What Students Remember Most About Teachers

I will say nothing so as not to ruin it.

Pursuit of a Joyful Life

Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall,

I saw you as you rushed past me in the lunch room. Urgent. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would ring calling all the students back inside. I noticed that your eyes showed tension. There were faint creases in your forehead. And I asked you how your day was going and you sighed.

“Oh, fine,” you replied.

But I knew it was anything but fine. I noticed that the stress was getting to you. I could tell that the pressure was rising. And I looked at you and made an intentional decision to stop you right then and there. To ask you how things were really going. Was it that I saw in you a glimpse of myself that made me take the moment?

You told me how busy you were, how much there was to do

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One thought on “What Students Remember Most About Teachers

  1. Thank you for this post! I followed the link to the original and I love it! I am a new teacher looking for a permanent position and with all of the interviews and demo lessons it makes me question my abilities and the lesson I bring to the table. I know what I create is good, but I know my concern for the kids is great. Reading this was a reassurance that I chose teaching for the right reasons and although I am struggling now it will be worth it one day!

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