National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 4th is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and we can’t wait to celebrate one of the most important yet underrated professions in the world.
Teachers may get summers off, but their day-to-day job is anything but easy.
Here’s why we’re celebrating teachers today:
They babysit our children
We drop off our kids for eight hours a day, and teachers are the ones responsible for their wellbeing. Not only are they teaching the cirriculum, but also dealing with behavior issues, giving one-on-one assistance, etc. Kids tend to get pretty antsy when being required to sit for long periods of time, so teachers are well-trained in the art of classroom management. We’re so glad we don’t have to worry about our kiddos when they’re in school!
They risk their lives every day
In case you forgot, we’re currently in the middle of a global pandemic . . . Teachers are essential workers, responsible for the knowledge and education of our people. Every day they walk into a school, they are risking their lives by potentially exposing themselves to COVID-19. Not only do they have to follow CDC guidelines themselves, but they’re also responsible for enforcing CDC guidelines on their students, as well. We are thankful for their bravery and diligence in keeping students safe!
They take orders from people who have 0 classroom experience
Think about lawmakers and decision makers. The reality is that people who are putting laws in place have never stepped foot in a classroom before. This is extremely frustrating to teachers, because they spend so much time, effort, and money to give their students a quality education, and people who have no experience come in and change rules and regulations without consulting them first.
They spend their own money on supplies
Let’s talk for a second about teacher pay . . . teachers don’t make enough. Period. And yet, they’re responsible for providing supplies for their classrooms. More often than not, the school itself doesn’t have enough funding to be able to pay for supplies for every classroom. This means teachers are paying out of their own pocket for classroom essentials. On top of making next to nothing in salary.
They have hearts of gold
What makes a good teacher is someone who goes above and beyond to ensure success for their students. You can’t be a teacher if you don’t have a good heart . . . we don’t make the rules! Teachers are some of the most caring, hardworking, generous people that exist. They are constantly putting the needs of their students and fellow teachers above their own.
Send us a DM with the name and contact info of your favorite teacher, as well as the reason why, and we’ll award select teachers with a MOBILESTYLES-sponsored self-care day to show our appreciation for everything they do.
Be sure you thank a teacher today. We wouldn’t be where we are without them!