Today while I was busy tying the shoelaces of one of my most mischievous little boys he looked at me and said flatly but sincerely, "You're a good teacher." I looked up at him, trying to hide my surprise. "Well, you're a good student." I said. He smiled and then walked off.
I've never heard that from any of my students before. Let alone one that I often have to discipline. I'd say today was a pretty good day.
Then later on I found the same little boy's shoe in the corner of the room. "Jake." I said. "Why do you keep taking off your shoe?" "Because..." He said. "Today I have a wooden leg. I don't need a shoe." "Oh. Okay. Well that makes sense." I said to him and left it at that.
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