Educators, what are you thankful for this year?
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and rejoice. While traveling and planning dinner can be stressful, nothing beats coming together with others. It also is a great time to take a moment and appreciate all that we have. We asked our Renaissance Royals™ community what they’re thankful for this year and we received a ton of great responses with a recurring theme of loving coworkers, curious students, and involved parents. Below, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorites.
1. Supportive parents and amazing students
“I am extremely thankful for all of my supportive parents this year. It has been a long time since I have had so many parents involved and who question their child first. I am also thankful for some amazing students. They are very involved in their academics, as well as helping their classmates. They also remind me to breathe!”
– Michelle Harrell
2. Parents, families, and community members
“As an educator, there is so much to be thankful for. The parents, families, and community members who support our rural school. The volunteers who are committed to helping wherever they are needed. Our supportive principal who knows we give all we’ve got for the success of all of our students. And, lastly, to my own family for understanding that teaching is more than a career. It is a calling.” – Jody Steinhaus
3. Working with wonderful children
“I am thankful for getting the opportunity to work with wonderful children. Our future is our youth of today and there is no greater honor than having a role in their development.” – Tom Beauchamp
4. A great support staff
“I am thankful for a great support staff! Schools need great teachers and parents, but a lot of the time it is our secretaries, computer technicians, and janitors that make sure things run efficiently so teachers can do what teachers do best!!” – Brenda Curtis
5. Making strides
“I am so very thankful this year for so many things. School-wise, I am thankful that my students are making strides and that they can see that their efforts are paying off. We are testing and tracking and plotting growth. It has helped them to visualize their achievements.” – Leeann Needham
As you wrap up this week, take a moment to reflect on all of the positives. From supportive parents to measurable student growth, there is always something to appreciate. What are you thankful for this year? Let us know in the comments below, post on our Facebook page, or tweet us at @RenLearnUS! And have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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