After most of the kids had left today, I ventured out to the hall way to get a paper or something. I can't remember. Anyway, I saw one of my students and noticed that her arm was wrapped up. So I stopped to talk to her and I impressed myself because I actually remembered her name. (This is SO hard for me. I pray everyday to be able to name my kids one by one. I think I witnessed an answer to my prayer today the way I was able to place her name completely out of the blue.)
She told me that she was making top ramen in the microwave (sidenote: the microwave??) and when she was getting it out, it burnt her arm. Then she proudly told me that she treated the burn the way she had learned in my class. Wait. Hold up. You were actually paying attention when we went over all the basic first aid treatments?? AND you were able to apply what I taught you to real life??
I seriously about died from shock. That is like my dream as a teacher to actually be able to touch the future--not just try to cram in info for a test. I finally see hope.
My teaching career is complete (for today) as we know it.