So… there is a reason…
Best compliment. ever.
Student, out of the blue, during second period: “Mr. Wells, do you remember when we were learning about poetry during our sophomore year?”
Me: “Uh, yeah, of course.”
Student: “I really liked that.”
Me: “Thanks; I like teaching it.”
Student: “Since then, I can’t stop writing poetry.”
Student: “Yeah, I have two journals completely full of poetry.”
Me: “Wow, I’m seriously impressed.”
…not to mention feeling touched, honored, proud and successful.
One down, seventy more to go!