Teacher’s Day!

Happy Teacher’s Day and Happy Teacher’s Week! Yes, the first full week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Hooray! And tomorrow (Tuesday) is National Teacher’s Day.  For those of you who don’t know, when I am not blogging/raising my son/exercising/cooking random healthy food concoctions, I am a middle school math teacher.  This is actually my 8th year of teaching math and I have taught in both public and private high schools and middle schools on the West Coast and East.

I love teaching.  Getting through to a student and making a difference is an incredible feeling.  I am obviously biased, but I think teachers are incredibly underappreciated (and underpaid!).  Especially living in New York where there is so much wealth and so many people who work in finance, it seems crazy to me my mind that teachers aren’t more appreciated, and that there isn’t more of an effort to attract people to education.

Teachers do love being told that they are making a difference.  So if you are a student, a parent of a student, or a friend of a teacher, make sure you do something to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and Teacher’s Day.  A small comment, thank you note, or other sign of appreciation goes a long way. Trust me!!

Who is your favorite teacher and how did he or she affect your life? Tell your story and forward this to your teacher! I can tell you from first hand experience how incredibly touching any thank you, email, note, or hug means. It is those moments that make teaching all worth it.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. Teachers are amazing. Thank you for your constant motivation, inspiration and all that you do!!

  2. What a terrific post! And a great reminder to honor our teachers. I will never forget Mrs. Taggert my third grade teacher. She made such a difference in my life 🙂

    • I hope you told her that! I am sure she would love to hear from you!

  3. i love teachers. my BEST FRIEND (cough) and my husband are both teachers 🙂 they are completely under-appreciated! i love watching joe in the classroom with his students. they relationships he forms and they way he changes their lives – he is doing the most important job in the world. and so are you!!

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