Teacher Leaves Touching Note On Student's Coming Out Essay

  • metta

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    Jan 12, 2013 7:13 AM GMT
    Teacher Leaves Touching Note On Student's Coming Out Essay

    “If people choose not to be comfortable with your honesty - their loss my friend - their loss,” she wrote.


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/stacylambe/teacher-leaves-touching-note-on-students-coming-o
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    Jan 12, 2013 7:18 AM GMT
    She forgot to grade it gAy+ !
  • TheBizMan

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    Jan 12, 2013 12:36 PM GMT
    He got a 100% for this essay? Really?
  • owen19832006

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    Jan 12, 2013 12:39 PM GMT
    well done him! what a great teacher!
  • calibro

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    Jan 12, 2013 2:20 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidHe got a 100% for this essay? Really?


    yeah, i'd give it a c- in my class...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 12, 2013 2:25 PM GMT
    Awesome.. thats what you hope for. I'm sure the gay student felt far better than simply getting a good grade. His first steps toward acceptance by others.
  • Sportsfan1

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    Jan 12, 2013 3:14 PM GMT
    Once again, a great posting. Not only for the outstanding teacher but the student clearly took a brave step toward a more open life. Great job all around.
  • stratavos

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    Jan 12, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    calibro said
    TheBizMan saidHe got a 100% for this essay? Really?


    yeah, i'd give it a c- in my class...


    needs to be sectioned into paragraphs, and have punctuation that makes it seem like a conversation (not quotation marks, but examples of where to pause) >.<;

    this was probably for applied English.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Jan 12, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    calibro said
    TheBizMan saidHe got a 100% for this essay? Really?


    yeah, i'd give it a c- in my class...


    The grade the teacher likely gave for courage was bravo and creates no harm as she obviously red lined some items for growth.

    Smart kid to have chosen this particular teacher in his quest for total truth.
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    Jan 12, 2013 3:30 PM GMT
    stratavos said
    calibro said
    TheBizMan saidHe got a 100% for this essay? Really?


    yeah, i'd give it a c- in my class...


    needs to be sectioned into paragraphs, and have punctuation that makes it seem like a conversation (not quotation marks, but examples of where to pause) >.<;

    this was probably for applied English.


    I gave up looking for errors after seeing the comma after the first word ("Dear, ")
    Gotta give the teacher lots of credit for encouraging her student.
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    Jan 12, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    Positive reinforcement. The kid just took a huge jump and lucked out that he did so with a compassionate teacher. Anything less than 100% probably wasn't this teachers style. For the effort, courage, and initiative it took this person to do this...it absolutely deserves a 100%. Sometimes it's not the end product that is really being tested, but what you did to get there.


    TheBizMan saidHe got a 100% for this essay? Really?
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    Jan 12, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
    Damnnnnnn I wonder if that would work in University but with proper structure and punctuations. I wouldn't mind getting a 100% on an essay worth 40%
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    Jan 12, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
    LuckyGuyKC said

    The grade the teacher likely gave for courage was bravo and creates no harm as she obviously red lined some items for growth.

    Smart kid to have chosen this particular teacher in his quest for total truth.

    ConfederateGhost saidPositive reinforcement. The kid just took a huge jump and lucked out that he did so with a compassionate teacher. Anything less than 100% probably wasn't this teachers style. For the effort, courage, and initiative it took this person to do this...it absolutely deserves a 100%. Sometimes it's not the end product that is really being tested, but what you did to get there.


    +1

    The article says it was supposed to be an essay, but was the assignment really an essay? In high school, not all of my written assignments were essays. Some teachers even encouraged their students to be creative in their responses. This could've been one of those situations where the kid wanted to write a letter and the teacher was fine with it. Or he might've just forgotten he had to write an essay and not a letter. Oh, and I remember some teachers just gave 100s for small assignments just for giving them in on time.
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    Jan 12, 2013 3:48 PM GMT
    Um....I know I am not one to talk about grammar but...wow...that is a C- paper right there.

    But GOOD for the teacher for writing that note!
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    Jan 12, 2013 4:02 PM GMT
    I love how the teacher has more support and compassion for this student, then gay members of society who lurk on a message board and critique this kids grammar.

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    Jan 12, 2013 4:02 PM GMT
    Build each other up.

    Don't tear each other down.
  • KJayasuriya

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    Jan 12, 2013 4:13 PM GMT
    running11 saidBuild each other up.

    Don't tear each other down.


    You summed up my opinion on this perfectly! icon_smile.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 12, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    This is what we need to see more of in the teaching profession.
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    Jan 12, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    running11 saidI love how the teacher has more support and compassion for this student, then gay members of society who lurk on a message board and critique this kids grammar.



    I agree with you. Kudos to the teacher. I rather focus more on the teachers support than those who are nitpicking. Some people can learn a lot from her example
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    Jan 12, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    running11 saidI love how the teacher has more support and compassion for this student, then gay members of society who lurk on a message board and critique this kids grammar.

    But at the same time, this is school. And look at where our Education is compared to other nations. icon_neutral.gif

    I am not tearing him down, and I apologize if thats the case. But this kid is clearly a Junior or Senior in high school...as he points out
    "I have known this since middle school and I have carried this for 6 years"
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    Jan 12, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    running11 saidI love how the teacher has more support and compassion for this student, then gay members of society who lurk on a message board and critique this kids grammar.



    Running11 also said, "Build each other up. Don't tear each other down."

    Thanks, eh? icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 12, 2013 4:24 PM GMT


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    As you can see in the notes she wrote him at the end, she's teaching him, something that teachers do, and that she did, I think, rather effectively.
  • Medjai

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    Jan 12, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    LuckyGuyKC said
    calibro said
    TheBizMan saidHe got a 100% for this essay? Really?


    yeah, i'd give it a c- in my class...


    The grade the teacher likely gave for courage was bravo and creates no harm as she obviously red lined some items for growth.

    Smart kid to have chosen this particular teacher in his quest for total truth.


    Or he chose this opportunity to scrape together a quick letter rather than do the assigned work, and chose this subject matter because he knew it'd be easy marks.

    It's happened before, and it will happen again.
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    Jan 12, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    RadRTT said
    running11 saidI love how the teacher has more support and compassion for this student, then gay members of society who lurk on a message board and critique this kids grammar.

    But at the same time, this is school. And look at where our Education is compared to other nations. icon_neutral.gif

    I am not tearing him down, and I apologize if thats the case. But this kid is clearly a Junior or Senior in high school...as he points out
    "I have known this since middle school and I have carried this for 6 years"


    God forbid this kid finds his way to Rj, lkn for support frm his weight that is burdening him, only to come across this forum insensitive to his journey but focused on his grammericon_rolleyes.gif
  • jmanorlando

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    Jan 12, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    While inspiring, the writing is terrible and if this person did get an A shows a bais towards grading on what makes someone feel good verse grading on their ability to write.