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Gratitude to Teachers

Gratitude to Teachers

Spring is in the air and I am feeling a lot of gratitude for teachers right now. You have nurtured my children through a tough few years, you have persevered and sacrificed your own health many times to provide structure for students, and you have kept a sense of safety in the classroom during lockdowns and navigating so many unknowns. You have had to pivot, learn new ways of teaching, and manage your own stresses with little support. We don’t give you enough, but this week is dedicated to you and your great impact on our children and our world. 


Teachers, young, old, seasoned, and fresh, all bring a love of children to your profession….that alone needs to be recognized as one of the most valuable traits in our society and world. 


We NEED teachers to feel appreciated and supported. A few things I have learned over the years from working with teachers and finding ways to better support you. 

  1. You don’t all take vacations when our kids are on break. 
  2. You don’t start and end their school day when our kids are at school. 
  3. You put so much thought and care into how they will manage a classroom with 15+ children, let alone actually guide them through a curriculum! 
  4. AND you need to meet the never-ending external demands of parents, and administration and keep an organized classroom. 


All of these things, and so much more, go into the thoughtful role of a teacher. 


In May we celebrate Teacher Appreciation, but to gear us up I wanted to give a little shout-out and express my deep gratitude for ALL that our teachers do, that MOST of us don’t see. 


So, thank you. For taking such care in nurturing our little ones. 


This week, find a simple way to show thanks to a teacher (and if you ARE a teacher, find a simple way to appreciate yourself!). Get your kids involved, and have them think about ways they appreciate their teachers, not only for what they do, but for who they are.

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