The first week of every May is Teacher Appreciation Week. This week-long celebration is a time when the community, students, and parents show their appreciation and gratitude to teachers and educators for their commitment and dedication to providing quality education throughout the year. Their appreciation is exhibited through thoughtful cards, small gifts, and even posters and banners displayed around the school. I think we can all agree how wonderful it feels to be appreciated and how special it is to be acknowledged for the hard work, dedication and energy that we put into our daily teaching efforts.
This concept of Teacher Appreciation Week got me thinking. Why is it that we need a special week or even other people to show us that what we do every day does make a difference? I think it’s time to start recognizing and appreciating the work we do on a daily basis.
Appreciation comes in all shapes and forms. Whether it’s from someone else or through self-appreciation, what matters is that you embrace who you are and what you do daily.