Open Letter to My Students

I know I haven’t posted in awhile. I don’t know how teachers juggle all the different things they have to deal with and still blog regularly! I have lots of ideas to talk about…just might have to wait a bit 🙂

Today was my last day with my advisory students. I have been meeting with them monthly or weekly since my first year (3 years!). They will be graduating on June 1st…I can’t believe how fast time has gone! Because of this, I decided that today was the best day to let all my students in on my secret. I started class by instructing them to get their Chromebooks, log into their email, read the most recent email from me and not talk about it until we discussed as a class.

Here is the letter I wrote them…

I was incredibly impressed by the questions my students asked. It was a great teachable moment – we talked about where Kuwait is, what’s around it, what language they speak, how people dress there and many other topics.

It feels great to finally have this off my chest so that I can openly talk about it with my students 🙂

Update: I not only sent this letter to my current students but also my former students. I received 2 of the nicest emails I have ever received. Two of the sweetest (and smartest) girls I have taught responded with words that every teacher wants to hear. Going to file them for a rainy day!