Just one song
--by Dennis826, posted Nov 20, 2022
I could tell he was warming up to me over the last year. I told him to think of a song he likes that has some English words in it and that I`ll play it on the broadcast for him. He eventually recommended a song. I actually really liked the song so I put in on the broadcast and made sure to announce his name, so everyone knew that he contributed and recommended such a great song. Needless to say, the boy was thrilled, and he`s been much happier and focused in English class ever since. While everyone else misunderstood him and pushed him away, I saw right through and knew that he just needed someone who acknowledged him and give him a chance. There`s still a language barrier between us, but words aren`t needed, you can always sense where you`re at with someone. He recently walked by me and gave me the most genuine smile that I`ve ever seen. My coworker turned to me and said "I`ve never seen him smile like that before. How did you get through to him?" "I gave him a chance," I said, "through just one song."
As a teacher, you are doing a great job. May other teachers and even parents get inspired by your story. Thanks for sharing.