Six Simple Ways to Support Your Children’s Teachers This School Year

Six Simple Ways to Support Your Children’s Teachers This School Year

Teaching is one of the most important jobs in the community, but the growing and constantly evolving demands of public education during a pandemic are causing an unprecedented level of educator stress and burnout.

We all want to make sure our children are getting the best education possible, but the reality is that many educators are struggling. The educators we all know and love are hardworking and passionate about helping our children to learn and grow, and as a parent or guardian, you have a powerful role to play when it comes to supporting teachers. You can help teachers find the tools they need to be successful in the classroom, and you can also provide a voice of support when they need it most.

Here are six simple ways you can help support your children’s teachers this year.

1. Reach out to see if there is anything you can do to help.

2. Express your appreciation and give positive feedback.

3. Remember that you are working together as a team.

4. If you’d like to give them a gift, gift a book for the classroom library or a small plant for the classroom.

5. Bring them coffee or tea.

6. Establish a healthy, well-balanced daily routine for your child at home to set them up for success at school. (Appropriate amount of sleep, family time, time outdoors, opportunities for movement, healthy meals, etc…)

How do you support your children’s teachers? drop your ideas in the comments below!

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