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So many people have a picture of what school looks like from their time as a student. This includes the lectures and questions to the homework and transition between subjects. Though students both past and present know the script for school, often they forget this requires a teacher that sets the stage for them to learn this script in the first place. Everything doesn’t simply fall into place—teachers must work hard to craft a quality classroom environment and teach in every day. These public servants deserve your thanks. Here’s why you should celebrate the teachers in your life.
School completely changed once the coronavirus crisis hit America. So many students made the sudden shift from in-person instruction to e-learning in a matter of days. While this is difficult for students, this transition is uniquely difficult for the teachers. This indirect method of teaching makes it harder to ensure a lesson sticks, forcing teachers to become creative and spend more energy to teach. Also, they simply miss their students. You should celebrate these teachers in your life because they likely need the encouragement.
Even in normal times, teachers work tirelessly to help your child and others succeed. They spend more time and money outside of work preparing for each day of lessons—and they do so without a second thought. Additionally, teachers occupy several roles apart from just being a teacher. They are a counselor, friend, judge, entertainer, and so much more; ultimately, filling all these roles can be draining. For working a demanding and multi-faceted position, they deserve your thanks.
Teachers play an integral role in your child’s development. Teachers give your child vital skills they can build on later, stick in their memory for decades, and model what kind of people they should be. It’s essential that children have quality adult role models outside of their parents, and teachers often fill this role.
If you’re thinking of ways to say thank you to your child’s teacher as this chaotic school year ends, think outside of the box. In the end, though, simply receiving a message from their student will warm their heart.