The wheels on the bus go...awkward

I was surprised to find one of my students on the bus the other day as I was leaving work. It's not often you get a chance to connect to students personally in the classroom. Interacting outside of school is even more rare and provides an interesting experience for both student and teacher. Do you remember eve seeing one of your teachers at the market or the bank? It was like seeing a unicorn! My student had the same sort of incredulous, giddy expression. Our conversation was cut short as I had to move toward the back but she waved to me every time chance she got. Just a reminder of the funny inhuman perception kids have of their teachers.

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Hugh O'Donnell said…
You're right. Most of our students just assume that we retire to the coat closet at night and get reactivated somehow in the morning.

I had the good fortune to live in my own middle school attendance district for my entire career...even had students right next door, and I never had behavior problems in the classroom.

Pretty amazing when students start to see teachers as real people. :)

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