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!

About Wellsy

Chris is a twenty-something Special Education teacher and Football coach in a little town south of Eugene, Oregon. Chris happily lives with his beautiful wife and his terribly uncoordinated Grate Dane named Moose. Chris has been known to travel, like reading, wanting more time to writing, be in the outdoors more, and generally not befoul the world.

Posted on March 9, 2009, in teaching and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The poetry was probably seething with hatred, excoriating your pedantry and hair style.

    Seriously, if there’s anything to be proud of in this rotten world, this would be it. Talk about life affirming.

    That law school and the inevitability it entails is an *improvement* over what I’m doing now speaks volumes. You, and your profession, have my gratitude, appreciation, and no small amount of envy.

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