Teaching moment. Sometimes we find teachers in the most unexpected places. Who surprised you as a teacher this year, and what did you learn?
My teachers this year were silent and I met them in a classroom of dust. Their lessons were made of tears and heartbreak, yet the curriculum’s objective was
courage through adversity
honor in sorrow
And I was their attentive student. Listening to their quiet. Closing my eyes and hearing the rhythmic lectures in the wind. I heard them whispering. I wrote standards in my heart
I know you.I remember you.I feel you.
I left my teachers there, in their classrooms, waiting. I won’t be back; they don’t need me to return. I won’t find them there if I did.