Saturday, December 12, 2009

Homing In

 "A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."
~Thomas Carruthers

“That kid’s nose is runny. I went-ed and got-ed him a tissue”
“Why thank you, Lilly, that was very thoughtful of you.” I smiled.
“You don’t have to ask…”
“Ask what?” I questioned.
“What my mommy asks, Ms Barbra. Me. At home, you know, if I washed-ed my hands.”
“How did you know I was going to ask that next?”
“I smart like that.”

2 comments:

Mars said...

Oh I loved that story and that quote! Indeed, "The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'"

電話 said...

Give a fool enough rope and he will hang himself........................................