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#ThankYouTeacher: Twitter hashtag helps say thanks UPDATED

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PIC: James Hardisty

A hashtag started by @PeopleofLeeds to reflect on the great teachers we have in our schools has set the Twittersphere alight.

These are some of the messages posted using #ThankYouTeacher:

Vic Faulkner: Geoffrey Drever, David Thrussel, Luke Stackhouse and Julie Bonaccorsi. For your never-ending patience. ‘08. @RoundhaySchool #thankyouteacher

Isabelle: That feeling you get when you receive your first mark back from finals #thankyouteacher #FinalsWeekGotMeLIke #cantbelieveit

OrielHighSchool: Such a moving, important and positive hashtag to come out of the tragedy at a school in Leeds #thankyouteacher

Chris Langley: Take a moment to see the #thankyouteacher thread - moving, worth it and heart warming. Teachers are pillars of communities across the UK.”

Sarah Hall: I’m so sad to hear about the teacher at Leeds, she sounds like a legend. Thoughts are with her family and friends . RIP. #thankyouteacher

Caththo: Big “Thankyous from me to Mrs Raygada and Mr Bland who believed in the small, mousy, distinctly average me. #ThankYouTeacher

Rosie Hegarty: Señorita Murphy - my Spanish teacher at @StEdwardsColl. You inspired me to love a language that has changed my life #thankyouteacher

Aisling Bishop: We will all miss you Mrs Maguire, you were the most caring person just wish this never happened to you! #thankyouteacher

West Oaks: For all working working in schools with a genuine love and passion for what you do. #thankyouteacher

Caththo: For all those who see through the eyes of the timid/bolshy/lively/chatty/reluctant/average/needy child into what’s inside #thankyouteacher

Claire: Awful week for anyone who is a teacher. I’ve got friends who are teachers!! #thankyouteacher

YouthDanceDrama: Positive messages coming out of the awful events. Thoughts are with Mrs Maguire’s family today. #thankyouteacher

Tom Daykin: @kabradders Thank you for being ever inspiring and playing such a massive role in my education. I’m sure many would agree. #thankyouteacher

Dylan Whitaker: Getting to class realizing you’ve got another week before you take that terrible organic test. #Hallelujah #ThankYouGod #thankyouteacher

Tracey Eckert: RIP Mrs Maguire who left home yesterday to help expand the minds & nurture the future of her class, she never returned #thankyouteacher

Stevie: Miss Theobald, Miss Dalton and George Tarbuck. #thankyouteacher

Rachel Alison Barber: Thank you to all the teachers out there, always respected and appreciated #thankyouteacher

Lisa Casey: #thankyouteacher goes to Mrs Brown who taught at st Gregory’s truly inspirational xx

Angela Stacey: Very sad but I love the resulting support teachers are now getting #thankyouteacher

Mark Bownes: Many fond memories of Boldmere & Vesey teachers and friends who teach. All deserve gratitude, especially after this tragedy #thankyouteacher

Emma Langley: So saddened by Mrs Maguire stabbing. Not inevitable I’d end up spending so much time in books, let alone as a career, so #thankyouteacher

Mat Croakster: I remember Mrs Maguire forgeting she had a class and turning up half way through. We all just laughed #RIPMrsMaguire #thankyouteacher

Leanne Clarke: #thankyouteacher thanks to Mr Younger and Mr smith the best teachers at #cityofleedshigh

John and Mark: #thankyouteacher. Mrs Willis, Smethwick Hall Boy’s 75 -80. For nurturing my love of books even though I didn’t show it at the time.

The Future Mrs G: Teacher, social worker, confidant, motivator, friend, role model. #thankyouteacher . I’m lucky 2teach primary. #rip

Hayley: Mrs S Woollard for being one of us. Mrs M Emmett for kind words and Mrs Oake (Miss Carr) for understanding that time. #RTHS #thankyouteacher

Carradonna: #thankyouteacher - heartwarming, especially now. A good teacher can transform a child’s life - thanks Mum. First & best teacher I ever had

Gemma Hornby: #ThankYouTeacher To every teacher, past, present & future who work so hard to provide the best for chn all around the world.

Paul Norman: #thankyouteacher Mr Hart-Dyke who told me I was dogmatic and difficult to work with. You helped me see myself for the first time and change.

Kalinski1970: #thankyouteacher Mrs Brett who always believed in me, Mr Allen who turned me around and Mrs Bonemaker who saw a leader in me

Bolt ya rocket: Mrs Wilson told me my drawing skills were good but I’d never be a prodigy #ThankYouTeacher

Joe Scaramanga: #ThankYouTeacher Ms Easton told my parents I’d end up writing for the NME. That didn’t quite work out but I’ve always remembered it

Liyygg: #ThankYouTeacher to all those amazing educators who inspired & pushed me. Immensely saddened by this senseless tragedy #RIPAnnMaguire

Stellacreasy: Late 2 this but #thankyouteacher Mr Lown, patience and inspiration personified in teaching me economics and to speak up for an alternative!

