One of my students handed me a recommendation letter today. It's really sweet.
To whom it may concern,
I regret to be writing this letter for my English teacher Miss W. We will be sad to see her go because she is such a great lady. She goes out of her way to make things not boring, and even stays after school to help us with homework or to explain things I just don't get. She would be a really great employee for your school because she is an energetic teacher who is always in a good mood. She shows us everyday how English can be fun and also useful. Sometimes she takes a whole day to let us read books that are interesting. This helps me to realize that English doesn't have to be all about books that are hard or boring, but that there are authors out there that write things I like. Reading is not horrible, its fun. This is one of the many things that I learned from Miss W. I know that Miss W. cares about me and my accomplishments in her class because she tells me and shows me everyday. Please consider bringing her into your school for an interview, she will be inspiring to your students too!
This at least makes me feel like I am not a total failure at what I do. Now, if only I could make future employers see that.