July 11, 2014

What My Students Think of Me

For today's Blogging Challenge, we were asked what our students would say about us. While I could certainly give you my opinion this, I figured it would be better if I simply asked them myself. I have been fortunate to build lasting relationships with many of my former students, some who are now college students (which makes me feel super old), and I keep in touch with many of them through Facebook. So... here's what I posted in preparation for this post:

What do my students think of me? Good question! Let's ask them... 

And here are their answers, verbatim:

RT: Fun loving, relatable, and creative.

SS: The worst! Just kidding. Super fun, helpful, exciting, energetic, and passionate (and everything Rachel said)

CK: Let's see what I can remember from 5 years ago... You were the best! Always there for your students and willing to listen and help. :)

VP: Relatable or warm hearted. 

CB: Energy filled and a huge desire to have her students learn about education and their own lives.

EZ: Enthusiastic, caring, and genuinely trying to get to know each student and make learning fun. :)

KW: AMAZING! and the best teacher in the world and still my favorite teacher!

NK: AH, JD, and I still talk about all the fun and creative memories we had in your class. You always gave us a good laugh and were there to listen to our crazy stories.

JK: How to rage!

As you can see, I have pretty much the best students in the world! I mean, I certainly wouldn't expect any of them to tell me I'm awful or boring, but they definitely didn't have to respond at all. It makes my heart happy whenever I hear from my kiddos, and this thread pretty much has me beaming!

I wish I could use this as a letter of recommendation! :)

6 comments:

  1. How nice!! Great idea to ask your former students.
    Alyce

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  2. That should be part of your job applications, for middle school students to openly admit they love their teacher says something about your relationship with them. The best response I ever over heard a student tell a new student: as long as you do what she wants shes cool. I guess that pretty much sums me up.

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  3. Are your kiddos on your facebook? I have a separate fb account but they rarely interact with me on it....so cool that your kids will leave you comments at your request and I can see that you're an awesome teacher!

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  4. AWWWW!!!! I love the "how to rage!" You need to print these out and put them in a book! DO IT!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  5. That's so cool! I love how you went to them yourself and asked them. I have a teacher FB account, and I keep in touch with my formers that way too. I love being able to see what they're doing and keep in touch with them.

    Ali
    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

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