Ask any adult what they loved most about their favorite teacher and you'll hear a range of answers—from inspiring a love for reading to instilling the self-confidence needed to pursue a dream. When we asked a group of California elementary school children what they loved most about their teachers, the answers were funny, simple, and sweet. While some love their teachers' gestures of kindness, others already appreciate how much their teachers want them to succeed. Click on to see what we mean.
And tell us in the comments what you loved most about your favorite teacher...
This article was created as part of the social action campaign for the documentary TEACH, produced by TakePart's parent company, Participant Media, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates.
(Illustrated by Lauren Wade)