Tonight I am grateful for my wife’s propensity to become teary-eyed when one of her students experiences success. Today I watched her eyes fill up with tears in front of my class after examining the recent scores of a student with whom we both work. She’s gone from classroom teacher to reading teacher and is now studying to become a teacher of students whose first language was something other than English.
Regardless of her teaching capacity or type of student, I don’t expect these emotional displays to end anytime soon.
Nor should they.