Teachers: Your favorite moment?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 4
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Although I’m not a full fledged teacher yet (graduating tomorrow and just finished student teaching!), there have been some sweet sweet moments that just drove home why I’m doing what I’m doing.

One this semester was with a boy whom I’ll call George. It was clear in the first week of school that he was on the autism spectrum. He refused to make eye contact with anyone, would frequently be unable to verbalize his thoughts, was antisocial, broke down and sobbed during transitions, etc. He was tough, but I made him my project and knew I’d see George be successful. 

Now he makes eye contact with everyone (unless he is very upset). He’s written stories and asked to read them aloud in front of the class. He doesn’t shut down anymore. He just has so much more confidence. He’s made friends. I can’t believe it’s the same kid, and I am so glad I got to see and be part of his transformation.

Post # 6
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Teaching is the best!!!!!! Good for you and your little kiddo–congrats!!

Hmm, favorite teaching moments…. A high-school dropout, homeless, single mom got her GED after I volunteered tutoring her for 3 months. 🙂

One of my freshman composition students emailed me to say he took a creative writing class after my class because I had really given him confidence in his writing and inspired him with my love for poetry.

Love working with students. 🙂

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