Happy Teacher Appreciation Week
When asked to share a story about an individual who has had a positive impact on their lives, most people have at least one story about a teacher. Students spend anywhere from 900 to 1,400 hours a year in school where teachers are guiding them through post education and practical skill learning.
According to Neena Samuel who shares an inside perspective of a teachers daily life for the Readers Digest,
“a teacher’s contract day does not include time spent at home planning lessons or grading student work. Work at home can range from one hour in the evening planning the next day’s lesson or 16 hours on the weekend grading dozens of essays.”
The work teachers do is incredible. This is why since 1984, the National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. Additionally, thank you to the American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, which was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.7 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide. Here in the commonwealth, we are pleased to see the awe inspiring work of the 181,000 members of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). We would like to personally thank you for your hard work and dedications to Pennsylvania students and families.
If you have an educator you would like to thank during this National Teachers Appreciation Week, please feel free to #ThankATeacher with us! Click this link to learn about how you can participate and thank a teacher!
The staff at For Pennsylvania’s Future is beyond grateful for the work done by all teachers and educators. Enjoy some of our testimonies by watching the virtual thank you we created below!