May 8th, 2008
07:14 PM ET

In Honor of Teachers

Want to thank you all for your comments on the "Best Teacher EVER" blog below.  An honorable mention goes to Mr. Langhorst's students, who sent in this photo earlier this week.  Their teacher wrote that they like the puns at the end of our show, "although they usually groan."  So do I.  (...But it's still kind-of fun to say 'em!)

We sincerely appreciate the work of our nation's teachers and everything they do to make our show possible.  They've certainly earned their own appreciation week.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Thomas

    Mrs. Thompson is the best teacher in the world she lets us watch CNN every day and teaches us about our world and environment. Keep up the good work you rock!!!

    May 8, 2008 at 8:37 pm |
  2. Woody

    Go mr. ralph and ralphadelphia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 8, 2008 at 8:48 pm |
  3. Gabrielle

    Mr. Casorio is the best Social Studies teacher ever. He makes class enjoyable and is an asset to our school. He's my favy!

    May 8, 2008 at 9:17 pm |
  4. SAM

    THE BEST teachers in the world are Mr. Falor and Mrs. Tomanek!!! Mr.falor is always fun to be around but we also learn alot in his class. Mrs. Tomanekk is sweet because she is our gym teacher and the girls varsity basketball coach. THEY ARE BOTH AWSOME

    Oh and i would like to take the time to say sorry to miss Timmins for losing my volleyball uniform this year. I donk thin she ever forgave me for that.

    May 8, 2008 at 9:18 pm |
  5. Erin

    My best teacher ever was Mrs. Burnquist. She was my 6th grade English teacher, and she was the best! She taught us English in the funniest way possible. She made English really interesting, even poetry.

    May 8, 2008 at 9:50 pm |
  6. Simone

    Miss Chick is the coolest teacher I have ever had in my life, seriously!!! She lets us watch CNN Student News all the time and comes up with corny jokes, though not as corny as yours! World History will never be the same, so thanks Miss. Chick!!!

    May 8, 2008 at 9:55 pm |
  7. mitch

    My best teach is no doubt mrs.shapley room 312. SHE IS AWSOME. i like her because she helps you when you need it and is very nice. SHE IS AWSOME!!!!!

    May 8, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  8. pat

    my teacher mr.weir is the best teacher. he taught me every thing i needed to know. he even shows movies if we are good.

    May 8, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  9. A.Student

    Mr. Sass is a top notch teacher...he makes you actually work for your grade and always tells you what the real world is like. He ALWAYS keeps us " in check"...sometimes we have to learn it the hard way!!

    May 9, 2008 at 12:29 am |
  10. jr

    ms.geske is the greatest teacher ever!She's funny and nice.And sometimes a little strict.;)

    May 9, 2008 at 1:08 am |
  11. :)

    Wow! There's a big Carl Azuz in the picture on the screen! :O

    May 9, 2008 at 2:13 am |
  12. Lanson

    The BEST teachers IN THE WORLD are (Mrs. Lau, Mrs. Hosoda, Mr. Tuttle, Mrs. Nelson, and Mrs. Monaco) always helpful to me and if you have a question that needs to be answered they will gladly answer it and even help you some more. We play fun games and they always make me laugh. Some times when i am down and sad I can trust them so i go to them and tell them about my problems. They are sometimes nice but if you get them mad they will get on your back and you will have to work.
    I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 9, 2008 at 3:01 am |
  13. Kaitlyn Jessica and Karina.

    The BEST teacher EVER in the WHOLE WORLD is Mr. Bennett he is a great social studies teacher and a great coach, If you have any questions on your mind then you can come and talk to him. You can have alot of questions and he has tons of answers, and he also has great ways to help you study!: ) Mr Bennett Keep it up!:D

    May 9, 2008 at 9:10 am |
  14. Rob

    Mr.McDowel he is the best teacher in the world we have fun and we learn about new things

    May 9, 2008 at 10:41 am |
  15. Michael

    Mrs. Hillenbrabd is supr awesome! She teaches us the coolest stuff ever! She is always in a good mood and even taught me origami!!!! I LOVE HER SO MUCH!

