It's the small things that make such a difference sometimes.
I've questioned myself alot as a teacher lately. I really haven't been the teacher I once was. I used to get complimented for how I talked to my kids and then this year people have commented on how loud I am. I don't like that one bit and I've been worried about how it's affected the kids in my class.
Well, today I noticed a little girl with pearl earrings. I had never noticed her wearing them before and so I complemented her. Here's how the conversation went:
Me: I like your earrings A.
A: Thanks. I got them pierced yesterday.
Me: That's really exciting. Did you know those are like my earrings? (I wear pearl earrings all the time and had them in today)
A: I know! (in a rather excited tone)
Me: Is that why you got them?
Just a little conversation, nothing impressive said. But, the fact that she admires me enough to get earrings like mine, says that I haven't been as bad of a teacher as I thought.
4 weeks ago