I am so deeply moved every day and especially every day these past two years about how teachers have supported our students and continue to create classrooms full of joy and learning. I hope you feel appreciated this week and every week. Thank you for showing up, being yourself, and doing your best during these challenging times.
For those of us seeking to show appreciation for teachers, I love to see the celebrations and gifts this week. I also want us to remember how much teachers appreciate our daily efforts to connect with them, listen to them, and support them with their challenges. The NEA asked teachers what they most needed and what makes them feel most appreciated, which are great questions for us to ask regularly.