Teacher’s Day


Well I am a teacher and a lot of what I am I owe to the great teachers I have had and still have. I think learning is not for a season but for a lifetime. In this day, I think I would like to thank the great teachers I was so blessed to have and, of course, my students who have also taught me so much and inspired me to continue doing what I do. And you, what do you have to say about this day? Tell us about the teachers you have had.



  1. Dear José,

    Teacher’s day is a day to celebrate the joy of learning and sharing, for that’s all teaching is about. We wouldn’t be educators if we weren’t willing to learn a bit every day with one another. Teachers are curious beings who are always seeking for more in a never-ending journey. So, let us celebrate every day of learning.


    Carla in Key West
    José Antônio Oct 16th 2007 at 07:07 am
    Hi Carla,
    You said it well, the joy of learning and sharing. I guess that it is all it is about. Learning and sharing is what makes teaching so rewarding.
    Thanks for your comments

  2. Arides

    Happy day of the teacher

    José Antônio Oct 16th 2007 at 07:10 am
    Hi Arides,
    Thanks a lot for leaving a comment. Have a nice journey on learning English.

  3. Edinamar Bertuol

    Teacher’s day
    Congratullations all the professional education compromise not only your work, but mainly with your customers. The students, living being in formation that depends mainly the quality of service to do of shape that possibilities in one future next to participate permanently inside the society where if to find insert.
    José Antônio Oct 16th 2007 at 10:12 am
    Hi Edinamar,
    I agree you on the value of education for the formation of students as human beings. We teachers teach more than language, math or geography. We also help students shape their future, as you have said so well.
    Thanks for you comments.

  4. Doramélia Marra da Motta

    José Antônio,
    I began my professional life teaching.At first I taught students with disabilities.I had just graduated and I didn’t imagine that I would meet this class!What surprise!But soon I saw how many things I was doing with them.It was a great experience for both:me and the class!I loved it.After that I taught teenagers and years after I finished my teacher’s career teaching adults,in Catholic University of Belo-Horizonte and in Brasília, I taught future Elementary Scool Principals.I always loved teaching and still today I have taught at first my son and daugthers and now my grandson.
    In our life ,I think we should teach and learn all the time.We exchange experiences.Well,on this day,José Antônio I have to say that I have learned a lot with you and I’m grateful to you for this.
    I wish to you a very happy day and a career full of success.
    Certainly I will remember of you as one of the greatest teacher that I have had.God bless you for your good will of always doing the best.

    José Antônio Oct 20th 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Dear Doramélia,

    I confess it was wonderful to know a little about your career as a teacher. You did have and continue having a great experience with teaching. I am so happy that you also think that teaching and learning is for a lifetime. This is a field that is always full of great surprises. It is certainly really rewarrding for you to have taught so many different generations. It is true, many times when we meet students we doubt we will be able to do a good job, but surprisingly, we always are. I think, we teachers, are one of the most fortunate professionals in this world because we have the chance of touching so many people while we teach and learn with them.
    Thanks a lot for considering me a great teacher, coming from you is really a great honour. As a student you also has shown so much enthusiasm that it makes my teaching easier and more enjoyable that it already is.
    Thanks for your comments

  5. Doramélia Marra da Motta

    José Antônio,I’m sorry!I forgot the h, of the word school in the 8th line.

  6. Jose Carlos Quinaglia

    Dear José Antonio,
    I`m sorry because I`m just writting now about Teacher`s day. I wish you blesses and a very nice life. I think your job is very interesting and I know that you are responsible and have a lot of experience . I hope learn English with my colleagues in our classroom in this year, Thanks a lots , Quinaglia
    José Antônio Oct 22nd 2007 at 06:00 am
    Hi José Carlos,
    Don´t be sorry for being late. I know how busy you are. In fact, you also have such a noble profession and I also see your enthusiasm about being a doctor. You are always talking about your job in way that we see how much you like it. I think it is great when we like what we do. You know you can count on us to help you learn. This group is such a nice group of students.
    Thanks for your comments.

