Seeing someone go from "I CAN'T DO THIS! I'm just not smart enough." to "I did it!"Keep someone from making the same mistakes others did. (Written after a rather difficult student decided to drop out only a few weeks before graduation.)There are few moments of personal satisfaction greater than a lesson executed to perfection. ("I love it when a plan comes together!" - Col. Smith, The A-Team) A reflection from 3 weeks in to my teaching career I called on a student today. I said, "Josh can you answer this question?" After a brief awkward pause, the student next to him said, "You know his name is NOT Josh right?"
I said, "It's not???"
"I'm Zach," the student said softly.