AntonioLuzzo: My #thankyouteacher today for this amazing woman!

Ian Burns: I am visiting a primary school today to do an assembly for my work. I will be thanking teachers today. Mine inspired me #thankyouteacher

Jane Richardson: Truly shocked by events in #leeds. My #thankyouteacher goes to Mr Parkinson @ScarboroughCol1 who gave me a lifelong appreciation of art

Linda Horsburgh: Heartwarmed by the #thankyouteacher tweets this morning, all from @PeopleofLeeds. Mine? @pfinn from @UCalgary - a teacher of happiness!

Chloe Potter: Such a moving, important and positive hashtag to come out of the tragedy #thankyouteacher

Siobhan: #thankyouteacher Mr Moon for putting me on that higher paper and believing in me... You was right xx

UseorOrnament: And another Judith, Mrs Notley at Lakes School, who taught us all a little more humanity & empathy than we started out with #thankyouteacher

Kathryn: @PeopleofLeeds I’m going to get my Brownies to make #thankyouteacher cards tonight for their teacher @Girlguiding

Michelle Louise: A massive congrats to @BigFashionista @PeopleofLeeds for her trending #thankyouteacher x

Rachel Ward: Yesterday I was telling my son what my Geography teacher, Mrs Jordan, taught me. After 32 years, I’m still grateful to her. #thankyouteacher

CraftAlchemy: I went to a tiny primary school on the edge of Leeds with six (maybe seven?) teachers. I remember all of them. #ThankYouTeacher

Meg Rosoff: Mr Salinger, Dimitri Hadzi, Miss O’Connell William Alfred #thankyouteacher

Paul Staveley: I was blessed with some fab teachers; I try to follow in their footsteps every day. #thankyouteacher

Elsie B: #thankyouteacher I have been so shocked by what happened jn #Leeds this should never have happened #RIPAnneMaguire

Miss Adkins: Loving the #thankyouteacher tweets. Will never forget what I learned from Mrs Florey at @SandringhamSch1 :)

Karen Kousseff: Actually, #thankyouteacher to all of you, for your dedication, perseverance & for inspiring curiosity. Sorry we take you for granted.

Candypop: Horrible tragedy of a teacher killed by a student Our condolences go out to Ann’s family and friends. #thankyouteacher #RIPAnnMaguire

Christina Christofi: #thankyouteacher RIP #AnnMaguire you were an inspiration to your pupils and a wonderful ambassador for our profession

Sarah Tennant: Mr Peyton you inspired me to become a teacher I now have pupils taking the 1st national exams. You inspired and supported #thankyouteacher

John Roberts: We’d like to applaud @PeopleofLeeds for starting #ThankYouTeacher. A wonderfully positive gesture on a very sad day.”

Bryony Rudkin:

Stephen Jackson: #thankyouteacher Miss Evans, who saw ONE child fascinated by languages amongst a mass of disinterested kids, and did something about it.

Rupert: #ThankYouTeacher for inspiring me to teach. I appreciate the support of my colleagues & shared resources.

Simon Wells: Good luck on day two at the new school @geoffjroberts Don’t know how you do it! #thankyouteacher

Gavin White: Teachers are v.important. Schools should be places where children can learn, teachers can teach & everyone is safe together #thankyouteacher

Rupert: #thankyouteacher for saving my life. When I developed the 4Ts, in Summer ‘98, I suspected I had #T1D & saw Dr. #OurD

Julie Cooper: #thankyouteacher Tragic loss is truly shocking

Liz: Tom Brophy for leading with integrity and inspiring others to do the same. #thankyouteacher

Diane Pedder: Mrs Maguire was probably thinking about supporting students through the imminent GCSEs yesterday. #thankyouteacher #CorpusChristi

Jacquelyn: #thankyouteacher for the few that always believed in me and the many that never did; I strive to prove you wrong.

Martin Francis: On a sad day for schools and teachers follow #thankyouteacher for messages of hope and solidarity

Paul Yorke: To all my fellow teachers for continuing their hard work in developing young people and inspiring me everyday #ThankYouTeacher

Johny: To all teachers heading to work today with sad and heavy hearts. #thankyouteacher

MHA Art: One of the many teachers who constantly inspired me to be individual and creative...@bettypurple15 #thankyouteacher #TopTeacher #artcre

Jeni Brownsill: To Ms Leoni who truly ignited my passion for Drama, Mrs Money who was an incredible Music teacher. Dr Akehurst for English. #thankyouteacher

Andrea Sutcliffe: @missbrownmedia appreciated even more when we are older - we can see the difference it made to our lives #thankyouteacher

Karen Kousseff: RIP Ann Maguire. #thankyouteacher Mrs Bell’s cartoons, Mrs Bott’s 1to1 teaching, Miss Mercer making French such fun @RedMaids_School 1970s

SparkyTeaching: Give a thought as you go to work to a much-loved teacher who didn’t come back yesterday. And take time to read the #thankyouteacher tweets.

