Sometimes there are things that can tug at the heart.
A teacher told me that she had a student in her class who had never communicated with anyone. When she got her SMART Board the young boy obviously wanted to write on it. He took the pen and wrote yop. The teacher took the pen and wrote boy. She said, “I think you mean boy.” He wrote yop again. The teacher believed that there was a breakthrough. He was spelling incorrectly BUT this was the first time he had ever tried to communicate with anyone.
The teacher told me that she was so excited about this first step but little did she know at the time that there was a bigger surprise to follow. The next day, the student approached the teacher and pulled something out of his backpack… a bottle of YOP, the yogurt drink. OH my goodness, she shed a few tears that day.
What are your perks for being a teacher? Looking forward to hearing your responses!