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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! 3 Gift Ideas for Parents

Posted by Nina Caliri on Mon, May 07, 2018 @ 12:05 PM

Have you ever thought about the extra time, energy, patience and TLC teachers log to try to ensure our children get good educations? Well now is a great time, because it’s National Teacher Appreciation Week

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One recent study found the average teacher in the U.S. works 50 hours per week, encompassing 12 hours of work for which they never get paid — grading papers, supervising extracurricular activities, counseling students, etc. 

A teacher impacts some 3,000 students over the course of a career, often in ways that transcend the academic.

In one study, for example, 83 percent of U.S students ages 7 to 15 said a teacher had boosted their self-esteem and confidence, while 79 percent said a teacher encouraged them to follow their dreams and 75 percent pointed to a teacher as a mentor or role model.

Here are a few simple ways to show a teacher you care in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week:

  • Pick out a cute little notebook that can help them stay organized, along with a handwritten note with a message such as “Just a note to say you’re a great teacher!”
  • Stop at the local coffee shop (or log on to its website) so you can buy and send your teacher a gift card to fund their favorite up-and-at-‘em beverage. The note you enclose could say something clever like, “Thanks a latte for all your hard work!”
  • Select a beautiful flowering plant or one with lush green foliage that can grace a teacher’s desk to remind them  they’re appreciated. Your card could offer a meaningful message from your child such as, “Thank you for helping me grow.”

At Alert Solutions, we’re thankful for the incredible teachers and educators we work with on a day-to-day basis. Feedback from the teachers at the k-12 schools we work with help us improve our school notification systems, ensuring we have the top-notch tools we need to keep k-12 schools safer and better organized.

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