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Teacher Comforting a Student on the Floor

This Photo Shows the Impact a Dedicated Teacher Can Have on a Struggling Student

"Sometimes teaching is sitting down in the middle of the hallway with a kid who is having a rough time and having a...

Posted by Frank Somerville KTVU on Sunday, February 5, 2017

Brittney Salway is a first grade teacher who understands that her responsibility to her students doesn't end when she steps outside of the classroom.

As a teacher, it is her and her colleagues' responsibilities to give their all to their students, and sometimes that involves going above and beyond their job descriptions. To prove this, Brittney shared a snapshot of a fellow teacher sitting on the floor with a student who was struggling. "Sometimes teaching is sitting down in the middle of the hallway with a kid who is having a rough time and having a heart to heart. What a beautiful moment," Brittney shared on Frank Somerville's Facebook page.

According to Brittney, the child in the photo has been having a hard time since coming back to school after Winter break. Although he has been acting out in class, his teacher hasn't given up on trying to reach him. "Mr. Bailey figured he may need more of a father figure to help figure out what was wrong," Brittney explained.

For Brittney, this is just another example of a teacher doing his job, but she still decided to take a quick snapshot to capture this meaningful interaction. "I didn't hear much of the conversation, just that the student was being picked on at school and that the teacher was trying to lift the kid's spirits up and help him out of the situation," Brittney wrote.

Even without knowing the exact words of their conversation, this photo says everything we need to know about the power of a dedicated teacher.

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