* The day my deaf pupil told me that I had the clearest voice and he understood me.
* The lesson my students "got" the different colours you saw with filters and why.
* The lesson we had fun with the 'Bog roll solar system' so we could understand the distances involved.
* The lesson where many a student proclaims "Now I get it!"
* The lesson where a student says "Is this ALL it is..."
That's when I realised they all had something in common - it was those times we hadn't given up when something was hard, when the students and I had persevered and kept going. We had tried different ways, different models, different 'hooks' and one of them had clicked - they had GOT IT!
These are the moments that I refer to as the "Light bulb" moments, when that expression of joy passes over one of my student's faces and they understand. It can be something simple or something very complex - but they get it :-) The struggle to understand is over!
But for those that did, the moment is a joy to behold, the light bulb turns on - they understand, they get it, they are "right chuffed" with themselves...
So - what is my best memory of my job? It is not one, but many - every time a light bulb turns on and a student understands, every light bulb moment, every face showing joy when they understand... This is why I teach!