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Teacher Pulls Nervous Student Out Of Class, Then Tells Her Its Because She Inspires Her

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When the doors swung open and the students were escorted out of the classrooms, their minds raced in time with the quick clicking of their shoes against the linoleum floor.

What could they have possibly done wrong in such a small span of time? Then their teachersopened their mouths, and they were stunned.

You inspire me.

The teachers then went on to list all the special ways that eachparticular student inspired them to be a better teacher. And these students weren’t solely ones attop of their class. Instructors pointed out other traits, such as their kind hearts, upbeat personalities, or willingness to try, that they found most noteworthy. The expressions on the teens’ faces transformed from confusion to gratitude, many grinning ear to ear, tears welling up in their eyes.

Jamie McSparin, an Oak Park High School teacher, thought students should know how important they are, so she rallied a group of teachers together to start the Oak Park Positivity Project. The goal of the project isto makestudentsaware of their value and the difference they make in their teachers’ lives.

“I feel like it motivates a lot of kids, student Joey Anello tells KSHB News.Its awesome to have friends like that, especially teachers.

And McSparin agrees, adding, If a student feels valued by a specific teacher, theyre going to work hard for that teacher.

As the positivity spread around their school, it began to trickle over to surrounding areas. Now, teachers everywhere are looking to become involved in the project.

Its amazing how a simple word of encouragement can have such a big impact. If you know other teachers who would be inspired by the Oak Park Positivity Project, feel free toSHAREthis video with them.

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