“The best teachers are those who show you where to look,
but don’t tell you what to see.”
– Alexandra K. Trenfor
As most know, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are celebrating our wonderful teachers a little extra this week, since last year was brought to a screeching halt in the middle of March. (Thanks, COVID!)
At Southeast, we honestly and truly feel we have THE best teachers! Without teachers, we wouldn’t have all the other professions in the world, like other teachers, engineers, welders, firefighters, medical personnel, electricians, authors, construction workers, mechanics….the list goes on. They choose teaching because they want to give back to their community, improve their students’ quality of education, and impact the lives of their students–giving them every opportunity possible.
Teachers want to be there for “their kids.” Teaching doesn’t just consist of an average 8:00 am to 3:30 pm school day. Teachers spend hours enrolled in additional schooling to maintain their license. They work early mornings, late evenings, and weekends grading papers and planning lessons. And, at least in our caring, tight-knit district, teachers make themselves available to help students, parents, and other staff whenever needed. Teaching isn’t easy, but nothing that is worth doing is easy.
Have you thanked a teacher today? If you haven’t and would like to, please feel free to make a comment. I know our teachers would love to hear from you.