Anne Sullivan: A Great Teacher
“A teacher effects eternity” (Henry B. Adams). A teacher does many things that affect her students. Even though at the time, the student does not understand the wisdom of the teachings. Anne Sullivan is one of those remarkable teachers.
Helen Keller became deaf and blind at the age of eighteen months because of a fever. She lived many years not able to communicate with anyone. Helen was allowed, by her
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showed this in the letters that she wrote to her teacher. Without Anne’s help, Helen would not have been the woman she became.
A teacher definitely affects eternity. She passes down qualities to her students who in turn pass those qualities to other generations, and so on, and so forth. As students, we are forever indebted to our teachers. As future teachers, we are indebted to learn for the benefit of our future students.