Teacher Appreciation Week is this week – Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6.
In the United States, there are nearly 7.2 million teachers (2009 Census). That’s 7.2 million teachers for 77 million students (nursery school through college) – or 10 students per 1 teacher. No other profession requires so much from its employees, nor has the ability to impact as many lives.
While there is no “typical” day, a teacher’s job consists of being an educator, referee, advisor, subject matter expert, counselor, nurse and friend. Most teachers’ spend hours in addition to the “teaching” portion of their jobs, usually providing support for extra curricular activities, after school help, and of course grading lots and lots of papers!
And yet only 34 percent of teachers feel like they are appreciated by society (Education International) Parents of students often unknowingly contribute to these feelings.
So how can you show appreciation to the teachers in your kids’ lives? Sometimes it’s the simplest things that mean the most – send a thank you card! And this doesn’t just have to be for your kid’s teachers. Send a card to a teacher from your past that impacted your life, but may not know it. If you want to go further, a gift certificate to a teacher store (or Target) are great, since most teachers are responsible for stocking or restocking their own supplies.
You can also tag a picture of yourself with your favorite teacher as part of the National Education Association’s #ThankATeacher campaign (ask your teacher’s permission first!).
And in case they didn’t know, tell your teacher about BOGO Teacher day at Chipotle on Tuesday, May 3 from 3 – close!
AMAZEN U THANKS ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL TEACHERS – WITHOUT WHO OUR VIDEOS WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE!
And don’t forget that annual subscriptions for amaZEN U are $10 off until 05.15.16, so that means for just $40, you can access more than 80 yoga and mindfulness based short videos for the classroom for an entire year. The subscription can also be given as a gift!