  7. Jose Carlos Quinaglia

    Dear Jose,
    I wrote wrong the verb to be in 3th line: where you read “you is” please read “You are” . Have a nice week .Thanks, Quinaglia

  8. Salom Jose,

    How nice to see a fellow Webhead doing so much great things using e-tools in teaching. It is really interesting and encouraging to see your blogs full of interesting entries written by your students.

    I can tell you that you are an example to many, and even I am not longer teaching students, seeing what you do pushes me to go back and teach students 🙂

    Wish you all the best!

    ~Ibrahim from Tajikistan
    José Antônio Oct 22nd 2007 at 10:50 am
    Salom Ibrahim,
    It is a pleasure for me to have you posting so nice comments on my blog. You are also doing a wonderful job in creating websites. I hope to learn this with you. Thanks for you kind words, but you know on the web we always follow the example of many and the things I do I have always learned from some of you. Besides that, there is the support you (the webheads), all the online community, and my students give me to continue doing so.
    Thanks again

  9. Hi Jose! How have you been! This is a lovely blog.. congrats! We’ve finally started the process of redesigning the ELT Online Community based on the discussions at the Focus Group you participated in. In fact, it would be great to see more of you on the community… how about visiting friends there and leaving some posts! Everyone misses you!

    Bye for now,

    Graeme (in a rather cold London this week!!!)


    José Antônio on Oct 23rd 2007 at 08:27 pm
    Hi Graeme,
    I am glad you liked our blog. These students of mine are really great and I just love posting in this blog. About the ELT community, I have set it up as my main page. Everytime I open the web browser it goes straight to the first page with Roberta’s picture (oops! Just clicking on the link to your name I have ealized I wass using the old one. The changes are fantastic) . I really haven’t visited the forum very often and when I do I haven´t posted anything. I have just done so. I promise I will visit more often now to see the changes and keep in touch the friends I appreciate so much.
    You are lucky to be in London. It is getting better here, but in these past weeks it has been scorching hot.
    Thanks for your comments

  10. Alberto Câmara

    I’m so late, but like we say in portuguese: better late than never. At first, I wish happiness, health and everything good that there are in this world to all the teachers. The teachers are important persons in our lives. I think that good teachers incite us to learn more and more. If there were more teachers in this planet, it would be better.

    Congratulations especially to Teacher José Antônio. He isn’t only a teacher, he is a great friend. Hugs for all.

    José Antônio Oct 30th 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Dear Câmara,
    It is really nice to have you posting here. I think it is never late for a kind word or to celebrate an important date. I really appreciate it. Thanks a lot for wishing us so many good things. Studens are definetely what makes us enjoy so much what we do. You are also a great friend. By the way, we need to get the group together once more to eat pizza.
    Thanks a lot for your comments

  11. Silvia Colombo

    Hi José!
    I’ve been browsing your blogs (not only this one but the one for children) and I’m really fascinated with the job you and your students have done so far!!! They all seem to be very hard-working! Congratulations!!!
    As regards this post about Teacher’s Day I agree with you. Most of what I know today I owe to the great teachers I’ve had and I still have. They have inspired me with their enthusiasm and curiosity and they have made hard things easy. I’ve been very fortunate in this aspect.
    BaW08 is another good example of professional teaching. I really like this phrase you mentioned above: “Learning is not for a season but for a lifetime”. No doubt, we, teachers, should continue teaching and learning all our lives.
    Silvia from Argentina.

    José Antônio January 29th 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Dear Silvia,
    It is a great honor for me to have you posting a comment in my blog. Thanks a lot for your kind words. My studens are wonderful, indeed and they love learning. This EVo season has been great, especially for the opportunity of meeting so many interesting and interested teachers from so many parts of the world.
    I am glad you joined us in this process of lifetime teaching and learning.

    Jose Antonio

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