"Forget the cape. Throw on a jean jacket and change the world wherever you are today," the school district's Facebook page declared proudly.
Not all superheroes wear capes. Some of them just change the world by being loving teachers. It was clearly visible when R.E. Baker Elementary School's students were asked to dress like their favorite superhero on Friday, March 3. Then the second grader, Caroline Carlson, dressed like her favorite teacher. This gesture made everyone emotional. The school district's Facebook page, Bentonville Schools, proudly declared in a viral post, "This is the feel-good Friday moment we all need today!"
The post further read, "R.E. Baker Elementary School students were asked to dress like their favorite superhero to end the week. Second grader Caroline Carlson dressed like her teacher, Jaime Deigh. Forget the cape. Throw on a jean jacket and change the world wherever you are today, Bentonville! #whereexcellencelives" The school district also shared a sweet photo of Caroline and her teacher in matching outfits comprising of a school T-shirt and a jean jacket.
Good teachers are indeed superheroes, as they are the first role model a child ever looks up to. In a similar story, an eighth-grade math teacher was surprised when their students started calling them G.O.A.T. Thus, the teacher turned to Reddit and asked, "Why do my students call me a goat?" The replies led to one of the most wholesome interactions on Reddit. "I am a math teacher for 8th graders at the school I teach at. Throughout this whole past school year, there was this running joke where the students would call me the goat," the teacher added.
"I would respond back each time that they are the goats and they would all laugh," the teacher wrote. "It was pretty funny, to be honest, and I never gave it much thought. But I realized that I have been partaking in a joke that I never actually got. I had a good connection with them, and they are all really good kids, so I don't really think that they were making fun of me," they perceived from their laughter. "Can someone (maybe an 8th grader) explain this joke to me? And how would you respond if someone calls you a goat?" they wrote.
"It means Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T)," one Reddit user revealed. "omg I am IN TEARS!!! I can't believe they were complimenting me this whole time!!!!" the teacher responded. The teacher was overjoyed and wrote, "Yes, that is the reason I became a math teacher. I always hated math growing up, but then I realized at some point it's just taught terribly. In my classes, for example, there is no such thing as a useless math lesson. I always remind them how useful it is to know this stuff, from anything regarding money to detecting patterns in life."
They added, "Some of them are looking forward to solving the Millennium Prize Problems, which I really hope with all my heart will happen. I have been teaching for 17 years, and they are by far my favorite set of students so far. I put my heart and soul into teaching, this is amazing to hear. Thank you!!!"
They also wrote, "I now love my students more than I already loved them, which I didn't think was possible haha."