What If We Treated Teachers the Way We Treat Professional Athletes? by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

2 years ago

With school already in session in some parts of the country and starting soon in other parts, I’ve been reflecting on everything our teachers do for our kids...

  • They teach children with not only academic needs but social and emotional needs as well.
  • Work diligently to meet the individual needs of each student.
  • Focus on bullying prevention and school-safety efforts.
  • Spend their own money on classroom supplies.
  • Prepare our children for standardized tests knowing all the while that a test can’t measure kindness, creativity, enthusiasm, effort, self-esteem, courage, compassion, resilience, character, a love of learning and all the other wonderful qualities they value and encourage in our kids.

Teachers truly are the true champions. Check out this fantastic, sincere (and hilarious!) video tribute to our teachers, and share it in honor of them. 

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Tiffany Zook
Great video! Especially love the "fantasy faculty league" reference.
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Isn't it great? I just love it!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This is awesome! Not only is it a wonderful tribute to teachers, it is also hilarious. Thank you for putting the focus on these everyday heroes! 😀❤️
Kim Kusiciel
Ahhhhh, this is so good!! Thanks for sharing Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Don't you just love that video?!
Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
This is the best! So true. LOVE it. Such an underrated group considering the fact that education is the ultimate equalizer.
Stacey Roberts
Spot on, they just left out handing over multimillion dollar checks!

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