Comment from: Aunt Bann [Visitor]
Aunt Bann

You ROCK, Lady! My hat is off to you! Keep up the good work–those students NEED teachers like you!!!

12/13/13 @ 21:53
Comment from: diana [Member]

Thanks, Aunt Bann. :)

This sounds idealist, but…just as I try to be the sort of person I want to know, I try to emulate the teachers who have made a difference in my life. Today was confirmation that I’m a little closer to living up to that, unless you count the occasion freshman who asks if they can request to be in my class for their literature course next year (which they can’t).

After the first time I read a poem to them (just because I have an amazing poem I love sharing with my students), my freshmen asked me from time to time to just read to them. They didn’t care that it was “boring” feminist literature or whatever. They just wanted to be read to.

That runs in the family, though–the ability to read aloud well. &#59;)

d

12/13/13 @ 22:08
Comment from: Hinermad [Visitor]
Hinermad

Diana,

It sounds like you have a lot to be happy about. Plus you know what they say about bragging - it’s ain’t bragging if you can do it.

Linda read Bel Canto a couple of years ago and told me about it. She was quite moved by the humanity of it, although I don’t know if the idea of art being so fulfilling registered with her. (Or maybe it did and she just didn’t mention it, since my reading tastes lean more toward escapist and epic fantasy.)

I’m glad to hear that you’ve found your groove, and that you’re making such an impact on your students. Well done, my friend!

Dave

12/14/13 @ 08:31
Comment from: diana [Member]

Thanks, Dave! :)

I never cease to be stunned at how profoundly my students react to my teaching. This was as much of a “really?! wow!” post as it was anything else. So awesome.

I want to adopt them all. &#59;)

d

12/14/13 @ 11:46
Comment from: Hinermad [Visitor]
Hinermad

Diana,

Adopt? Kids that good, you shouldn’t keep to yourself. The world needs them.

Dave

12/14/13 @ 11:57
Comment from: diana [Member]

Nobody keeps their kids anyway, do they? You teach them what you have to teach and release them into the wild.

d

12/15/13 @ 13:31


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