Teacher appreciation week is over for this year. But there’s never a bad time for a little recap! Teachers are definitely one of the biggest source of motivation for the whole Lifeliqe team – we are talking to the teachers from our community every day and are constantly amazed by the hard work they put in educating the next generation of children.
Teachers hold a special place in everyone’s live. We remember those who taught us, who influenced us and help us become who we are today. The past week was just a drop in the ocean compared to the gratitude we have for all the teachers inspiring us to be better.
Since Teacher Appreciation Week should be all about the V.I.T. (Very Important Teachers ;)) we decided that every day of the week we’d put a spotlight on one amazing educator we have a pleasure to work with. We are happy that we can help them spark lightbulb moments in their classroom every day!
We asked six teachers from our community: What does teaching mean to you?
Teacher at Puesta Del Sol Elementary School, Victorville California, USA.
“Teaching and learning mean never giving up, no matter the challenges. The more time you invest in the relentless pursuit of the extraordinary for your students and yourself (no matter the obstacles, because we all have those), the more your likely teaching and learning will reap exponential rewards.”
Teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Manteca, California, USA.
“We must provide every opportunity we can to inspire our students to learn, and we must craft experiences that will allow students to construct their own knowledge about things. We must weave as many educational tools as needed to engage every learner and help them succeed. We must inspire every student with the joy and desire to keep on learning.”
Teacher at Omnimundo school, Antwerp, Belgium.
“Sometimes it can be very challenging to teach in my class because a lot of my students have never been to school before. This is not easy but the challenge has to be taken, because good education is the key to success for the future of our community and society.”
Teacher at Caledonia Regional High School in Hillsborough, New Brunswick, Canada.
“I like that every day in classrooms can be new, exciting and meaningful. I really like working with students instead of telling them what to do for me. I enjoy when I create projects that engage students and after thirteen years, students still run to my classes with smiles.”
School Library Media Specialist, Milton Area School District, Pennsylvania, USA.
“I ❤️ seeing scholars explore, discover, learn, & then teach others about their discoveries. Love 2 learn, Love 2 teach!”
Nam Ngo Thanh
Elementary school teacher, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
“Education is the definite path for me. As a teacher, I not only do the job of transmitting knowledge, but also I have found myself in many different roles as actor, presenter, storyteller, and professional organizer.”