Tears And Cheers
--by sfolson48, posted Feb 11, 2009
I am a high school teacher in a small school in a very rural area. My personal "goal" each year is to greet each student in the hallway by their name at least twice every week. Graduation is coming up so people are becoming very sentimental.
Today a senior student zoomed over to me in the hall and handed me an envelope. In it was a Thank You note which read, in part, "Thank you for talking to me when no else would. Thank you for saying hello to me in the hall. No one else says hello to me. Thank you for visiting with me about what books I've read and how my cats are." This student is a shy person and not too socially fluent. School is tough for her because "there are so many people in one building".
Her note meant so much to me and of course, I started crying. Inside I also cheered because she took the time and energy to "connect" which is what I hope all students will be able to do. I love teaching and am so lucky to be able to go to work at a job I love. What a lovely gift I received from this student.
Thanks for posting
Thanks for sharing.
I have a drawer full of them myself :-)
Keep it up!