Compliments for Teacher

30 Nov

Compared to Americans, Koreans are very blunt overall.  For instance, it is not uncommon for someone to tell you that you should diet within 5 minutes of meeting you.  I am thankful that my students usually say positive things to me.  Sometimes their flattery exists only in their actions.  Other times, it feels like they are flirting.  Here are a few:

Elementary School Students:

I overheard one student say (in Korean) “The teacher’s earrings are bling bling.”  What can I say?  I like big shiny earrings!

One student wrote my name over & over in her notebook because she thinks everything about me is cool, even my name.

(after I walked in the classroom with a new hairstyle & skinny jeans) “OH! NEW YORK STYLE! Ohhh…American Gangster…

One of my students said if he could put any memories he has in a time capsule, he would put “Brittany Teacher’s Class” in there FIRST. WOW. 🙂 (it was a class assignment at his school…his mom told me about it during PTC)

When asked what he would invent if he could invent anything in the world, one student said he would invent “a Brittany Teacher doll.

One Kindergarten student insists on sitting on my lap (when I’m not sitting, just squatting..) & telling me I’m her “mama.

(Grade 1)
MA-THER! Teacher, you, Betty’s MA-THER...”
Me:  “Oh? Betty is my baby?
Betty: (super excited) “YES! MOMMY!

She called me Mommy for the next month.  I am flattered that she feels that close to me.


4 Responses to “Compliments for Teacher”

  1. Poopie December 1, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    I like the kid that loves your name! Tell her “Thanks”. 🙂

  2. Butterfly Jewel December 10, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    It’s awesome that they love you!!! I remember a teacher who had older students he said who would be quite rude and even challenge him to fight…haha.

    • bns26c December 10, 2012 at 4:47 am #

      I am very fortunate to have such a positive relationship with my students, that’s for sure! I have heard some stories 😦

  3. jamasian December 14, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    too cute. although I try to give a cold demeanor so that no one sits on my lap…but they do anyway. *shrugs*

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