    May 9, 2008 at 11:42 am |
  16. Nathin and Sam

    I live in hartland and my favorite teacher is Mr.Denzer because he is the coolest guy on earth! He teaches us every thing there is to know about social studies and helps students all the time.

    May 9, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  17. Patrick and Brad

    We are also big fans of Mr.Denzer. He is a great listener to other kids ideas during class and he explaines things very well! He teaches us good morals on life.

    May 9, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  18. Nathin

    I live in Hartland and I think that Mr.Denzer is the coolest guy on earth!! He teaches us good morals andeverything there is to know about social studies. He is a very good explainer and always helps kids after school everyday.

    May 9, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  19. Sam

    Mr. Lizzio is the best teacher EVER! He teaches us to always have a passion for what you are learning and behind every one of his stories are great morals. He is by far the funniest teacher I've ever had! Granted, some of the jokes are terrible, but you can't help but to laugh!


    May 9, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  20. Alan

    My BEST would have to be Mr. Smeenge who is my Social Studies and my Bible teacher. He teachers us so much and He dos it such fun ways.:)

    May 9, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  21. Sam and Brad

    Our favorite teacher [Mrs. Procida] is totally awesome. She taught us so, so much about social studies. She rarely yells and everyone in CDW likes her.

    May 9, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  22. Tam and Brenton

    Ms. Jones rock!!!

    May 9, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  23. Tam

    Ms.Jones is a cool teacher. I thihk she should get pay more money for being a cool teacher. she is the coolest teacher ever.Thankyou Ms.Jones for geting me ready for the EOG you rock Ms.Jones!!!

    May 9, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  24. Tiffani

    Ms. Kolarich is the best teacher on earth she has helped me when i needed it

    May 9, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  25. Abby

    My favorite teacher is Mr.Easlick. He really puts a meaning to staying in school and makes learning fun. Both my parents had him as a teacher when they were kids and they both tell me how AWESOME he really is. I ♥ YOU MR.E!!!

    May 9, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  26. Jordyn

    Mr. Walker-Graham is Beast he has taught me and our entire class so much about government. He told us that if he didnt make it on CNN student news that he wouuld double our homework, But i still think that he deserves to be mentioned as the best teacher !

    May 9, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  27. Lesley [=

    I would have to say Mr.Asad is the greatest teacher ever!!!!!He never gives us homework.He teaches us things we are actually interested in.Too bad he's leaving us ]= We love you Mr.Asad!!!!

    May 9, 2008 at 6:30 pm |
  28. zachery

    my fav teacher is mr. Buckner. He tries to make jokes that make sense but they normally aren't very funny. he teaches alot about what is happening around the world like you.

    May 9, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  29. barbara

    I just want to thank my teacher from CLMS for helping me come back and fit in

    teachers Miss,Gaunzini Mrs,Spyhalla Mrs,hinch Mr, Shullte Mr, Asleson Mrs. Mckinnon Mrs, Sangren Mr. Hoel and Mr. Odergard.


    May 9, 2008 at 11:33 pm |
  30. Tam

    Ms.Jones is a cool teacher. I thihk she should get pay more money for being a cool teacher. she is 56 and she is the coolest teacher ever.Thankyou Ms.Jones for geting me ready for the test you rock Ms.Jones!!!

    May 9, 2008 at 11:47 pm |
  31. unkown

    the best teacher in the world in mrs. mirra well not everyone thinks that but im just saying this cause she watches the news with us everyday and i want her to see this


    May 10, 2008 at 7:40 am |
  32. Austin

    My best teacher was my teacher Ms. Fran from my pre-school. This is a shoutout to all me teachers in Ohio, Misouri, Nebraska, and florida


    May 10, 2008 at 8:36 am |
  33. Victoria

    My favorite teacher is my mom.
    She teaches in the classroom and life-lessons everyday.
    Happy Mothers Day Mom!!!!!!!!! : )

    May 10, 2008 at 7:48 pm |
  34. Darcy

    I think all my teachers are great Mr.Davis is a great math teacher and Geoghrapy teacher.

    May 10, 2008 at 8:50 pm |
  35. Nick

    One of my best teachers is Mrs. Bennett. She helps us learn through fun activities that we can really connect with. Go Mrs. Bennett!!!

