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Old 08-29-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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I wanted to share a positive "vent" and use it as momentum to hopefully carry me to a strong start to the year.

I received an email from a student I had last year for 9th grade US history. The student had a rough year personally last year, and they thanked me for being a consistent male model in their life. It really struck me how powerful just being you every day can be. As a still newish teacher it's always reassuring to know I'm doing a good job and I'm having an impact.

I know a lot of this job can be incredibly negative and frustrating but just know the job you're doing matters and you may be having a bigger impact than you realize in the moment


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What a tribute to you that a student took time to thank you. I know that email will stick with you through your life.
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It definitely did and I will definitely carry it with me for the rest of my life. I wasn't having a particularly good day so it was a nice little moment.

We all have a gift and we're pretty lucky to have the opportunity to try and make a difference
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Thank you for sharing--those are those bright moments and glad you printed it out. I keep things like that in a special folder at home to pull out once in a while. Glad you were there for that student.
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How great of you to share- it's moments like that that remind us why we do what we do. It's wonderful you were told of your impact so soon- now you can carry it with you forever. Life is good!


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Great job! And thanks for sharing! Terrific testament. That is the reason I have taught for so long. It's the most important part of what, and why, we teach. You never know how we can impact young people. Great job!
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That was what I call a teacher vitamin. Keeps you going and healthy for a long time. Good for you!
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