I was having a conversation with a small group of eighth graders I've been working with for the past two years when I brought up something that happened in my classroom at my old school. This was the conversation that ensued:
Student: Wait, you had your own classroom?
Me: Yes, not here. Over at *****.
Student: I didn't know that. What did you teach there?
Me: 7th grade language arts.
Student: How long?
Me: I was there for the two years before I was here.
Student: You know they loved you, right?
Me: Who did?
Student: The students.
Me: How do you know?
Student: Just trust me. I know they did. They thought you were awesome! And they miss you now.