Sunday, August 23, 2009

Repost - The Highest form of flattery

Pin It When Mom first started getting really sick two years ago, my dad called and told us; I took a leave of absence from work for a week and flew home in order to spend time with her. When I finally came back to my classroom, I was surprised by what awaited me.

11 comments:

MindyElias said...

I am one of those people who went back and read every single posting of yours.

And this one was one of my favorites, in case you were wondering.

~me

SO said...

I'm loving these reposts!

Corine said...

That was so great!

I can't say I have read them all, as Mindy has, however I have read some from the past, this being one of them; and it is also a favorite of mine.

Nice work "Mr. Z!" And you said you really aren't a great teacher, "just lucky some times." Yet, here you are providing evidence that you are! :D

Funny how we often don't see the obvious about ourselves! ;D

Linn said...

That is the sweetest story ever--ever! Thanks for sharing!

K.J. said...

I love this post. It is one we all should remember. I wish all of the kids at every school could read this. There is so much complaining of others copying, trying to do what they do, or dress like them...etc. I wish they could all see it as a "compliment" not a copy-cat! Good story! I also like the picture of the two handsome young men in the photo!

Bee said...

I think I have something in my eye:)

What a sweet, sweet story!

birdeeb said...

I got tears! So cute!

Teachinfourth said...

M - This is one of my favorites as well, as is this student. He came to visit me on the first day of school with a few other kids; it was great to see him again...about a foot taller and hair a bit shaggier, but every bit the same 'Chase'.

S - Thanks...I have to decide on 12 more out of 85 I originally picked.

C - Thanks; he was a great kid who was just in need of a hero. I happened to be in the right place at the right time.

L - I'm so glad you come by, Linn...thanks for reading. Did you know that he ended up dressing up that way for most of the school year as a challenge?

http://teachinfourth.blogspot.com/2008/03/challenge.html

K - You always make me smile. I sure do miss seeing you in the halls of my school.

B - I won't say that I wasn't touched by what he did; I was.

B - He is one of those students who comes along once in a lifetime...

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I know this is a bit of an old post but saw it below your current one..Your mom was right.. I remember when I was working in the schools I had noticed a little girl who seemed to have tried to mimic the way I had my hair done... Didn't click until I noticed she made it a point of standing right in front of me and beaming as if she had won the lottery... I have found that kids look up to teachers, especially in this day and age when two incomes are needed and Mom isn't home... Personally, there are a few teachers I would of loved to have as parents- they really made an impression w/me..

Teachinfourth said...

You're right, sometimes we don't realize the power of our influence. Every year or two I get one or three of these kids…I am flattered every time I get them.

ashleestout said...

I wish my kids could be in your class! Your awesome!

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