Monday, July 4, 2011
Wendell Berry once said that "a teacher's major contribution may pop out anonymously in the life of some ex-student's grandchild. A teacher, finally, has nothing to go on but faith, a student nothing to offer in return but testimony." Going on faith is often one of the most challenging aspects of teaching, especially when your time with students is so short as ours often is. Everyone once in awhile though, we do get to see results - or at least hear about them secondhand. It's enough to prop us up and give us a glimpse of the greater impact of our work. So thanks to the parents for sending the note above, it's good to know we're doing something right.