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For my kids, the most exciting part of the back to school experience is the annual "drive to the school and see which teacher I got" excursion. On the Friday before Labor Day, the highly anticipated sheets are posted on the Multi-Purpose Room door. A summer filled with "I wonder who I'll get next year" is instantly resolved.
And for the parents? We're equally anxious. A good teacher means a good year, with a happy child and, hopefully, good grades. A teacher whose teaching style doesn't mesh as well with your child's learning style can present an entirely different outcome. After 12 years in the school system with three children, I've experienced both.
Most of the teachers in our school district are excellent. However, we've had our share of underwhelming scholastic experiences. I chalk (no pun intended) those up to life lessons-part of the "learning to deal with different personalities" process that will be valuable later in life. I also have had the joy of working with teachers who were amazing in all of those areas. Thus is today's school system.
Along the way, I've learned a few things:
Learning is a multi-way task. It involves everyone, including the students, teachers, parents, and the entire community.
Why don't we begin the school year or anything for that matter, by thanking them for who they are, and what they do?
I tell my teachers all the time that I appreciate them. You don't know how much that does to a person. It often encourages my teachers to do even better, or feel good after all of the hard work they put into the classroom, inside and outside.
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