    May 11, 2008 at 1:16 pm |
  36. Kaylee

    My favorite teacher I've had so far in my education has been Mrs. Vibbert, my social studies teacher. She's taught me about why you should be thankful for what we have today as Americans, and how we should respect and remember our history.

    May 11, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  37. Anonymous

    Mr.Pratt is the best teacher ever with no competition. He is very calm and extreamly funny

    May 11, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  38. Chilton Middle School Student

    Mr.Pratt Rox. He is the absolute best Social Studies teacher ever and he needs to know that.

    May 11, 2008 at 5:55 pm |
  39. stephen

    my favorite teacher is Mrs. chambers, she was the only person that i could talk to when ever i felt lonely or really sad. she was like a mother to me

    May 11, 2008 at 7:11 pm |
  40. amanda

    All of my teachers are soooooooooooo awesome and I love all of them. I absolutly love giving my teachers hugs! I love you Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Landers, Mrs. Packo, Ms. Soltez, Mrs. Rabosky, and Mrs. Haski!!!!

    May 11, 2008 at 8:18 pm |
  41. Rachel

    I think my teacher Mrs. Gehring is the bomb!! She always teaches us to be responsible and to do the right thing. I am excited for middle school next year, but i don't want to leave this special teacher behind!

    May 12, 2008 at 11:06 am |
  42. cuellar

    mrs.cuellar from my cy creek high school is the best teacher ive ever known she is awsome and inspiring i don't think i would be who i am today if it wasn't for her.

    May 12, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  43. Marissa

    My favorite teacher by far is Mrs. Fouse. She is an awesome teacher. She always makes the class so fun. She is very nice and is the coolest teacher i have ever had.

    May 12, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  44. Garrett

    All of my teachers are awesome. there the best teachers i ever had.But my favorite teacher has to be Mrs.Kuhn.

    May 12, 2008 at 7:56 pm |
  45. Kwencey

    The best teacher I have ever had is Mrs. Mary Jo Forch! She has made history my favorite subject! I am even going to major in it when I go to college in two years! I really hope that some day I can be as great a teacher as she is to me!

    May 13, 2008 at 9:23 am |
  46. De'Rico

    My favorite and best teacher that I have had so far is Mrs.Deloatch my 6th and 7th grade English teacher.She encouraged me and all of her other students to do their best.She made English fun and made students wants to learn.

    May 13, 2008 at 12:13 pm |
  47. stephen

    my favorite teacher was Mrs Jizi from Vance Charter School in north carolina. She was the first english teacher that i liked for her work style and not for her lack of work. She had an very different style of teaching and i respected that alot.

    May 13, 2008 at 12:14 pm |
  48. Jaime

    My teachers are all equal, but I think that the best would be my social studies teacher [Mrs. Gaerttner]. She is the the one that shows us CNN and we love it! I hope that she keeps showing it because it is very interesting.

    May 13, 2008 at 12:49 pm |
  49. Bill

    My teacher, Mrs. Southwick, is the best teacher EVER!!!! She even bought the class a Nintendo Wii

    May 13, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  50. Stephen

    Mrs.Southwick Rules!!!!!!!!!! WOO Mrs.Southwick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YA!!!!!!!WOO HOO!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU MRS.SOUTHWICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  51. neb

    My teacher Mrs. Southwick RUUUUUULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have squirt-gun fights, and we get snow-cones.

    May 13, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  52. Trever

    Mr. Smith is my most liked teacher, he has a sense of humor, most of all he explains everything that we go over and provides help to students that need it. (Blaine high school)

    May 13, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  53. Elizabeth

    I would have to say that my favorite teacher of all times would be The one and only, Ms. Hajney(Hay-ne). I'm not only picking Ms Hajney( Hay-ne) as my favorite teacher becuase she's my current teacher, but becuase she knows what she's doing in being a teacher adn also is at the same time, SUPER FUNNY! She has a little daughter who she always tells funny stories about. Ms. Hajney i would say is By Far the most awesomest teacher I've ever had! (I also think my classmates would agree!) GO MS.HAJNEY!

    May 13, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  54. Andrew

    Mrs. Green and Mrs.Hentz were seriously the best teachers ever! Mrs. Hents taught us SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many things, and Mrs. Green is just plain awesome with her niceness. (I know her name ryhmes with mean, but that is not the definition of her).

