Hi everyone My last post is asking for advice so now I'd like to share a nice story. I'm a high school guidance counselor. A girl who is going to be a senior next fall came into my office last Friday and asked to switch her elective next year. (The students are allowed to pick their electives, they usually choose around March-April). I asked her why she wanted to switch and she said she didn't want to be in that particular teacher's class. When I asked her why she told me it was because the teacher has always been so nice to her (her older sister is trying (not famous or anything as of now) to be an actress and her dad is away a lot driving her to auditions here and there and her younger brother is ill and her mom is always spending her energy on him). Her parents are good parents (they especially taught their kids to value education) but she's left alone a lot. The teacher gave her the attention she knew she wasn't getting at home. She also wrote her various recommendations. The reason she wanted to switch out are all of her other academic classes are accelerated ones and she knew she would need a no-brainer easy class and she would never feel right handing in effortless work to a teacher she cares about and respects so much. In our school you need the teacher's signature to switch a student out of the class once they're placed in. I told the teacher and the teacher told me she wants the girl to reconsider because the teacher just wants to take care of her next year, to be her easy class because she knows the girl works so hard and she's very fond of her. I thought this was just the sweetest thing...from both sides. When I told my husband he thought it was hilarious that I was condoning the girl wanting to be lazy and the teacher picking favorites. I know everything in this situation isn't 'right' but what can I say...I'm a sap!