“Because today, I think I'm leaning on the side of wonder.”
― Melina Marchetta, Quintana of Charyn
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Millionaire Teacher
Watching your students succeed after long hours of work can make a teacher feel like a millionaire.
I experienced this fully as my students shared video stories about their journeys as immigrants/ language learners with teachers from UNC Charlotte. The teachers' responses made all the work and planning oh-so-worthwhile. There were tears, laughter, questions, photos shared, personal questions asked, conversations started, and mutual learning in spades.
At the end of the day, students were so excited. They told me they wanted to do something like this again. They told me it was fun, and they enjoyed it. But, most heartening of all, they told me they didn't feel invisible anymore.