Sometimes, a few honest words from students can work miracles for teachers as well and this is the finest example of it.
Students usually learn a lot from their teachers, but in this case, a teacher had the opportunity to receive a unique letter of encouragement from his student, which he still holds close to his heart. Reddit user u/girldad0130 gave a little backstory about the letter he had received from a student. The teacher revealed that he had made a career change and ended up as a middle school teacher. However, the job environment has not made it any easier for him to glide through as he was constantly struggling with impostor syndrome.
He revealed that he was teaching social science to 7th and 8th graders in a middle school and had to focus on a particular kid. "A student I have worked so hard with handed me this randomly today," the teacher wrote, referring to the picture of the handwritten note he received from his student. "I got this from a student who was lagging academically and struggling to catch up and as a result, has had a lot of behavioral issues. He's been working so hard on himself and all I've been doing is seeing and recognizing his effort and trying to guide towards better choices. I guess it's working, he's a great kid."
While looking at the letter, people can see it has been jotted down on a piece of paper with a pencil. "Thank you for being the best teacher. You always put a smile on my face. You are the best and the funniest person I've ever met. You are kind, joyful and funny and you have the best classroom. When I am down, you make me happy. So, keep doing the best at your job and keep up the hard work," the note from the student read.
It's easy to tell that the student is eternally grateful to his teacher, who helped him through hard times when he was trying to score better in academics and correct his behavioral issues. The Reddit community appreciated the teacher for paying special attention to the kid and applauded the student who wrote a thoughtful note to wipe away the teacher's impostor syndrome and any self-doubt he probably had about switching careers by reminding him that he was doing a great job.
u/Still_Soxfan0215 wrote, "You'll often hear successful people mention one teacher that impacted their life. Sounds like you are that one teacher." u/OrangeCoffee87 advised, "Notes etc. like these are treasures. Keep them in a file, pull them out and look at them on those hopeless days when you want to quit. You're clearly in the right place." u/deleted quipped, "Thank god for teachers like you. I have gotten very cynical about the state of our schools and the state of the world in general. This helped me remember that there are still miracles and important connections happening all the time. Thank you for the work that you do."
u/BB_67 shared, "You are the kind of teacher that students will remember and appreciate. My husband talked occasionally about his high school English teacher, who was determined not to allow him to fail English in his graduation year. The teacher would set individualized homework for him and then sit down with him and go through it in detail. My husband eventually passed the year and always gave credit to that teacher. Anyway, 30 years later, we drove across the country and visited my husband's hometown. He searched for his old teacher's address and went to visit. The reunion with his teacher and wife was beautiful to behold. He thanked him for helping him pass high school English."