The title above, with its misplaced emphasis and punctuation, is obviously a tongue-in-cheek question. I can almost see the reaction in my mind though – my Primary School teacher (whom I absolutely adore despite me giving her continual grief) throwing her hands up in horror while she lectures me about checking my spelling and punctuation before submitting my work. Thank goodness for spellcheck, at least.
Yet, the joke does come with a need for some serious thoughts. What do teachers really want, and have any of us students, both past and present, actually reflected on what may be important to our educators other than a rose or a card once a year? Below is a list of Top 4 things teachers would really like.