Today was overall pretty unmemorable as days go. I did go on a bit of a rant about retirement savings, 401ks, and the stock market in my precalculus classes. But it was literally just a 3 minute disgression of me speaking and the kids’s eyes glazing over. Eh. I enjoyed doing it.
But I think the most important part of my day is that a student who has been having a hard time this year (for many, many reasons) came to see me. This isn’t the first time that the student has come to see me. And what I realized is that for this kid, s/he trusts me enough to confide in me, and seek me out for advice and support. Although I wish I could make everything better, it feels good to know I can play a role in making things less bad.