Saturday, February 04, 2006

My Best Experience As A Teacher

Will probably always be when I taught this one kid who was almost eight how to read. He had, it seemed clear, some undiagnosed learning disability + nobody trying to help, so I did the best I could and we just went over and over the same stuff day after day for almost six months until one day we walked past a sign and he casually pointed to it and said, “Bob.” I just about cried, he was like, “What’d I do?” I just heard that he’s in college now.

2 comments:

Matt said...

Wow....you read something like this and it is hard not to write something that seems overly sentimental or maudlin to express properly the power of the experience.

So, I'll keep it short.

Wow....

DAM said...

I'll just echo Matt.