    May 13, 2008 at 9:06 pm |
  55. Mahkia

    At our school, Mr. Fauque is definitely the best teacher ever. He has taught for over 44 years, and he deserves some recognition for all that he does. He works days and sometimes nights and weekends with students competing in science fairs. Above all, he is a caring, kind, and very wise man who puts more than his fair share of work. All of us students have been touched!

    May 14, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  56. Kayla

    My favorite teacher is Mrs.Stuart. I never liked Social Studies until now. That's what a great teacher she is.

    May 14, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  57. Paola

    Mr. Kerr is the best Geography teacher because he teaches us about many other things other than Geography. I love his class and the things we learn are life lessons.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  58. Alexandria

    Mrs. Forch and Mr. Johnson are my two favorite teachers. Mr. Johnson makes science fun and is an awesome teacher! Mrs. Forch is a great teacher too...(I have her 4 times a day haha!!) She lets us have snacks once a week, which is just AWESOME!! 🙂 thanks for being such great teachers!!

    May 15, 2008 at 11:24 am |
  59. Megan


    May 15, 2008 at 11:39 am |
  60. shante

    my favorite teacher ever is mrs.spears because you could always go to her when you had a personal problem you could always trust that she wouldnt tell anyone

    May 15, 2008 at 12:20 pm |
  61. Amber

    My favorite teacher is Ms. Rawlings because she not only taught us Algebra to the best of her ability, butbecuase her teaching went out of this world with teaching us anout love, and life. She was the awsomest teacher ever.

    May 15, 2008 at 12:28 pm |
  62. Trevor

    I want to give a shout out to all the sixth grade teachers at the Bowling Green Junior High School. And tell them that they are the best and to always keep teaching.

    May 16, 2008 at 9:10 am |
  63. Lizzie

    my favorite teacher was the french fry!!! :]

    May 17, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  64. Brooke

    This is an easy one for me my favorite teacher is Mrs.Roberson. She is awesome. Mrs.Roberson has let us do so many cool things this year. Mrs.Roberson has taught us so much. She always goes the extra mile for us. she is a very spenial person to me and will always have a special place in my heart.

    May 20, 2008 at 1:01 pm |
  65. celinna

    My favorite teacher is Mr.Jackson he rules he has the best jokes and loves to make me laugh alot.So thank you Mr.Jackson for all you've done and all the laughs,most importantly thanks for being my favorite teacher.

    May 20, 2008 at 5:55 pm |
  66. Ellie

    Mrs. Vaughn makes EVERYTHING fun about school, but at the same time, we learn a lot. my grade improved tremendously this year!!

    May 20, 2008 at 6:25 pm |
  67. Christine

    I think that the best teacher ever is Mrs. Bennett. She is very fun and makes everybody in the class excited. She makes everything that we learn in school fun and we all still get what she talks about. She does the funniest and weird things, including singing songs just to make us laugh. She does many other weird things . . .

    May 21, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  68. Jenny and Megan

    Our favorite teacher is Mr.Taveau becuase for one he's awesome and he dedicated to his students and is always willing to help us! He also lets us watch the awesome cnn student news everyday. we just wanted to regonize all for what he does for us!!
    thanks Mr.Taveau

    May 22, 2008 at 9:17 am |
  69. unknown

    I just want to say a sincere thank you to Mrs. McCafferty at one of the best schools I have ever been to. Since we have moved, I miss her more than ever and can only hope she might see this comment someday. Thank you so much for making a difference in my life! She is fun, makes classtime fun, yet also keeps the class in order, and we accomplish more than I ever have in a class!

    Thank you

    May 22, 2008 at 12:54 pm |
  70. Mike

    Mrs. Foster (my science teacher) is my favorite teacher. She reminds me of Miss Frizzle from that show "The Magic Schoolbus".

    May 22, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  71. Andy

    I would say Mr. Carper ( Atlantic High School, Fl ) but his bicepts are too intimidating

    May 23, 2008 at 1:06 am |
  72. Kimberly

    Mr. Cassutt is the best teacher ever! He makes history and geography fun, and I didn't think I'd ever be able to like those subjects. He also lets us watch Student News every day. He also has an amazing sense of humor, making us all laugh. That's why he's our favorite teacher!

