A first-year ESL teacher (she teaches English for students still learning the language) praises her supervisor:
Today we were talking about how I go about using and teaching academic language to my students and she says, “I hate (the way the school does) the word wall. You have my permission to tear it down. Get rid of it and use words that they will use. That are meaningful.”
How rockin’ is that?! Not only is she giving me permission to do something different but it’s something that requires me to be creative and do what I think is best.