This time final 12 months, we as a neighborhood have been lavishing reward on lecturers — continually reminding them how a lot they’re appreciated and cherished, how essential they’re in our college students lives.
I’ve seen over the previous 12 months that this has slowly trickled away. There’s a frequent theme in conversations I’ve with lecturers, nearly day by day, and that’s morale is low. It’s within the gutter. Some lecturers have shared that they’re contemplating discovering a brand new career or retiring early. Think about what that might do to our neighborhood that already struggles academically. We spend one week a 12 months telling lecturers they’re wonderful, however what about all of the weeks that aren’t part of Instructor Appreciation Week? How are we serving to lecturers, supporting them, what are we doing to verify they perceive the distinction they’ve in our child’s lives?