It’s Teacher Appreciation Week in the U.S., and Jimmy Fallon loves teachers. In their honor, his Tuesday night audience this week was composed of 200 New York City teachers. You can see Jimmy’s heartfelt introduction to the show here.
Jimmy’s story about the teacher who gave him a hall pass to go outside, reminded me of a story my daughter told me about one of her middle school classmates, also a former student of mine. Apparently, he exasperated one teacher enough that she asked him to step outside into the hall for a moment. The door had a glass pane in it. A few minutes after leaving the room, the student pressed his face against the pane, and sang, “Hello from the other side…” by Adele. Fortunately, like Jimmy Fallon’s teacher, my daughter’s teacher also had a sense of humor!
Another segment of the same Fallon episode involved the musical group, The Roots, doing some musical improv with information from some of the educator audience members.
Happy Teacher Appreciation to all of you wonderful teachers out there!