Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It's all because of you!

Don't worry. That was the "thank you;" I wasn't being cursed or criticized.

One of my students actually thanked me after he did well in today's English tests. If, a year ago, you had told me that this class would be so good and work so hard, I'd have thought you nuts.

The year isn't over yet, and there's still more to teach, but it's nice that they felt good after doing today's bagrut Israeli national high school test. Of course the grades aren't in yet, but those who were tested orally know what they got, and they're happy.

I used to bring homemade cakes to the tests for everyone, but since I no longer have car service, I can't schlepp cakes. I bought them some candies and gave them bags before each test. It's the "little things" that make them feel good.

It was also nice having a "day off" from my regular teaching. I needed it, since I have a cold and there was no way I could have taught my longest day. I probably would have taken sick leave, since I need to be at full-strength to teach my other classes.

The next round of testing is in the spring.


Anonymous said...

Excellent! Enjoy the kudos!

Batya said...

It makes it all worthwhile, especially when they tell the younger kids how useful it is to listen to me!