Thanks Mr Girdwood,

You were an awesome teacher because you were always positive and upbeat. I like that you recognized the cleverness and humour behind smart remarks that students made, giving “comment of the week” awards where other teachers would have just given punishment. You showed me that when teaching teenagers, you can control most back-talk by being open to good natured verbal sparring, and also having good “comebacks”. While most teachers couldn’t handle our class, we all enjoyed your lessons.

from Futa 'Ofamo'oni