Friday, February 11, 2011

A Welcome Phone Call

I'm over the moon right now. I've just had a phone call from the parent of a boy I tutored last year, to say how appreciative he and R are: he passed everything with a Merit Endorsement which includes an Excellence in Poetry. Fantastic! This boy was extremely bright and I marvelled at his writing but recognised that he lacked the motivation to really push himself to succeed. We connected, I pushed, and he succeeded. And all this, on top of a day of contemplating my future, seems rather affirming of God: I am a teacher. I should not forget that.

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