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hurtbs
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Wink  Posted: 7:39 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

Every once in a while, you get a reminder of why you teach. Today, a student came to talk to me rather sheepishly. She told me she might have to switch her Math class which could mean she would have to switch history to accommodate. She asked what other periods I teach. I let her know and then also told her another teacher taught the same class and she could also switch to that section.

"I would hate to see you go to another class. You're so great to have in class, but I understand."

she then said, again sheepishly, "Is it okay, Ms. Hurtbs, that even if I Have to change classes I can still come talk to you? History is really hard for me, but I really like the way you teach it. You explain things really well."

I nearly hugged her. Sometimes, you get a good reminder of why you teach. Such a sweetheart.

[This message edited by hurtbs at 7:40 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)]


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 7:48 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

Awwwww That's nice.


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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 7:50 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)


AKA Moo

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scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 8:04 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

Wonderful...something you will keep in your heart always.
Especially when you read one of those articles that complain that we work only nine months and get paid too much!


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hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 8:06 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

@scaredy - wait, are you saying that you don't work 9-2 only 8.5 months out of the year and just read a book to students?


Me BW Him XSAWH
DDays 2006, and then numerous more
Divorced 2012

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Asimov
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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 9:18 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

I read books to students who throw chairs and desks at me.


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DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
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click4it
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Default  Posted: 10:43 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

aw...this is why I am glad there are still teachers like you.


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h0peless
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Default  Posted: 10:45 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

Sometimes you need a reminder. I just made my third CPS call since last Monday this afternoon. I know they were all the right thing to do regardless of mandatory reporting laws but it always feels wrong.

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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 7:33 AM, September 5th (Thursday)

That is awesome Hurtbs -
History is one of those subject where the teacher can make it or break it. I had 3 super awesome history teachers, I was Lucky!!!

Keep on doing what you do!!!


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