Tried something new that year by calling each student to my desk while everyone was working on stuff to tell them privately and in detail how cool I think they each are. Wasn't sure if it was too weird, but that's teaching sometimes. Then yesterday I get this from a student.
Hey Mr Lenk, do u remember one of the last days of school at
=you told us all in private what you think
"about us? I still remember what you've told me and I want to thank you for that because every time I'm feeling down I think about your words and it really means a lot to me! I never thought people could see me like this especially because I feel like I was really shy in your class
(which I'm usually not) because I was really intimidated Thank you, thinking about that always gives me a massive
boost in confidence and I'm so glad I got to