It’s almost 7:00 pm; almost the end of the day. Soon Teacher Appreciation Day will be over. It’s not that the shout outs and appreciations are not appreciated. Teachers welcome appreciation. Who wouldn’t? Unfortunately, the appreciation seems limited. If we truly appreciated teachers, we wouldn’t set aside a day to appreciate us.
Perhaps teacher appreciation starts with appreciating learning; appreciating knowledge; appreciating studying; appreciating organizing; appreciating nurturing; appreciating culture; appreciating performance; appreciating patience; appreciating guidance; appreciating caring; appreciating growth; appreciating limits; appreciating work; appreciating differences; appreciating individuality; appreciating creativity; appreciating roles; appreciating responsibility….
Acknowledging qualities that we all need to appreciate will certainly be appreciated. Every day.
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Point noted. I do think it’s important to express more than just a blanket “thanks” and to identify the specifics. You list is a good one. Here area a few notes of appreciation we’ve sent our children’s teachers on non-designated days:
You are truly special and an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your appreciation. You exemplify everything we want our children to have and to become. Many thanks!