Last night, several students asked to speak with me after class. Turns out I've been overlooking something important and I am so grateful that they had enough trust in me to tell me. Teaching is far more than a job or a paycheck, it's way more than that for me. Now, I have the opportunity to make adjustments before it's too late for some.
You know, one of the toughest jobs a teacher has is to gauge the learner and their learning styles. It's so common for a student to either ignore their own learning style or hide it for any number of reasons. Of course, some are obvious but some aren't and unless a student asks for help, it's not only hard to give some, but in some cases inappropriate, unethical, and believe it or not, illegal.
There are plenty of teachers that would shun a meeting by an group of six students, all mature adults who were expressing concern mostly about another student who they are friends with that has a physical disability that makes it difficult for her to keep up with the computer lessons. For me, this is what teaching is all about, learning about your student so that you can do everything that is within your power to give them the best learning experience possible.