. I saw that they have a “Chicken Soup for the Scrapbooker’s Soul” which I
    would like to get !

    My favorite teacher was in Grade 5 , and as bad as it is I can’t
    remember his name !

    I know it was Mc something. I saw him again around 10 years later when
    I went to visit my younger sister at the school and instead of the fun,
    easy going teacher I remembered him as being , he seemed worn out and
    bossy.. I wonder if this book would have cheered him up ?!

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  26. I wouldn’t mind checking out Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family

    My fav teacher was my drama/English teacher (Mr. Metcalfe) His classes
    were not boring.

  27. I would love to read Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings. Looks like a great book! My favourite teacher would have to be my grade 2 teacher-very patient, caring and attentive.

  28. At the site I saw Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Story Behind The Song, which I would LOVE to read! My favorite teacher was Sister Mary Edmundine, when I was in 5th grade. I was a kid who felt bad because she just got dark-colored glasses (my father picked them out), and she drew me out and entered my review of the book Rascal, by Sterling North, into a contest where I became one of five kids to be on radio and TV (not as common back in those days) and received books because of it, and she entered my artpiece to be seen on a drawing show on TV and it was, the last one that they had on all through the credits! It’s because of HER (even though my family was artistic) that I’m an artist and poet and journalist now! She REALLY helped me and gave me confidence!

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  30. I noticed they had a NASCAR Chicken Soup book. My most memorable teacher in High School was a Mr. McBride. He was tough and determined to see that I got a good grade. With his
    constant attention I got that good grade. Not every teacher was able to do the, however.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  31. I saw there is a Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul Book, and I was really inspired by my second grade teacher.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  32. the Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog book My favorite teacher was my 3rd grade teacher.

  33. The first Chicken SOup for the Soul book was released in June 1993. My favorite teacher was my fourth grade Teacher Mr. Ross

  34. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More: 101 Stories Celebrating Double Trouble and Multiple Blessings

  35. I saw Chicken Soup for the Soul has been helping real people share real stories for fifteen yearsMyfor fifteen years. My favorite teacher was my fourth grade teacher. Mrs. Channel.

  36. I would love to read “What I learned from my dog.” My favorite teacher was my 7th grade English teacher.

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