Teachers are one of the most important roles in our society, yet they often get the shaft. They are underpaid and overworked, yet public sympathy isn't all that high for these modern-day superheroes. These are the people who spend most of the day with our kids. They should be celebrated.
Everyone has a teacher they look back at and remember fondly for changing their life. Is there anything more beautiful than having the power to make a kid feel special? That's what teachers do every day when they are at their best. Today we're talking about a teacher who is definitely one of the greats.
Rebecca Bonner is a teacher who has become a social media star for her kind actions with her students. Her most recent art projects for her students has amassed thousands of likes and retweets. Read on to find out what she did to get that kind of attention, and maybe get inspired yourself.
Rebecca Bonner is a teacher at McAuliffe Elementary School in Highland Village, Texas who loves her students. She loves them so much she let them do something that most teachers would get upset about - let them draw on her clothes. As a way to connect with her students, she let each one of her students draw on her skirt as part of a project last year. Not only did she let them draw on it, she actually wore the skirt to an art show.
Bonner's daughter, Charlece Lake, posted a photo on twitter that has blown up. People love that this teacher has shown such a creative way to show off her student's creative sides, and at the expense of her own skirt on top of that! Luckily these kids are some really great artists.
Rebecca Bonner spoke with TODAY Style and said, "I love that my kids learned to collaborate with the entire school. They worked as a collective team to create images that they knew I would appreciate wearing." It was truly a collaborative effort since the images had to be small enough to fit the entire 580 student's drawings. She continued, "You can see a ton of rainbows, hearts, flowers, dogs, unicorns, superheroes, paintbrushes and emojis! All things I love! It was quite a special experience."
Bonner left the skirt out in front of her room so that kids could freely come and add their art. It took a total of two weeks for all the students to draw on it. She debuted it at the school's art show last may, and then wore it again for the school district's art show.
Bonner wasn't even aware she would become such a Twitter sensation. She told TODAY Style, "My daughter asked to take a picture of me as I was walking to get in the car, so I turned around and pulled up the edge of the dress so she could get all the doodles in the photo. I didn't even know she posted it to her Twitter!" The photos blew up! They've gotten over 100,000 likes and have been retweeted 12,000 times.
"My immediate reaction was I was happy that art and something positive was getting a little love. I hope other future teachers see this and get excited and inspired." With this being such a hit, she doesn't plan on this being the last time. "My new students and my kindergartners need the opportunity to be a part of a doodle dress I just need to order a new, plain white dress off Amazon!"