Why We’re Thankful for Teachers

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 -- Sarah Cornelius

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to take a minute to express our gratitude for some of the most amazing people we know—teachers! Here’s just a few of the reasons we’re so thankful for all that you do:

1. You make every snowflake feel extra special

Every day, you sit down in front of a room of twenty or more entirely unique individuals. You manage all of their varying interests, needs, and styles, and you do it gracefully. You know how to make even the quietest kids feel heard, and bring the especially boisterous ones down a notch. In the process, you make each and every one feel good about the person they are. Now that is a gift.

2. Your patience is downright saintly

Kids are great, but let’s be real, they’re a workout—and not everyone is up to the challenge! It takes a special talent to be able to deal with all the classroom shenanigans, minor meltdowns, repeated (endless) questions, and wonky requests that come out of students. While other people might be pulling their hair out, you know just how to play it cool. We’re impressed.

3. You’ve got the juggling act down

We know you’re asked to wear a lot of different hats: instructor, administrator, data analyst, therapist, nurse, mentor, baby-sitter, and the list could go on. You fill each one of these roles every day, and know how to make the transition on a dime when you need to. You are truly the champion multi-taskers.

4. You put up with a lot

It’s not a surprise that all these different roles come with a lot of demands. On a daily basis, you’re expected to get in quality time with your students, plan your upcoming lessons, grade assignments, keep up on state and districts standards, and cut through a pile of paperwork to boot. Not to mention managing the demands of students, administrators, and parents. Whew—we’re tired just thinking of all that.

5. Your passion is something to admire

All clever quips aside—you have one of the most difficult, most important jobs out there, and you do it day in and day out with complete dedication. We have nothing but admiration for the hard work, creativity, and caring you show. We’re so thankful for amazing teachers like you who are passionate about educating our kids. Keep up the incredible work!

At Edmentum, we work hard to show our gratitude for teachers everyday by being educators’ most trusted partner everywhere learning occurs. Want to learn more? Check out this blog series on how we’re committed to saving you time through our four commitments to quality content, simple technology, actionable data, and customer success!

From the Edmentum family to yours, we wish you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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