I dropped into a local drugstore to pick up some odds and ends when I noticed the young man behind the counter was one of my former students. He was obviously happy to see me. He was nearly vibrating as I approached the counter.
He began very enthusiastically, “I really loved your American Government course you taught.”
I said I was glad he enjoyed it.
He said, “No, I really thought it would be boring, but the way you taught it made it interesting and fun.”
As my head began to swell, I expressed my thanks and appreciation.
He continued, “You know, I think I learned more in that course than any other course in high school.”
My head was now reaching maximum volume and capacity. I wasn’t sure I was going to fit it out of the doors of the store.
He continued, “I have to say, it was my favorite course in my four years of high school.”
I am Superman! I was born to teach!
As we wrapped up our exchange, I said my goodbye.
He gave me a big smile and through his upturned mouth said, “See you later, Mr. Wilson!”
* puzzled smirk from me, head deflating like a balloon shooting across the room*
If you haven’t grasped the punchline, my last name is Davis.
Teaching keeps you humble.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!