1. Cassie
    August 27, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    We have homeschooled for the last couple years and Wednesday will be the first day of public school for 2 of my 3. I loved school as a kid and it was because of the teachers. I can only hope that my kids get ones perfectly suited for their quirks.

    I know I feel overwhelemed with the task of getting things ready for the start of the year and I don’t even have major events drawing nearer. How do you keep your head about you!?


  2. Jaimie
    September 6, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    Speaking as a teacher (albeit former), I think that teachers need validation – just like kids! They need to know that all the blood, sweat and tears (of which there are many) that they put into their jobs are noticed and appreciated. Sadly, many teachers are used to only getting complaints about what they do. Something as simple as a heartfelt thank you/note of encouragement could go a loooong way in helping that teacher remember the good, even on the really tough days.


  3. Elisheva Bat-Sha'ul
    September 12, 2014 @ 5:51 pm

    This is true. I know it is hard for me as a student to get all my homework done, all my extracurricular activities under my belt and still take an two and a half days off for Shabbat when there is so much to do for everything! I am always tempted to break Shabbat and ensure that my non-Jewish teachers are happy with me. But it is too important. I need to spend time with Hashem more than anything. And that is one thing that has become more important to me as the High Holy Days draw nearer. Hashem is allowing me more opportunities to do everything but still have that awesome time with Him everyday.


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