My day began with a two-hour delay. This means that I was able to finish my grading and spend some quality time with my coworkers. It was an excellent way to spend a Wednesday morning.
Once the students arrived, a small group of them congregated around my door to hang out with me.
During my prep today, one of my colleagues came to speak with me about a former student. This student is going through some pretty difficult times and his family is concerned that he's keeping it bottled up.
After much discussion, my colleague found out that if the student was going to talk to anyone, he would be willing to talk to me.
In the darkest moments, when you wonder if you're really making a difference, something like this happens and reminds you why you teach. To be able to be there when someone needs you, is there anything more important?
Some days the bear mauls you twice and some days you get your revenge on Tom Hardy for killing your son.