Hey there adviser, educator, instructor, coach, tutor, guide, mentor, trainer, teacher; whichever you identify with, I just wanted to say a big thank you!
Today is World Teacher’s Day and it is a day that we need to not just say thank you but we need to SHOUT it! We need to SHOUT it because the fact is, teachers out there are truly the unsung heroes of society.
Because they are a group of professionals who work tirelessly and dedicatedly and who are rarely thanked adequately or really given the recognition they deserve through conditions, salary, value or respect. Because they work day in and day out with the next generation of our society, the people we value, love and respect the most, our children.
What else is more important than that?
For hours each day they are actively engaging with often up to 25 children at a time. All of whom are often from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, personalities, needs, abilities and moods. And in addition to this, who are going through the biggest emotional, intellectual, physical and hormonal changes that they will ever experience.
Now not only do teachers somehow get an entire class of these ever changing/growing/developing/different children or teenagers to follow instructions but they also teach them skills, knowledge and lessons that will shape their future and prepare them for the world.