20 ‘thank yous’

Dear Teacher,

As the end of Term 1 approaches, here are 20 ‘thank yous’ you need to hear:

  1. Thank you for making every student feel welcome.
  2. Thank you for smiling.
  3. Thank you for going above and beyond.
  4. Thank you for worrying about your students.
  5. Thank you for coming in early.
  6. Thank you for staying late.
  7. Thank you for planning great lessons and making them fun.
  8. Thank you for spending your own money on items for your classroom.
  9. Thank you for making resources so your lessons are engaging.
  10. Thank you for differentiating so all students can learn.
  11. Thank you for understanding all students are different.
  12. Thank you for taking the time to connect with your students.
  13. Thank you for understanding that connection comes before content.
  14. Thank you for taking books home to mark.
  15. Thank you for working on the weekend.
  16. Thank you for helping your colleagues.
  17. Thank you for already thinking about next term and what you will teach.
  18. Thank you for laughing with your students and not taking everything so seriously.
  19. Thank you for doing all the admin and paperwork.
  20. Thank you for giving your students the best version of you.

Thank you, teacher. Thank you for all of this and more.

Enjoy your holidays. Take time out for yourself. Put yourself first. Slow down. Rest. Re-fill your cup. Recharge your battery. You deserve it. You need it. You are worth it.

Warm regards,