It’s “National Teachers Appreciation Week,” so we thought we’d delve into our music files to come up with five cool tunes for your coolest teachers.
I had quite a few teachers who inspired me during my school years. Mrs. Greenberg in first grade who taught me how to read. I’ll never forget how great I felt when reading clicked in my brain. “See Spot run. Run Spot run.” I did it! I actually read real words.
Then there was Mrs. Rubinstein in 8th grade history and social studies. She was one of those teachers who really challenged us and made us think. Mr. White, my favorite high school English teacher was another inspiring mentor. He pushed me to try new things, like theater, just to help me improve myself. It certainly helped in the long run as a radio personality.
In college, Miss Baldwin helped me lose my New York accent in voice and diction class. I don’t know how she did it in only three months. Back then, all radio and tv personalities had to sound generic, so losing my accent certainly made it easier to get a job in radio once I graduated.
I have a lot of friends here in the Las Vegas valley who have been, or are currently, teachers with the Clark County School District (CCSD). They are all great people who work very hard to try and teach our young people. Sometimes, they accomplish this under very trying circumstances. I have a lot of respect for all of them.
I hope you get a chance to thank a teacher you know for doing a great job. Now, scroll on down and check out five cool tunes for the coolest teachers you know during “Teacher Appreciation Week!
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.