Today's Kindness #394: October 5, 2023
📚🍎Kindness & Teachers🍎📚
Today, we have two major holidays to celebrate! World Teachers Day and National Do Something Nice Day! Today, we combine them into Do Something Nice For Your Teacher Day!
World Teachers' Day on October 5th honors teachers and teacher organizations making vital contributions to the education and development of our future leaders.
If you think back to your school years, you are bound to think of at least one teacher who made a difference in your life. Maybe they helped set you on the right career path. One may have encouraged you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Or maybe they helped you when you felt unaccepted by your peers. Even though a teacher's job is to teach, they wear many hats. They are also counselors and friends. To some students, they may even be guardian angels.
While teaching is indeed a noble career, it is a challenging one, as well. It seems that more than ever, teachers are having a difficult time. Some of the things they contend with within the classroom each day are disruptive environments, lack of resources, and limited time. For teachers who have many students, it can be difficult to provide individualized attention.
As teachers prepare students for the future, it's more important than ever to recognize the difficult job they do.
To observe World Teacher's Day, the best thing you can do is thank a teacher who made a positive impact on your life. Praise your children's teachers, as well. If you know a teacher, give them a gift card or take them out for lunch. Today is National Do Something Nice Day, so do something nice for your teacher!
If you're a student, be sure to thank your teachers for all they do to help you get a good education. Students probably don't bring their teachers apples anymore, but they probably would accept coffee or chocolate! Use #WorldTeachersDay and post photos of your favorite teacher on social media.
"Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together."
~ Scott Hayden