Who Was Your Favourite Teacher?
Who was your favourite teacher? Keep reading until the end, there is a wonderful twist to this story.
They say that no one ever forgets a great teacher! I remember my favourite teacher was not actually a teacher from school but from my college days.
I decided to study Economics ‘A’ Level and the Lecturer was a gentleman by the name of Peter Moule. It’s a name I will never forget!
Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about Economics but he presented the information in a way that was so much fun, easy to remember, and always made it sound interesting.
He always used to make the class laugh and always had everyone’s attention.
I don’t ever remember a single time when he had to tell anyone to be quiet. All the students had a natural respect for him.
Teachers teach more by what they are than by what they say.Unknown
More than meets the eye
I used to often chat to Peter after class and found out more about him personally.
He was in his sixties, close to retirement age, and yet he looked more like a man in his late forties.
Peter used to eat healthily and also went to the gym regularly. He was always full of energy and learning was a passion of his. I remember him saying that after retiring he planned on doing some further masters degrees.
As well as teach economics he used to also teach a supplemental 10 week study skills course. He taught advanced memory techniques, speed reading, mind mapping and anything to do with expanding ones learning potential.
It was this course that sparked my love for self-improvement and it sent me on a journey of continual growth. Up until that point I hated learning but he made me enjoy it!
To this day I still have some of the notes from that course and it was one of the things that triggered my keen interest in personal development.
Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.Chinese Proverb
Teachers who make a difference
It’s not often that someone touches our lives in a way that you will never forget them. Peter was one of them and he didn’t even have to do much.
He was just outstanding at his job and was a wonderful communicator. I unfortunately never kept in touch with him but if I were to see him now I would love the opportunity to say thank you for making me interested in education as well as making it fun for me!
Thank you Peter Moule!
Who was your favourite teacher and why?
In 2019 somehow, mysteriously, Peter’s niece got in touch with me and said “I think you’re speaking about my uncle.” I’ll pass on your message to him.
What an incredible surprise and a wonderful gift!
Since, then, I’ve reconnected with his niece and plan to send a letter of gratitude to Peter for sparking within me a love of learning and Personal Development.