Some of my students wrote a letter for the state department’s Teacher Appreciation Day contest. After reading the letters, it gave me some insight as to what my students appreciate about me. I chose to use the letters as an informal evaluation tool to see what I am doing right,(or wrong). I found some of the responses quite amusing.:)
- I bustle (Vocabulary word) around on Twitter looking for people to Skype with.
- I am a cool teacher, even with my corny jokes.
- Even if one of the students make me angry, I don’t show my bad emotions out loud.
- I am the best motivator ever!
- I am nice, because if I won the Mega Millions, I would give every student a million dollars. (I did promise that-LOL)
- I always have a smile when I walk in, and it means to have a great day.
- If someone gets an answer wrong, I don’t pout.
- When they have a question, I always have an answer. (Hmmm…I think it just seems that way.:)
- I’m overprotective. (Yeah, those are MY babies, don’t mess with them!)
- I am very fun.
- I help with 5th grade drama. (This particular student added, “I’m not a part of it, but she always has great solutions.”)
- I care for them all the time.
- I am super cool. 🙂
- My effort shows to them.
- I make hard things easy, and easy things awesome!
- I don’t keep them outside when it drizzles, because I don’t want them to get sick. (Also, because I don’t want to get my hair wet!)
- I have a lot of cool websites.
- I taught them to never give up on themselves and never be scared to ask a question.
- I always repeat myself so that they can understand. (I thought it was because they weren’t listening to me. 🙂
- I have “rocking” teacher skills! Woo hoo! (I added the “Woo,hoo”part)
- I love all my students. (I really do)
- And most of all, I take my job seriously.
Comments on: "Teacher Appreciation:From the Mouths of Babes!" (7)
I am really enjoying your blog!
Thank you so much Deb! 🙂
Ditto on the blog enjoyment. Although I was never a classroom school teacher, I was a private music teacher for over 40 years so I can definitely relate to dealing with students and parents. Also, I’m in my second marriage now and I have an 8-year-old (step)daughter so I’m going through all this school stuff from a parent’s angle for the first time. (I didn’t have kids in my previous marriage).
Your blog is relevant to me, which is what attracted me initially. More importantly though, your blog is interesting, entertaining and informative which keeps me coming back. Thank you for your wonderful work!
All the best from Toronto,
Hello again. I am a regular visitor and enjoy your posts because i find them interesting and relevant. Quite often I find similarity in our thoughts and ideas. I guess we teachers think alike.
I have been teaching for 9 years now and most of my students are now in the senior school. When i visit their branch for observations and conducting training sessions they run towards me and the first question they ask is : “what is me name?” And it puts a smile on their face when they find out that after all these years I still remember their full names.
Few days ago on my visit to a senior branch I met them again and asked myself “Why do they still remember me ? May be I did something right..or wrong … I wanted to ask them but stopped .. May be i was afraid of the answer but after reading your post I think i need to find out ..I will ask them and share their responses on this forum ..
Thanks for sharing ..
You are welcome. I would be interested to hear how they respond. The fact that they are smiling when they greet you is a good sign. 🙂 I think it’s always a good thing to hear the opinion of those we spend so much time with.
Wonderful comments. You should be proud.
I am.:) They are what matters.