I was lucky enough to get one of those today. I received an email from a former student's mom telling me that her child said I was a "genius" for teaching him a little trick for learning the metric system. It's not a trick I made up....got it from a book, but the important thing....it stuck. That little guy remembered what I taught him way back in fourth grade (he's an 8th grader now)!
I have received 3 emails like that in my few years of teaching and each one brings tears to my eyes and reminds me exactly why I'm doing what I do! If one little nugget of information sticks with just one kid and can help them after they leave my classroom I've done my job!
Teaching can be an exhausting and sometimes thankless job, but today I was reminded that while I may not hear all the thank you's all the time.... I'm making a difference! I adore every one of my students...past and present, and while the students in my very first class are juniors this year, I still think about them often. No matter how old they grow or how far away they go they will always have a little piece of my heart!
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