This week's Student of the Week is Dolores C!
I remember when she first arrived in my class in grade 9. I was a little intimidated by Dolores. "Whoa! This is one powerful, opinionated, determined girl!". I did not want to get on her bad side... I had the impression that she could make my life difficult.
Four years later and I now see these same traits - powerful, opinionated, determined - as Dolores's greatest attributes. I love how Dolores thinks issues through on her own, forms her own opinions and isn't scared to defend her position. I love how she is hungry for different ways of looking at life. I love her confidence and her kindness and her inquisitiveness.
I have learned so much from Dolores. She has explained such things as:
I would love to be able to see twenty years in the future and see what Dolores is up to at such time. With her incredible work ethic, charismatic personality, and well-earned self-confidence, she truly has countless avenues open to her. And I KNOW that she will be successful with whatever path she travels down.
Thank you Dolores for all the good talks we have shared together, the big laughs we have enjoyed together, and the (math) struggles we have conquered together. You have always treated me with respect, affection, and thoughtfulness and I love you for it!
I will think of you always when I look in the far back left corner of my classroom. Henceforth, I will refer to it always as "Dolores's Corner"...
Bonus: a Justin Bieber mugshot is included on the same page!!
I am your teacher. Obey me.