Teaching is one of the hardest jobs out there.
And if you think it’s not, you are probably sending your kids to school fed, clothing them appropriately, providing them with school supplies, and helping them with homework when they get home.
Believe me when I say teachers are doing more than teaching math, science, social studies, and reading.
They are working on behavior skills, teaching to all learners, thinking about and maybe even meeting with their students on the weekend, encouraging those who are struggling, discussing morals and life issues with their kids, advocating for their students, and helping their students in other countless ways.
Jen Hatmaker’s post on thanking teachers is spot on and I loved it.
Consider writing a note of gratitude, surprising a teacher with a treat, or sending in extra paper and pencils.
Whatever you do, just say thanks to a teacher.