When children come home from school in tears, most parents want to know why. They will sometimes go to the school to talk to the teacher, but if the teacher is the person who made the child cry, then that’s sometimes not an option.
Abby Martin knew there was something wrong with her son when he walked through the door after school. When she started talking to her son, Rylan, she found out that he cried in class because of something positive the teacher did for the students.
She wrote a letter to the class to give them encouragement before taking their standardized test at the end of the year. The teacher wanted the students to know that it was just a test, and the test wouldn’t define who each person was in life.
Abby took the letter to social media, wanting others to see that teachers care about their students. Other parents probably had the same views as Abby. It only takes a word of encouragement for students to know that someone cares about them, and this encouragement will likely go farther in school with them than any kind of test would begin to prove. In the letter, the teacher requested that her students do the best they could do instead of worrying about scores.