Middle School Hero

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Jan 23 2014

Today.

Today my student Regina walks into my class wearing fluorescent blue eye makeup and a mohawk that makes her look like a parrot.

Today my student listens to screamo music and eyes me warily when I walk by, daring me not to understand.

Today she says, “I’m happy because my friend feels a lot better after coming out.”

Today another teacher pulls me aside and tells me about what’s going on in her home life.

Today, today, today.

Today I don’t pull her out into the hallway. I don’t hold her after class. I don’t try to save her.

Today, I smile at her.

Today, I affirm her.

Today, I share her that I care about her, simply because she is a person.

Today.

Today, I do what I came here to do.

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    Chronicling teaching middle school English in OKC

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    English

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