Guest Post: 5 Ways to Give Thanks for Educators

Students today enjoy instruction from the greatest generation of teachers, principals, and superintendents ever. Today’s educators have accomplished record-setting high school graduation rates, more students succeeding in a more rigorous curriculum, and steadily improving test scores, while at the same time achieving high parent satisfaction and strong student-teacher relationships.

That is a lot for one group to do!

November is a month for giving thanks—here are some tips on how you can thank the educators in your lives this month:

1. Volunteer to visit the classroom to help with projects

2. Help your child with homework

3. Make sure your child gets enough sleep

4. Teach and promote manners and respect at home

5. Send a bouquet of sanitizing wipes

How else do you give thanks for educators?

About the author

Dr. Richard DuFour, EdD was a public school educator for thirty-four years, serving as a teacher, principal, and superintendent and earning Illinois’ highest award as both principal and superintendent. In his latest book ‘In Praise of American Educators’, Dr. DuFour highlights all that educators have accomplished and gives them ideas on what more they can do.


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