A Good Karma Kinda Day
I get to work and this email is in my inbox:
Thank you so much for the 1st Annual Drama Festival, it was a great experience for our students to share with the other 8th graders their hard work.
I need to tell you, that this moment (as well as showtime on March 18th) made a big difference to my students. I need to share with you that this gift of performing in this play has made a very big difference in the lives of some of the students, namely R and T. This performance was a shining moment for them and I truly believe that this moment is now in their soul forever; just one more nugget of confidence and self-worth that no one can take away. I’d like to thank you especially Apple, for planting that seed in T. He’s had a very tough life and is going through a tough time now……but this golden nugget will be apart of him forever.
Thanks so much for the department for giving these students the opportunity to shine!!
With love & respect,
I don’t mean for this to become a, “brag blog”, that’s not my intent. It’s just that I spend so much of my time talking about the ugly side of teaching. My trials and tribulations, the disrespect. I am a firm believer that you get back what you put out there. I spend a lot of time feeling like I’m putting my heart and soul into things that nobody notices and feeling like in spite of my best efforts I’m not making a difference. So when people do notice, when I do make a difference, it’s humbling and amazing to me.
It’s just a reminder to keep spreading the love.