This post is dedicated to one of my students, who will know who he is, as I know he checks out my blog regularly. He’s an incredible person, and I can’t wait to see the wonderful things he continues to do as he moves through life. The thanks should truly be mine, as we have learned much from one another. So here goes:
Wow, I’ve had some great holiday gifts over the years, but I got one this year that meant more than almost any other one I’ve ever gotten in 37 years of teaching.
Earlier this week, I went to my school mailbox and saw a card. Opening it, I expected a holiday blessing with perhaps a small gift card enclosed. I wasn’t wrong… in it was a card signed by the parents and a note written by the student, along with a gift card. Just like many I’ve received over the years, right?
This one was from a FORMER student and his parents–a kid not even in my school any longer–he’s moved on to middle school. The parents began, “We can’t even begin to describe what a huge positive impact you’ve had on our son. . .”
Then, on the student’s note was a statement, “Because of you, I am interested more in technology, I am a better thinker, and I have become a great student.”
Doesn’t every teacher dream of helping students become a better thinker and becoming a great student?
What a great way to start a break.
Thanks, my friend, as I have learned from you, too! I’ll say again–I can’t wait to see the wonderful things you continue to do as you move through your life. Please keep in touch.