National Teacher Day is observed on the first Tuesday of the first full week of May (May 5) and we’re more than ready to show our appreciation to those who have taught us. Everyone has had that favorite teacher that has helped inspire them. This day meant to honor them was actually made by a teacher. None other than First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt herself. Eleanor Roosevelt was more than Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wife, she has a history of civic duty and was an advocate for fellow teachers. Her love for education began at a young age when she was privately tutored and encouraged by her aunt Anna “Barnie” Roosevelt. No matter how high she rose on the social ladder, she never forgot where she came from.
How to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day
When it comes to celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day, there are plenty of things that you can do to show that you care. The world really is your oyster. You can be as creative as you like and do something uniquely special for the teacher you want to appreciate.
If you want, get in contact with your favorite teacher through social media and have a chat with them, see how they’re doing, and do them the kindness of thanking them personally. Even years later, you can get in contact with old instructors and thank them for the positive impact that they had on your later life.
Some people are also showing their appreciation by “phoning in.” They’re using dial-up services (of which there are many) and creating a collection of audio recordings from various people who shared the teacher. They’re then using the service to forward the message to the teacher, love bombing them in the process. If you decide to use one of these services, get a bunch of people together, and tell them to record a positive message for the teacher. Then be sure to vet them first before sending them on.
So, in summary, Teacher Appreciation Day is an essential event for keeping the spirits of teachers high. It is not the most straightforward job in the world to control a class of unruly children. Those that work in schools often find that they have to spend many hours each day just preparing for lessons and marking. Many find themselves switching careers.
Showing appreciation, however, reminds us all that it is a tough job and helps kids in school right now. The more energized their teachers feel because of your happy words, the better will be your children’s education.
source daysoftheyear.com, nationaltoday.com