And there is special reason to do it this week as the country celebrated Thank A Teacher Day.
Who was your favourite in the classrooms of South Tyneside and are they included in our retro feature?
We have scenes from Westoe Crown and St Bede’s RC Primary. We have teachers at schools in Hebburn and Westoe.
So why not take a look and see if you can recognise someone you know.
1. Val Leek and Helen Armstrong at Seaburn Dene Primary
A 1997 photo showing Seaburn Dene Primary School. Class Five from Seaburn Dene Primary School put on their wheels to raise cash for the Macmillan Nurses Appeal, with teachers Val Leek and Helen Armstrong joining them. Photo: Sunderland Echo
2. Allyson Turnbull at Academy 360
Sunderland's Academy 360 held a wig fundraiser for CLIC Sargent in 2016. In the picture, from left, were Rebecca Garnham, Ben Brian, Katie Sollars, Liam Douglas and Bailey Groves with teacher Allyson Turnbull. Photo: Stu Norton
3. Trease Crumley at New Silksworth Academy
Careers day at New Silksworth Academy with dance lessons in 2018. Teacher and aspiration lead, Trease Crumley was pictured taking part in the Now Press Play interactive session. Photo: Stu Norton
4. Joanna Brown at Town End Primary School
Back to 1994 for this view of Town End Primary nursery pupils with teacher Joanna Brown. Photo: Sunderland Echo