A recent moment between a student and me that started with warm fuzzy feelings and ended with a dose of reality:
Student: “You’re the best teacher I ever, ever had!”
Me (as I melt): “Aw, thank you! That’s so sweet. You’re a pretty great student too.”
Student: “Yeah, you’re the only teacher that gives us candy every week!”
Talk about low standards. On the bright side, I’ve found the way to my students’ hearts…and it’s paved with candy.