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A few days ago, I happened to come across something I haven’t opened in a while– my “Happy” folder. It holds the notes, cards, and drawings students have given me over the years. When I moved the file folder, a folded note fluttered out. A student in my math class — at least 15 years ago — wrote it as a nomination for some type of award. In the note, he expressed appreciation for my help as he struggled with math over the entire school year. The note brought tears to my eyes; that student worked so hard to master difficult math concepts. Words like this remind me how lucky I am to be a teacher. My students know I care about them, but they also need to know that they’re strong. No matter what challenges they face, whether it be hardships at home or struggles at school, I want them to know that, just as my shirt reads, “Life is tough, but so are you!“ [Read more…]