Monday, November 21, 2011

The legacy (or lack thereof) of a special education teacher...

Recently I walked past two of my delightful former 7th grade English students working at a table in the hall--one of them being Ryan of "Eggs benedict" fame.

I smiled and waved as I walked by, and though I wouldn't have been hurt or put it past Ryan to simply ignore me, he visibly perked up and tapped the other former classmate on the shoulder to point me out.

"Hey. There's...uhh...uhhh...uhhhh...."

Most teachers are familiar with the warm, fuzzy quote by Henry Brooks Adams: "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."

I think I just found out where my influence stopped.

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