Posted on: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Teachers play a very important role in society, communities, and more importantly on children and youth that they are surrounded with. Their role in the community is a very challenging and draining one, as they have the responsibility of helping youth learn, develop, and transition into their new generation. Teachers make positive impacts on their students’ lives by enhancing their self-esteem in an encouraging and engaging learning environment, along with many other ways. They also have other important responsibilities such as grading homework, meeting with parents, and ensuring the needs of their students are me. Let’s not forget that teachers face detrimental budget cuts that affect everything about the way they are able to perform their jobs, from the ways that classes are formatted, to the ways they are able to teach their classes, or worse yet, their job security.
Clearly, a teachers’ life can be a difficult one and they can face many obstacles throughout the course of their career. It is incredibly important that their role in the community is always appreciated and protected. Whether you are a student or a parent of a student, it is important to express appreciation to teachers for what they do and what they go through on a daily basis. This can be a simple thank you in person, thoughtful card, or a gift to show how much you appreciate them. Showing your gratitude can go a long way.
For teachers, when things are getting overwhelming and difficult, it is important to reach out to meaningful people in your life or seek treatment if you feel it is necessary. A counsellor can help alleviate any stress you are facing, manage any strong emotions, and give you useful helpful strategies to live a healthy life.