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Can I AW for a minute?

Things have been really bad at work lately.  The state of education nationwide is horrible and my district has been without a contract for over 3 years. Teacher morale is at an all time low.  So when I got home tonight I found this letter from a new student's mother.  It reminded me of why I get up in the morning.  I just thought I'd share this for all the teachers out there that feel my pain.

Ms. ****,

 

I would like to introduce myself.  I am ***'s mom, ****, and I would like to thank you for making your chemistry class a fun learning environment.  **** absolutely adores you already, and is finally learning some chemistry because it is being presented in a manner in which she comprehends.

 

To hear her say "I LOVE MY NEW CHEMISTRY CLASS" makes me confident that I made the right decision.  Every other sentence out of her outh is "Ms. *** is so nice!" 

 

To not see that anxiety on her face, and hear that she has gained back some of her self-confidence is worth the world to me! **** is no longer afraid to make a mistake or ask a question.

 

So.. thank you for all that you are doing and for who you are, Ms. ***!  You have certainly made a difference in the life of one child this year; and I suspect there are many others!

 

Very Sincerely,

 
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    Wow! What a wonderful letter of appreciation. Good for you Hoboken! 

    Teachers are not nearly as appreciated, rewarded, or compensated for the impact they have on our society today, and it's really a sad thing. 

    You should feel very proud of yourself. 

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    Awesome!

    It makes me realize, again, how quickly we write a letter for complaints and rarely write ones for appreciation.

    It sounds like you are an amazing teacher!

     

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    Yay!!  I love hearing positive feedback from parents.  Keep it up Hoboken.  Great teachers make all the difference to kids

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    Congratulations Hoboken.  My HS Chem teacher was a very sweet man but it is still the only class I have ever failed because I could not understand anything that he was trying to teach us.  It's nice to know there are some chem teachers who can make the subject fun and are able to get their students to understand it.
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    Wonderful!
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    That's great! You should be very proud
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    Awesome! I wish I could say that about my chem professor.
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    So today I found out my homeroom was voted Homeroom of the Month for January.  It's been a good week.
     
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    Awww, that's awesome!
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    That's a really nice letter.  I remember my high school chemistry class fondly... I was fortunate to have a teacher who knew how to make his subject fun and educational at the same time -- it sounds like you're the same kind of teacher and that's great.
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    That's so neat! A couple of years ago I reached out to my old HS track coach when I ran my first marathon to tell her how much she had inspired me. I hope I brought her as much joy as this brings you!
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    Congrats Hoboken! Take it from someone whose life was turned around by just one teacher giving a damm, YOU are an angel, and are impacting lives to a depth that most people can only dream of. Someone someday will look back and say that you made their life better, if they haven't already.
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    I am so happy to see this!! You certainly earned the praise. :-)
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_can-i-aw-for-a-minute?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:087d1e47-7d4f-4f5f-bf3b-d19901b09756Post:4580ee60-f177-4090-bac2-6dd39411fc5f">Re: Can I AW for a minute?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I am so happy to see this!! You certainly earned the praise. :-)
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    Hoboken, I am also a NJ teacher and know how you feel. But what a great letter! This is what reminds you of why you became a teacher.
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