Friday, January 27, 2012

Makes it all worthwhile...

You know honestly if I'd known then what I know now...I don't know if I would have chosen to be a teacher. The government imposing all these new rules and things...well, it does help "weed" out the bad teachers or those just still in the system because tenure made it to hard to fire them. But, it does make it hard on teachers like me who care and who do everything they can to help and better their students. Nowadays, you're not just their teacher, you're their parent albeit mother or father or sometimes both. There are days when it's tiring, and I wonder what the heck did I get myself into. There are days when I just want to give up because I just don't understand how they don't understand it. Then, there are days that are amazing and have you floating on cloud nine. It's such a roller coaster ride being a teacher, and one that I'm not going to give up on no matter how many times I think I'm about to throw up. It's when you receive an email like this that you know you just have to keep on...


"Miss Belle This is _________ from last year I was just sending you this email because it seems like everytime I try to come see you I can't but want to tell you that I miss you SOOOOOOOO much and there is no teacher or classroom that has made so much improvement in my life. I remember the first time I came in your class no one thought we could get along with you, but now we can't get enough! You are the BEST teacher that I have ever had and you always will be, you pushed us so hard and never gave up on us! I know we also got you to smile when you tried not to, but I know you were put in my life for a reason and I will never forget you, I love you so much stay amazing and I hope you're happily married because that is one lucky guy to have you in his life."


**This is an email from a former student of mine last year that is now a freshman in high school. They had no idea it was my first year teaching. I wasn't going to EVER tell them that;) It's times like these that you know what you do for a living makes a difference, that your job affects others, that you are helping change the world. This is what makes my job worth it all...

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4 comments:

Northshore Prep said...

I got a little welled up reading that. What a wonderful thing to hear! Good for you; you are changing those kids for the better!

Tutti bella said...

Ah! That's the best feeling in the world :) To know you have made the difference in just one life! It's so worthwhile! They're lucky to have you!
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Whitney said...

that is amazing!

Texan Couture said...

That is so sweet!

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