Uluc is a guy who wears his emotions on his sleeve. There is never any doubt how he is feeling. When he is happy, he practically radiates. Huge smile, lots of laughs, friendly words. Thankfully, this is Uluc's usual disposition because I have seen Uluc in "not such a good" mood. I think Jess was telling him he needed to come for a detention or something. Uluc was FUMING! It was almost scary (almost). And it was surprising how such a laid-back, happy guy (usually) could demonstrate such anger.
But this is a good thing! Research shows that it is better to express your emotions (in a healthy and controlled way) than keep it bottled up inside. So nice job Uluc! Keep on expressing your true self!
I always know when Uluc is around. In fact, I usually hear him before I see him. Inevitably, the chants of "#1 Math Teacher!" alert me to the fact that Uluc is arrived. Uluc has now been telling me this for a few years. Either he really values my teaching (Thanks Uluc!) or I am the victim of the world's longest-running joke.
This is just one example of what a great guy Uluc is. He is always friendly and polite to me. He is a great conversationalist. I have really enjoyed talks with him about Turkey and video games (which I know NOTHING about) and - of course - math.
Thanks, Uluc, for always making feel good about myself (even on the days when I am feeling grumpy / angry). I was so happy when I found out you were returning to KG in grade 10 and I am so thankful I got to teach you another few years. You are awesome!