A Thank You Note from a Student

So, tonight at class, one of the 8-9 year old boys came up to me and handed me an envelope with my name on it. I was immediately curious as to what this could be as I watched him walk over to Mr. Mc and hand him an envelope also. I opened it and here is what he had written,

Dear Miss ____,

 Thank you for teaching us Tae Kwon Do. Thank you for teaching me all the stuff to protect myself. Congratulations on getting your black belt. Love, Z

So simple, but  sweet. I was simultaneously surprised and impressed because although this kid isn't the most difficult to get through, he does have a tendency to disrupt the other kids by talking during class and in the beginning especially, talking back to my instructors. I am noticing a difference in him - slowly, but surely - but that's what matters.

Small things like this remind me of just how much I enjoy teaching. 


The Strongest Karate said...

Thats a really nice gesture.

Saundra Tosh said...

It's so sweet of the boy to make that letter. As a teacher, this letter definitely means a lot to you. It shows that you have touched that boy's life by teaching him self-defense. :)

muay thai natomas said...

A nice and appreciation letter from a happy student. Harmony and passion is existing among students and teachers.

Becca Blossoms said...

Learning any martial arts style will require your child to show her instructor unflinching respect. Thinking that martial arts instruction promotes violent behavior is justified if your only experience with the activity comes from television or movies.The benefits of martial arts training don’t end in the dojo.

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Hapki Do and Judo, IL said...

After reading this blog i am sure you are so dedicated and passionate towards your student.
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