It’s strange to say but I loved being reminded of school this Christmas Day. At the end of term a wrapped book-shaped present was placed in my pigeon hole. I didn’t open it then and there and so I waited till the 25th. Then, amongst all the family gifts and Cava and child excitement, I unwrapped it. The book was a really thoughtful gift.
It is so rare as a teacher that you receive such a meaningful thank you from parents or from anyone else. But what I really liked is that this student is not one of those to demonstrate how she is feeling. So without the card I would have had no idea she was profiting from the lessons and implementing what I had been teaching.
Now if this has happened to one my pupils then it has almost certainly happened to others too. But more than that, it must have happened to many of yours too. Which is something you teachers shouldn’t forget. YOU’RE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB -EVEN IF NO ONE HAS SAID THANK YOU FOR IT.