My teacher opened up about his mental health. What happened next opened my own mind. – CBC

High school teacher inspires students with determination, humour and enthusiasm

Mar 25, 2024

The school day was dragging on as I watched the clock ticking and people walking down the hallway. I was exhausted, and ready to call my dad to take me home, but my friend convinced me we should go to our health science class.

We walked upstairs. With every step, I could hear my heart pounding, dreading the thought of sitting in a classroom for the next 60 minutes, hearing a teacher talking at me.

That’s when I walked in and saw Mr. Foreman with a big smile on his face, greeting me.

“Hi Fiona! How’s it going?”

“Good,” I said with a slight smile.

My classmates and I were settling down to take notes, while everybody was still having their own conversations. Someone was talking about the basketball game that was coming up, while others were talking about Ramadan. We were in the same room and under the same roof, but all in different worlds.

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