“Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire.” –W.B. Yeats
Happy Monday everyone! It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! I believe that teachers are the foundation of a functioning society. We work to impart knowledge to each generation that passes, and instill in them a curiosity for understanding so that they can do their part to change the world. During the pandemic, teachers have had to be extra creative in keeping students engaged and up to standard. Let’s face it, navigating online school has been hard, but our teachers have pushed through to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge they need to be successful.
This week, in celebration of Teacher Appreciation week, reflect on the great teachers who gave you the tools to be who you are! Every teacher that I have had impacted me in different ways, some big, some small, and some I don’t even recognize. I am an amalgamation of those who taught me and shaped my way of thinking. It is important to recognize those who guided us to find ourselves. If you’re reading this and you’re a teacher, thank you! I appreciate the hard work, sacrifice, patience, and love that you put into your work for the betterment of upcoming generations.
During this week-long celebration, the designated National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday! If your children are in school electronically, you can show your appreciation with these virtual thank you cards, stickers, and flyers from the National PTA! https://www.pta.org/home/events/PTA-Teacher-Appreciation-Week
In the first full week of May (wow), I’d like to introduce a new #MayMotivation series, and what better way to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week than to provide motivating tips to their students to keep them sharp at the end of the school year! This Monday, your #MayMotivation tip is to have your students read. Read as many books as possible before the end of the school year! Reading has many benefits, not only providing entertainment and fostering a healthy imagination but also imparting grammar and syntax knowledge in a passive way.
Another way to motivate students is to give them the tools they need to be successful. That’s why this week’s #ThursdayThoughts are all about STUDY TIPS! Find out more on my Instagram, but here is an overview:
· Know the date that project is due/the test takes place
· Ask the teacher for study guide (especially make-a-test/answer key methods)
· Know who or what you're studying with and from what materials.
· Reverse plan a study schedule for each topic covered
End of year exams are coming, make sure your students are ready! Have a great Teacher Appreciation Week everyone!