Hey Beckmann. I know you are a little upset that I do not come to your class anymore, but I just wanted to let you know you are one of my favorite people in this school. I know you act all tough of the outside, but I am very happy to tell you, you actually do care and I know so.
There was a time this year where I was going through a very rough time, and I don’t know if you remember me crying in your class that day that everything kind of went wrong, but that day will always stick with me because of your reaction. Instead of making me feel awkward or telling me things like ‘Oh, you will be fine’ you truly took your time to talk it out with me.
I have always appreciated you as a teacher because of your ability to play both sides and make your students consider both views of an issue rather than telling them yours and expecting them to accept it, but after that day I was able to appreciate you as someone who was there for me and as someone who cares about your students. I have never really been one to willingly come to teachers or anyone really and talk about the problems I’m facing currently and ask for advice about the future, but I honestly feel like I could come to you for anything without you making me feel small or stupid for being upset. So, I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done and for helping me become not only stronger as a student, but as a person. You have done more for me, and a lot of your students, than you will ever know.