We can really never express enough gratitude to the people whose job it is to educate our children. Think about it…children are the future. We really should be focusing the bulk of our energy on raising our children the best way we can. Whether that is public school, home school or private school…educating our children is pretty much THE most important job there is.
Today is the day to celebrate our teachers, school administrators, counselors, home school parents, coaches, school therapists, and anyone else who contributes to positively shaping the young minds who are our future. Parents are busier than ever* and so many of us rely on these dedicated professionals to play a key role in helping our children grow to be good citizens of the world.
The stressors on our educators today are like never before. Funding is greatly reduced and resources for our schools are increasingly limited. Teachers regularly spend their own money to create a nurturing and vibrant classroom. There is so much pressure to teach to the test, successfully lead over-crowded classrooms with special dietary, language or learning needs, hold the responsibility to keep children safe if (God forbid) an active shooter situation occurs, and manage parent communication through email, phone and in-person visits. Teachers frequently spend their evenings and weekends working in order to stay on top of it all. That is a lot of weight on educators' shoulders - and for often inadequate compensation.
Suffice it to say, here at #BGTP we just have such admiration for teachers and administrators who are able to keep it all together and compassion for them when sometimes they struggle to do so.
We are excited to focus the Thursday of Random Acts of Kindness Week on these often unappreciated heroes. Here at Be Good to People we are delivering pizzas and Goodie bags to some of our local schools over the lunch hour to let our teachers know how much they are appreciated. We will also be recognizing some special teachers near and far with flowers and special notes expressing our gratitude.
Our teachers need support year-round so we have compiled some fun ideas for today’s #RAKweek18 call-to-action but know that you can do these ANY time of the year for the educators in your lives. If you can pull it off today, all the better!
HERE ARE SOME GOOD IDEAS TO BRING A SMILE TO A TEACHER’S DAY
You don’t even have to have children in school to celebrate and support our educators. If you have the ability to help out, jump in and support – it’s an investment in the future of our world!
We hope that today inspires you and we look forward to hearing what RAK’s you perform out there. Please remember to post pics or stories and tag @begoodtopeople with #BGTP and #RAKweek18 in your post.
* We wish that we didn’t have to say this, but we’d like to remind everyone that this is the Be Good to People community. There is no room or tolerance here for judgement of others. So let’s stay kind and refrain from any comments about parent choices about working or home schooling or parents being busy. We are all doing the best that we can. Let’s support one another and not judge!
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