Posts Tagged ‘Listening’

There’s nothing funny about this story. Not a thing. It’s just a story about how I learned a lesson a long time ago, a lesson about listening when a student is trying to tell you something.

It was during one of my first few years as a teacher, and I had a kid named Mark who had been in and out of trouble his whole life. He’d had some scrapes with me a few times as well but I didn’t feel he was a bad kid, he just needed some direction and focus. Still, one day he sort of pushed me over the edge.