Friday, August 20, 2010

The little things our students notice

I had a gratifying moment at the end of two tiring days. I thought I would share this with my readers: 

After returning to school from a sporting excursion, a colleague informed me that he had met with the  mother of a current student of his (and former student of mine), Dorothy. During that meeting, the mother mentioned my name as a "mentor" and a "father figure" to her daughter. Apparently, young Dorothy used to go home and tell about Mr B who "said hello" to her.

This episode struck me by the fact that it was both simple and profound at the same time. How many little things do teachers do that touch their students in ways they are not even aware of?

I wanted to share this gratifying moment with you and I hope that you would do the same. Please share any such moments you have had in the comments.

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