One of my main goals for my morning chanting is to really feel my students' Buddhahood and profoundly respect their lives. I try to keep this quote at the centre of my thoughts:
You should rise and greet [them] from afar, showing [them] the same respect you would a Buddha. (Lotus Sutra, chap. 28)
So, here we go.
- My entire Y7 bottom set French singing the rules song on "Frère Jacques" with me directing them only with actions. Awesome.
- Kid from said bottom set French leaving my lesson saying "I'm doing this at GCSE!"
- Kid from Y8 Spanish saying "thanks for the lovely lesson, Miss"
- Kid I used to teach last year meeting me in the corridor and saying "I don't have you for Spanish this year, it's so upsetting!"
- More kids I used to teach last year saying they miss me.
- Y10 Spanish, upon me saying I miss being their main teacher, replying, "we miss you too, Miss".
- My Y9 not giving me grief once this year. And always leaving the lesson smiling.
- Y10 girl saying, "thanks Miss, I learnt stuff this lesson."