    May 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  73. Diana

    I have way too many good teachers to pick a favorite, but I will mention Mrs. Schrieber, whose now Mrs. Huberd, for teaching all I need to get myself out of criminal and civil cases, what to do when I'm arrested, and also giving me M&Ms each day in 4th period. Here's your wedding gift!!

    May 23, 2008 at 9:51 pm |
  74. Deborah

    Mr. Scott is the BEST teacher ever!
    He makes social studies rock and he can rap really good. He even makes economics seem so intresting we never want to stop learning!

    May 24, 2008 at 12:20 pm |
  75. chadwick

    Thanks Mr.Gallagher for giving me the chance to pass your class. and to all my teachers from past and present.Peace out

    May 27, 2008 at 10:07 am |
  76. Shantel

    I want to give a shout out to all the eighth grade teachers at the
    Lawton Chiles Middle School. And tell them that they are the best and to always keep teaching.

    May 28, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  77. sara

    my greatest teacher is my uncle BOB!!! he has brain cancer and is paralized on his left side!! but he has taught me to never give up and keep fighting for what you want most in life!! thanks to him im about to graduate high school and go on to college

    May 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm |
  78. sara


    May 29, 2008 at 12:49 pm |
  79. Shay

    My favorite teacher is probably the one i have now . . . shes so funny. Shell tell us a lame joke and then she says " don't ya get it? Your supposed to laugh . . ." then everyone will be like oh ya sooo funny HA HA HA HA!! She always tells us stories about when she was a kid too . . . those are actually funny. We used to have 'the joke of the day' or 'the story of the day.' SHES THE BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!

    May 30, 2008 at 12:11 pm |
  80. Hailey

    I'm at Oak Point in Minnesota. We are raising money up for are chinese teacher. Her parents lost everything but them and there dog from the earthqauke. We just got some info that they bought a tent. Are goal is to make 1,500. So she can send the money over to them and they can chinese money and mabye buy a house and some food.


    May 30, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  81. Alex

    My teacher is so cool. After we work we always play spam ball its so fun. So I made up a word for him, Spamtastic.

    May 30, 2008 at 7:12 pm |
  82. Miranda

    Mrs.rowicki if this is on the show i want to say you rock and these teachers got nothing on you thanks for putting up with our antics

    May 30, 2008 at 8:27 pm |
  83. Sochil and Edgar

    the best teacher is mr.dares because he teach us something new every day. CANADA ROCKS!!

    May 31, 2008 at 12:17 pm |
  84. alesha

    Mr.Brock i just want to let you know your a amazing, spontaneous teacher and i appperciate all you all you taught me this year !!!!

    June 1, 2008 at 6:34 pm |
  85. Anonymous

    mr.winewr is the best career ed. teacher in the world... his kind ,patient, n his class is a blast...

    June 2, 2008 at 8:28 pm |
  86. Erick

    Mr.Winer's class is a blast, and it is da the end of the year and i dont want to leave. his class is fun, cool, and informative. he is a great teacher he is funny, nice, and really patient.

    June 2, 2008 at 8:32 pm |
  87. CARL FAN

    CARL IS MY FAVORITE TEACHER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 3, 2008 at 8:00 pm |
  88. Abby

    I would like to honor my 5th and 6th grade teacher, Mr.Arend, I will always remember how he would do D.O.L in the U.S.A. And when we were done, he would turn off the transparency, and say that the aliens did it. He taught me how to be open-minded, stay positive, to somewhat like math, and to get over "Troy" (lol). But on of the things that stood out for the past two years, is how he never stopped believing in me. I know for a fact that my class will miss him dearly, but we probably will all be back to visit him. (I know I will!) So, in conclusion, thank you so much Mr.Arend for being my teacher!

    June 16, 2008 at 11:30 pm |
  89. Evie

    I would have to say potatoes are my favorite teacher just like it is Hill and Oliver's. stay punny carl!

    July 13, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  90. heather

    My favorite teacher is Mrs. hwang.
    She always told her stories to me.
    She is a funny person.

    July 19, 2008 at 11:42 pm |
  91. In Korea


    July 28, 2008 at 8:24 pm |