Caught Being a Terrific Teacher

So today was just an awesome 👏🏽 day in education for me. 👩. Next week will mark my being the 7th grade science 🔬 teacher at Mifflin Alternative Middle School for two months, as we close out the third quarter today.

Each Friday there is an assembly drawing to celebrate 🎉 teachers 👩🏽‍🏫 👨🏻‍and students nominated for being great. 👍🏾 I was never selected in the past.😥 I think initially the children found me too academically demanding so I gotz no “cool points” for that. However, over time they’ve come to realize that my standards for excellence are high and I’m committed to supporting their success. So today was my day to be recognized as a terrific teacher! I got this note and some Skittles at the morning assembly. 😊

Additionally, two of my black male students who struggle academically, began to work harder in my class. They are becoming more engaged in the learning. One scored a 100% “A+” on my final quiz I gave today which is 25% of their grade. One was so happy he asked to take the paper home to show his mom!! Nothing but tears 😭 of joy on my end.

The other boy’s success (who got a “B’) was equally gratifying. I overheard him tell another teacher, “On the real I am low key stupid.” 👀 I told him, “NO you are not!”🙅🏽. So to see the happiness on his face for receiving that “B” made my award today all the sweeter. 🍭🍬.  I ❤️ being an Educator!

Learning the Water Cycle Experiment– Ocean Salinity