The past couple of weeks I must admit have been extremely stressful. I personally feel that I can hide my stress and work through what needs to be done. I don’t know per se if I can say, this is what being a teacher is really about, but I can say that my students saw me as human. I know I was wearing my stress, etc. on my sleeves, and I was tired. My students stepped up and did what they needed to do and did not take advantage of the situation. There were many times, I had to alter my lessons which required a great deal of flexibility from my students and there were no complaints (at least I didn’t hear of any). Where I may have fallen short, they pitched in. It was a moment where I knew there was much respect for me. It wasn’t an “aha” moment, but it provided insight that they can be and are self-directed learners. I’m not sure if they would do that for every teacher.