What Makes Teaching Worthwhile
Occasionally, my students surprise me.
Like when they exclaim in June, after a year of calling me Mrs., “You’re married?!”
Or, when they announce, “My feet smell good today.” (They definitely did not smell good that day.) I say, “Oh?” and they say, “Yeah, I put perfume on them this morning.”
Or, when given permission to go rinse out their mouth because they have been hacking incessantly, they head to the hand sanitizer machine, and then wonder why I am shouting STOP across the room in horror.
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