Thursday, September 4, 2008

Student Email

Tonight I just received an email from a student in my world history class. She mentioned that her little cousin was diagnosed with leukemia and even though she hadn’t been in my class long, she said “I felt I could tell you…what should I do?” I am moved that she already feels safe enough with me in the second week of school to share something so personal. Even though at times I have a frustrating day and I get mad at my bulging classes of 50 and the lazy and helpless attitudes of my students-- it is little things like this that reinforce why I decided to change careers, take out student loans and become a teacher. It also makes my 14 hour-day not so tiring.

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