Teacher Appreciation Week
Quote: If the heavens were all parchment, and the trees of the forests all pens, and every human being were a scribe, it would be impossible to record all that I have learned from my teachers. Johann Ben Zakkai
Teaching is a demanding, challenging, and time-consuming job, and those of us who love to teach still think it’s the best job around. It’s hard to explain to those who don’t teach that one moment where you become aware that you have made a difference in one student’s life. That moment washes out all the frustrations and exhaustion that teaching can create. Those moments don’t always happen in your presence and sometimes a teacher never knows the difference he or she has made in a student’s life.
Teacher Appreciate Week, May 7-11, is just around the corner. Take time to tell a teacher the difference she or he made in your life. If that’s not possible, tell your family, friends, and colleagues about that teacher. Let’s make Teacher Appreciation Week buzz with stories about teachers and all that we have learned from them.
Knowing how hard teachers work to engage their students in learning activities that are relevant, meaningful, and fun, we continue to create materials for teachers that are easy to implement. Check out our Summer Reading and Writing Journal that sustains students’ reading and writing skills over the summer. Great end-of-the-year gift for your students and their families. Wonder by R. J. Palacio is a super book to read aloud to your students at the end of the year. The Wonder Read-Aloud Guide will provide everything you need for the last project of the school year.
NEA Teacher Appreciation Day May 8, 2013
Save Our Schools: Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11, 2013
Education Week: 65 Ways to Recognize Teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week
Reading Rockets: Ways to Celebrate Teachers
Huffington Post: National Teacher Appreciate Day
Summer Reading and Writing Journal
Wonder Read-Aloud Guide