Tag Archives: compliments

Both Sides of the Coin

Friday’s Perfect Moment is special in that it came conveniently packaged with its opposite. It came at me with its one-two punch.  Though I don’t really like gun metaphors, it was a double barrel shotgun blast.  Fortunately, the good came … Continue reading

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My Eyes in the Eye of the Beholder

She looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Your eyes make sweet dreams when I sleep.” These were the words of student of mine to me.  Her English level is low, so I might be doing a little bit … Continue reading

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“You’re Brilliant,” she said.

I teach adults…kind of. What that means is that I teach people who are either independent, or whose parents felt comfortable enough to send them to a different continent to study English.  I have no complaints about this. Sometimes I … Continue reading

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August 31, 2014: A Kind Word

I ran into my neighbour who was out walking her dog.  In amidst the local gossip, she invited me to the gym to participate in a weight class she attends.  Having never been invited before, I wondered why this came … Continue reading

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August 20, 2014: Basking in the Glow of Student Warmth

There is no greater moment for a teacher that to see a student succeed.  Second to that, and the source of Today’s Perfect Moment, is when a student compliments your teaching.  Your heart wells up, and you feel proud… and … Continue reading

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