P is for Positive Feedback #AtoZChallenge

April 19, 2017

I met with two of my classes for the last time today.

In the first class (creative writing), I had more than one student tell me that they enjoyed the class. Creative writing is a fun class, right? So I think the bar was set pretty low. But then! A student tells me that she loved the class and she wants to be a professor and I am her favorite teacher and just cemented her desire to become a professor.


Then, on my way to my last class of the day, I ran into a former student. And he told me he had just this week looked back at the blog he created for the class. “I put so much work into your class, and I don’t even like English. I want to thank you.”


And then in my last class, one of my students said, “I would get so mad at you for being so picky about the missed periods and stuff in MLA, but now I pay more attention when I proofread to make sure I haven’t missed anything.”

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I have no idea what this GIF is from, but it works. source

So, yes, I teach my students and sometimes they learn things. And sometimes I even get a chance to find out about it.

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Blogging from A to Z is a challenge that runs through the month of April.

For the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year, my theme is gratitude. Every day, I am going to post about something I am grateful for. Tune in tomorrow to see what I pick for Q.



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  1. shopgirlanonymous

    Even harder to leave the class after all that kind feedback as well. When I left my last class I taught I was met with a slew of stories from that day’s free writes that were apocalyptic over Mrs. E departure, and then those reminiscing about the zany adventures. I wish I knew where any of those were…it was near a decade ago..I should have held onto them tighter.

  2. calensariel

    I think you need to pronounce a blessing on them every day as they head out the door. Something Scott Bakula’s character says on NCIS: New Orleans. “Go! Learn things!!!” :D I LOVE that!

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  3. GirlGriot

    This is wonderful! And I love that you chose a theme for your A to Z and that it’s gratitude! That’s such a great idea.

  4. truenorthbricks

    It’s always nice to hear when students realize and appreciate the things you do for them. I teach middle school science, and one of my students came up to me this year and begged me to start teaching grade nine so he could be in my class again. My heart just melted.

    • Akilah

      Oh that is so amazing! YAY.


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