What Students Remember Most About Teachers

Pursuit of a Joyful Life

Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall,

I saw you as you rushed passed me in the lunch room. Urgent. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would ring calling all the students back inside. I noticed that your eyes showed tension. There were faint creases in your forehead. And I asked you how your day was going and you sighed.

“Oh, fine,” you replied.

But I knew it was anything but fine. I noticed that the stress was getting to you. I could tell that the pressure was rising. And I looked at you and made an intentional decision to stop you right then and there. To ask you how things were really going. Was it that I saw in you a glimpse of myself that made me take the moment?

You told me how busy you were, how much there was to do

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3 Responses to What Students Remember Most About Teachers

  1. jhaycilou says:

    I enjoy reading this blog! thanks for sharing!

  2. Sam says:

    Hey Cindy,
    What a great insight into the importance of impressions. I feel as though what students remember most is the relationship with their teachers-and what kind of person they perceive their teacher to be. This means that hey way we present ourselves to students is vital. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This was so great to read! Thanks for sharing!

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