Yes, go find one, right now. It can be your kids teacher, your former teacher, a relative, friend or neighbor who’s a teacher. Track them down and thank them for what they do. It’s hard to understand why it took a pandemic to get everyone to notice what a daunting profession teaching is. Perhaps a better word would be “vocation,” a calling. As parents who were thrust into homeschooling will agree, not everyone can be a teacher. The task could bring a Wall Street executive to his/her knees faster than a recession. One can only hope during Teacher Appreciation Week, you will reflect on the enormity of impact that teachers past and present have had. They are the original essential workers. Every essential worker today, from hospital, EMS, law enforcement, service industry, researchers and scientists, economists, local, state and federal government, everyone, all got to where they are because of the original essential worker, the teacher.
Your assignment is due this week May 4-8, extra credit if you say thank you on Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5, 2020.