Mr. Glavac was my grade 7 teacher. Being from a small rural town, Mr. Glavac opened up a whole new world for me and my classmates. None of us had traveled outside our town. Mr. Glavac inspired us with stories of his travels behind the iron curtain into Eastern Europe, France, Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Italy. As a direct result of his sharing of his travel experiences, and making the outside world come alive, I was inspired to travel and teach in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, the Philippines, England and France.
He taught me grammar. He was insistent that we know good grammar and punctuation. He was the only teacher besides a high school teacher in my final year who spent the time and effort to teach good grammar. I’m glad he did. It made a big difference when I went to university and had to write essays.
I wasn’t into sports and the social scene. For students like me there wasn’t much to look forward to in school. Mr. Glavac introduced me to computers by starting a computer club with 6 Commodore 64 computers networked together. As a direct result of this, I became interested in computers and programming and now teach computers and technology.
Mr. Glavac made a difference in my life and inspired me to do my best.
Elementary School Vice-Principal Lindsay, Ontario, Canada