One definition of a Teacher:
In education, teachers are those who help students or pupils learn, often in a school. The objective is typically a course of study, lesson plan, or a practical skill, including learning and thinking skills. The different ways to teach are often referred to as the teacher’s pedagogy. When deciding what teaching method to use, a teacher will need to consider students’ background knowledge, environment, and their learning goals as well as standardized curriculum as determined by their school district.
About Mrs. O’Reilly:
As my 7th and 8th grade English teacher, Mrs. O’Reilly challenged our class every Friday with written vocabulary tests. She also taught us the essentials of writing and composition—
– You need a strong BEGINNING that clearly states one main idea.
– The MIDDLE should contain 2-3 supporting paragraphs.
– At the END, restate your main idea and tie everything together.
It’s because of her—now I can write really good. (LOL)
Mrs. O’Reilly was so much more that just a teacher. She was a friend. She took a personal interest in all of her students, held them to higher standards, and helped them to believe in themselves. She helped shape so many of us into confident young adults.
Religion was very important to Mrs. O’Reilly. She was a devout Catholic and talked about religion with so much passion and conviction. At one point she had me believing I was Irish-Catholic, too. She cherished prayers. I remember how she used to close her eyes when saying prayers at Mass, but you could see her looking out of the corner of one eye to make sure we weren’t goofing off. She’s right, prayers have special power. So today, Mrs. O’Reilly, I pray for your eternal soul and spirit. I also pray for your family as they mourn your death and celebrate your wonderful life. And I will continue to say prayers of thanks for the impact you made in my life and in the lives of so many others. You will never be forgotten.
Noreen O’Reilly battled cancer over the past several months, and passed away on Friday, October 20, 2006.
Memorial service – Wed 10/25 @ 7pm
Funeral – Thur 10/26 @ 11am
Both will take place at St. Anne’s Church (SF)
SFGate.com obituary (Read the guestbook, it’s awesome)