Sometimes I get some great feedback from students. The best is when they do not intend to give me feedback. As some of you know teaching is not about immediate gratification, you have to find your successes in small moments. Here is one I would like to share:
A student called me recently and said "Hey, I have a quick question. I was walking past a field and suddenly it got humid and it smelled like water. There was not any sprinkler on, whats that called when plants give off water? I think that is what they do..."
I answered, "traspiration".
"Oh ya!" they said. "Thanks! I forgot that word! Bye!"
And hung up.
How cool that they were thinking of that!