Hearing from Former Students

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  1. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I have a large group of former students who’re graduating high school this year. For some reason, a bunch of them have been contacting me. Some have asked for letters of recommendation, others have wanted to share where they’re going to attend college, and a few wanted words of encouragement for the future.

    It warms my heart to know that out of all the teachers they could’ve contacted, they reached out to their 1st/2nd grade teacher (I looped from 1st to 2nd one year; therefore, I really got to know this group of kiddos).

    On days when we’re feeling overwhelmed with unnecessary paperwork, meetings, coworker drama, unruly students, or other things that can put a damper on our day—let’s remember that we’re truly making a difference in our students’ lives...even if they don’t say so until many years later! Hugs!
     
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    And if he is that next lawyer, well, I'm sure there were some other students that you led down the right path.
     
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    I love it when students come back to see me or send me emails totally out of the blue to say hi or tell me what they are up to. I feel so proud of their achievements and that they turned out to be good people with good heads on their shoulders, even if they were a little stinker when I had them! It’s one of the best parts of the job!
     
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    One of our former students is a regular sub in our school has has subbed for me frequently. I love contact from former students!
     
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    I've definitely looked up my elementary teachers! I'm "connected" with my 3rd grade teacher on LinkedIn and friends with my 5th grade teacher on Facebook. I haven't found anyone else other than a few of my high school teachers. As quiet/ reserved as I was, they surprisingly ALL remember me. I hope I don't forget any of my students (although they might forget me. Do you remember YOUR preschool teacher?)
     

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