What is a Teacher? 6 Words

We’ve got the best — the 30 most creative, most inspiring, most meaningful ways to describe great teachers. The organization “Students First” recently asked thier members to submit an essay on what it means to be a great teacher — but to do so using just six words. They never dreamed they would get over 28,000 amazing essays!

But now they need your help. The judges narrowed it down to the top 30 submissions, and you get to select the finalists. Read the 30 best six-word essays on what it means to be a great teacher and vote for your favorites now:


There are just 19 days to pick a winner in the six-word essay contest. You can vote once every 24 hours for your favorite essays from now through February 21. The person with the most votes wins the grand prize of an iPad 2 and a DonorsChoose.org gift card.

We couldn’t leave our voters empty-handed — you have a chance to win too! Six voters will be selected to win $50 DonorsChoose.org gift cards. DonorsChoose.org is a fun way you can help classrooms in need get important supplies.

For a chance to win and to help select the best essay, please vote now and vote often:


These six-word essays are a powerful testament to the incredible work teachers are doing day in and day out in classrooms all across America. After you vote for your favorites, tell teachers you know “thank you” for all their hard work by sharing these inspiring essays with them.

Editor’s Note- As a teacher myself (and a lifelong student) some of these were too good not to share – please read, enjoy and vote. You will make some great teacher’s day.

The Actors' Gang

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.