Tuesday, May 5, 2020

On Teacher Appreciation Day, Parents Are More Grateful Than Ever

On Teacher Appreciation Day, Parents Are More Grateful Than Ever

On Teacher Appreciation Day, Parents Are More Grateful Than Ever


Surreal. Rollercoaster. Mayhem. Those are just a few of the words parents have used when describing their homeschooling experience.
Respect. Grateful. Heroes. Those are the words they use to describe their kids’ teachers.
But this year as we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, parents are finding that words can’t accurately express the gratitude they feel for their schools’ heroes.
“There are countless stories of educators going far beyond the call of duty for their students and their communities,” says NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “Never have all of our nation’s educators been more appreciated and seen—even as they work with students from a distance.”
For decades, the first full week of May has been National Teacher Appreciation Week. But this year, with students not in school buildings as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and educators working in new ways to teach from a distance, deliver meals, and more, the occasion is more meaningful than ever.
This is Kyle Washington’s first year teaching and his first Teacher Appreciation Week. He was only two and a half months into his position as a fourth grade CONTINUE READING: On Teacher Appreciation Day, Parents Are More Grateful Than Ever