This is why we’re here.

Today I had my students write letters to me detailing their learning expectations for the year. One student (who was the cause of so many headaches last year — violent and threatening to both his classmates and me) deviated a bit from the assignment to write this:

Why we teach

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About Cat Q.

For three years, I lived on a tiny little island in the South Pacific called Ta'u, where I taught elementary and high school English. Much of this blog is a chronicle of my time there, and of the travels we were able to do while we were on that side of the world. Now, I'm doing a different kind of travelling in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two children.
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2 Responses to This is why we’re here.

  1. kaylashook says:

    Isn’t it funny how these things come from the students you would least expect?! Gets me every time! You are obviously making a difference! Keep it up!! :)

  2. Mark Combs says:

    Cat, that is a wonderful affirmation of the work y’all are doing there. I suspect you’ll remember that student a long time.

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