An ex-student posted this video clip on Facebook the other day and I reposted the link there as well. Actually, I had stumbled upon a copy of the story sometime ago and I had used it in my English language lessons. I can’t remember but I might have adapted it and changed it to a local setting. I usually do that with nice stories that I find as the Cambridge examiners seem to prefer tales with local flavours.
Maybe I’m a softie at heart but as I watched the video, even though the story’s nothing new to me, tears started welling in my eyes and came flowing down. Or maybe it’s because I’m a teacher, so it touched me tremendously. Perhaps you should all watch too and see how it affects you. I don’t know how to post it here, so you can either go to my profile on Facebook and watch it there or you can CLICK THIS LINK to go the website and watch the clip full screen.
People often say that students do not learn what you teach…and they learn what you do not teach. If you’re a teacher, you will be surprised as to the number of hearts you have touched in the course of your career without you realising it, through something that seemed so insignificant to you…something you said or did in passing without even giving it a thought.
…but on the other hand, there may be some who will have a perpetual grudge against you for some action of yours without you realising it…, something that seemed so insignificant to you…something you said or did in passing without even giving it a thought…or perhaps, it was because of something you did NOT do.
They will remember, believe you me. They will remember it all each time you reach out and touch their hearts…and always bear in mind that little things do mean a lot…