15 times teaching was #WorthIt

During Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked teachers to share the moments that make teaching #WorthIt to them. Over 250 teachers participated, getting us a little more teary-eyed every day. In the spirit of sharing the feel-good moments, here are 15 of our favorite “aw” inducing #WorthIt posts:

1. When one hug says it all:

@Adopt_classroom When a student hugs you and says “now I understand.” #worthit

— Stephanie Catron (@smcatron25) May 4, 2015

2. When a parent calls and it’s not to yell at you:

3. When you receive the cutest poem ever written:


4. When you’re the reason a whole class full of kids can write:

When 50% of my class didn’t know any letters in Sept and now they can write a sentence! #Worthit? @Adopt_Classroompic.twitter.com/oxVhYJXWhb

— Jennifer Colsey (@MrsColsey) May 5, 2015

5. When they don’t even need you anymore:

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6. When they owe it all to you:

@Adopt_classroom When the struggling 2nd grade reader comes back as a senior taking AP English and owes it all to you tutoring him #WorthIt

— Rebecca Oliver (@ROliver678) May 4, 2015

7. When they notice you went the extra mile:

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8. When you teach a love of reading:

@Adopt_classroom When you find a note after school from a student saying how much they liked a book! #worthitpic.twitter.com/77z9hdVHCV

— Jane (@TeachTwo) May 6, 2015

9. When they make you laugh without even trying:

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 10. When you’re part of a breakthrough:

Having one of my non-verbal autistic students just break out in a song! Totally a #Worthit moment! @Adopt_classroom

— Ellie (@bellaelly) May 4, 2015

11. When they say those two, perfect words:

@Adopt_classroom anything in teaching is worth it when a student says Thank you. #worthit

— Carrie (@USFBullgirl30) May 4, 2015

12. When you believe in them and it makes a real difference:

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 13. When confidence grows in front of your eyes:

@Adopt_Classroom#WORTHIT When a student who was afraid of failing at everything finally sees she has always been able to do it!

— Denise Lizano (@LizanoDenise) May 4, 2015

14. When your students think you’re the best in the world


And finally, 15. When you melt the hearts of everyone at AdoptAClassroom.org:
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Help create more #WorthIt moments. AdoptAClassroom today!