One of the difficult things about being a teacher is that most students never get to see the “real” you — they only get a classroom version of you. Better teachers can find a way to blend those worlds.
Reader Allison found out her teacher has a good sense of humor, though
She doodled a picture of the Flying Spaghetti Monster on a recent English essay.
Her teacher responded:
This was the day I realized my teacher is a real person.
I know it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but I love when my students leave little jokes or doodles in the margins of their math exams. I get to know them a little better that way (and vice-versa if I respond).