Adam Barajas | ACE 18
What is your favorite teaching moment?
We had just finished a 45 minute night hike on the 8th grade class trip. We were expecting to find a campfire and smores for us when we finally reached the top. When we got there we only found a few logs and a water bucket only halfway filled. Needless to say, the students were devastated. In a quick decision I grabbed the camp counselor and sprinted down the trail that we had just taken up. After 10 minutes of what seemed like endless sprinting and turning, we finally reached the camp at the bottom. We grabbed a 'gator' and the needed supplies and raced up to the top of the hill. None of the students really noticed what had happened... except one. He came up to me later and thanked me. We shared no profound words, but the simple appreciation that he showed made not only that sprint, but the marathon of the whole year worth it.