Sure, you will hear that from any teacher, and every teacher believes it to be true.
The reason I believe my students are extraordinary is because some of them are students who do not come from the most supportive of homes or the greatest of backgrounds, while others have the opposite with great support and access to many materials.
Regardless of their homes, their past, or where they see their future going, these students are creative and inspiring to me as a teacher. These students try to work their hardest to make a better life for themselves in order to succeed in creating their own legacy. They look at their teachers to inspire them and encourage their hard work. They are students who I personally know have to go home to take care of younger siblings, go to work after school, or attend club meetings. Those who are trying to make a future in athletics are working all afternoon in order to achieve such an accomplishment.
I go to work every morning wanting to make my classroom a place where my students feel comfortable expressing themselves and learning!
Eighth graders are constantly growing! Some come into their 8th grade year 6 feet tall! Imagine being 6 feet and trying to fit into an old school desk that is attached to a chair. You can't move the chair back or forward and are constricted to one spot. You have no room for your legs, and this creates an aggravation that takes away from learning because you are uncomfortable.
Not only will these seats make my students more comfortable and ready for learning, but they will create the ability for us to have more room in our classroom for activities and different learning styles!
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