Saturday, December 26, 2009

Reason #4, a & b, why I keep teaching.

why2You’re going to have to click on these pictures if you want to read them.   I got the first one from a student a few years ago.  He was in my first Web Design class, and as you might be able to infer from the letter, we had a lot of fun.

The second one was from a student this year.  She struggles in math, asks a millionwhy1 questions throughout my lectures, works pretty hard to get a B out of my class.  Sometimes, being constantly interrupted with questions can get a little frustrating, but I keep reminding myself that it’s better than sitting there silently, oblivious, and then when the test comes around staring at it and saying “I don’t get any of this.”

Just you don’t get the impression it’s all compliments, another student handed me a Christmas card this year and said “Here, my mom made me give cards to all my teachers.”

And finally, on the Chevron front, from one of the 20-something employees when we were talking about how Oregon doesn’t allow self-serve gas pumping.  He says “Having someone fill my gas tank for me would be like a complete stranger giving me a massage.”  Has is really been that long since we’ve had full-serve stations?



A Paperback Writer said...


Jeff said...

Thanks for sharing those letters. Those are awesome reminders of why we do what we do, aren't they?

Max said...

Yup, it's the little things in life that make it so enjoyable. And in teaching, it keeps us showing up every day.

Jannx said...

Hello Max. Happy holidays!!!

Those are very nice letters from your students. Thanks for sharing.

Max said...

Jannx, thanks, I hope you're having a great holiday also.