My teenage students worked on a project to help SEPTA (our area’s public transit) solve a business problem. For many of my students presenting their solutions to SEPTA was the first time the students had presented to an audience outside of our class.
When we presented to SEPTA one of my students was extremely nervous and flustered. He said, “I’m sorry, I’m really nervous.”
A SEPTA executive responded: “Please don’t apologize. You’re nervous because you care. Thank you for caring.”
What a great thing to say. This broke the tension and helped my student relax.
I look forward to using that line.
Thanks for the Act of Kindness towards my student!