What Every Teacher Wants to Hear

Today was my last class with my seniors (they spend 1 semester with me and then swap to another English teacher for the next semester).  We spent the last few minutes of class reflecting on what worked and what they would change for my next group. It was a productive conversation and they had some great ideas.

As we wrapped things up, I reminded them that they can always come borrow books and to email me if they want any recommendations or want to share books with me.  They started chatting amongst themselves as they packed up and one student stopped me as she got ready to leave the room. She said one simple sentence and continued on to her last period class.

“Thank you for reminding me that I love reading”.

Needless to say, I smiled for the rest of the day. :)

 

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7 Responses

  1. Isn’t it great when one sentence can make our day!!

  2. so glad to have you as my colleague :-)

  3. Wow. That brought tears to my eyes. Too often the way reading is taught in school these days we do everything possible to make students run the other way from reading. Thanks for sharing!

  4. How ironic is this… I had a student today say almost the same thing to me. It was a student who basically refused to read at the beginning of the year and he came up to me today and said, “Thank you for getting me more interested in reading. I haven’t felt this way in a long time.”

    Wow. My heart was so full.

  5. That is so awesome, Sarah! Talk about a community of readers!

  6. Yay! That is a wonderful thing to hear from a young reader!

  7. That is AWESOME! I love it when my students say things that melt my heart.

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