I will admit that I am a Facebook user. At first I got on it so I could keep in touch with people I’ve met on my travels. I have friends in London, Japan, New Zealand, etc. My list of friends started off pretty small. After awhile, my brother and sister climbed on board as well as several of my cousins. A few of my colleagues at school are on it and friends from past jobs. What I find most interesting is when former students find me.
I am not friends with any current students. That’s a line I’m just not going to cross. But I have had some find me that go back quite a ways. It is fun to reconnect and find out that they’ve turned into responsible adults that are doing well.
One of my former students just started student teaching two weeks ago. I saw her last fall when she invited me to the alumni volleyball game. It was great to see her after several years and catch up. Recently I’ve been talking with her via Facebook to find out about the student teaching.
In a past life – prior to teaching, I worked at a payroll company. Some of my friends from that job are on Facebook. To make a long story short, I just figured out that one of my friends from that job has a daughter that is in the class of my former student. Am I old enough for this to happen? Apparently.
I think my former student will make a great teacher. It’s just kind of fun to think that one of my other friends will get to witness it and enjoy it with her daughter.