I forgive my teacher that made me clean the erasers as my enrichment activity. I understand now that she didn't know the power of differentiation.
I forgive my teacher that forced me to create a poetry book after originally telling us that we had a choice on the project. I understand now that she didn't know the importance of real choice.
I forgive my calculus teacher that turned off his hearing aides and stopping teaching as a classroom management tool. I understand now that he didn't realize the power of orchestrating a classroom isn't about coercion.
I forgive my teacher that gave me tests on topics that he didn't cover on purpose because it was the test that he create many years ago. I understand now that he didn't know the importance of crafting assessment that was authentic.
I hope that my students can forgive me as I grew in my craft.