Margaret Rose: #thankyouteacher We ve all known a Mrs Maguire in our school lives. Solid reliable back bones of school communities. Tragic beyond words.

Shana Mozejko: Scatty Kathleen and mr. Whippy Douglas for starting me off to become who I am today #thankyouteacher Mr. Shepard and Mrs. McLeod- fostering my love of maths and music #thankyouteacher

Gemma Hornby: #ThankYouTeacher To every teacher, past, present & future who work so hard to provide the best for chn all around the world.

Kalinski1970: #thankyouteacher Mrs Brett who always believed in me, Mr Allen who turned me around and Mrs Bonemaker who saw a leader in me

Anne-marie Pickup: My #ThankYouTeacher goes to Mrs Coleman and Ms Keating. Both still at Corpus Christi Leeds. I hope they are okay today. Love to all xx

Jane Richardson: Truly shocked by events in #Leeds. My #thankyouteacher goes to Mr Parkinson @ScarboroughCol1 who gave me a lifelong appreciation of art

Chloe Potter: Such a moving, important and positive hashtag to come out of tragedy #thankyouteacher

Leanne Buchan: Love @PeopleofLeeds #thankyouteacher my junior school teacher made time to talk to me when my parents split, teachers do more than teach

Sgt Nathan Shickle: Thoughts are with Anne Maguire’s family, friends and pupils. This shouldn’t happen anywhere, let alone our schools. #ThankYouTeacher #RIP

Gaby Hinsliff: If you’re a teacher and haven’t yet seen the #thankyouteacher thread, btw, it might make you feel a bit better about going to work tomorrow.

Martin Francis: On a sad day for schools and teachers follow #thankyouteacher for messages of hope and solidarity.

SparkyTeaching: Give a thought as you go to work to a much-loved teacher who didn’t come back. And take time to read the #thankyouteacher tweets.

Veronica King: ‏Too many brilliant and inspiring teachers to name individually at @CHCHSLeeds and @NDCSFC #ThankYouTeacher

Stephen Bellamy: Anyone working in a school with a genuine love and passion for what they do. #thankyouteacher @PeopleofLeeds

Kellie: Just amazing to see the hashtag I created, #ThankYouTeacher being used for so much good in a dark sad time for teachers.

Teachanana: To all my teachers, I wouldn’t be here without you all. Inspired me to become one #thankyouteacher

Diane Abbott MP: Take a moment to see the #thankyouteacher thread - moving, worth it and heart warming. Teachers are pillars of communities across the UK.

Wendy Denman: ‏Heartwarming to see all the #thankyouteacher tweets.

Yvette Cooper: Very moving tributes to Leeds teacher Anne Maguire from her pupils - on how much they owe her too #thankyouteacher

The Scratching Shed: #ThankYouTeacher could apply to several for me. I was an out of control, spoilt brat in my teens.

Julie Bolus: #thankyouteacher my favourite was Mr Cooper in St Paulinus Dewsbury - he believed in us all

Chris Daye: #thankyouteacher I was taught english by miss williams, the only english teacher that got my dyslexia, she was great for me.

Andrew Howson: @PeopleofLeeds For me it was all my teachers, but it took many years to realise. #thankyouteacher

Charlene Paris: #ThankYouTeacher Such a privilege to have had you in my school life!! RIP Mrs Maguire!!! Sleep tite with the angels x pic.twitter.com/V1gKHrHT3M

Kirsty Scott: @PeopleofLeeds. The whole geography department at out school were brilliant, but we were lucky with teachers in general #ThankYouTeacher

Marie Park: Mr Roberts at Parklands Girls high.... Made science fun #thankyouteacher

Frances Bailey: On tragic & sad day #ThankYouTeacher @NichollsRoo @iamamymac @matthewthehorse @KrisFeather @BAVisCom you’re all superb!

Lynn Bauman-Milner: @PeopleofLeeds I am so glad you have done this, to find some hope after such a terrible day. #thankyouteacher

John Toolan: Speaking of #thankyouteacher ... I remember going to a @toyahofficial concert in Bradford with our maths teacher and @pcshortcuts

Amie Dawson: @PeopleofLeeds @BostonSpaSchool once I got thinking I actually couldn’t pick! All our teachers were pretty amazing! #thankyouteacher

Tattooed_Mummy: @PeopleofLeeds I had a teacher in 6th form that taught us even during a strike as she was worried it would affect our exams #thankyouteacher

Tess Hornsby Smith: My fave teacher was Mrs Gleisner at Guiseley. She inspired a real love of history& now I even teach it a bit #ThankYouTeacher

 

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