It’s that time of year again, a chance to express and show appreciation and gratitude toward a very special group of women and men, those educators in our lives who work tirelessly to shape the hearts and minds of our most precious resource, our children. And while we don’t have to wait until National Teacher … Continue reading “12 Simple Acts to Show Your Teacher Appreciation”
by Becky Sipos, President & CEO, Character.org “In a completely rational society the best and brightest of us would aspire to be teachers, and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing on civilization from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility … Continue reading “President’s Column: Teacher Appreciation”
by Becky Sipos Teachers matter. Decades of research and studies have found that, what to me, seems obvious–the quality of teachers has a bigger influence on student achievement than school facilities or curriculum. But what the studies have not clearly defined is what we mean by student achievement. Nor have they figured out what to … Continue reading “Four Ideas for Boosting Teacher Morale”
by Patrick Keenoy, Principal, 2015 National School of Character, Rogers Elementary One is not simply a leader because of a title or position held, rather, a leader is one who demonstrates positive character through their words and actions. These words and actions, should motivate others to give their best effort and be people of integrity. … Continue reading “How Do Good Leaders Demonstrate Gratitude?”
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, parents across the country are organizing luncheons, baking cookies and buying gifts to thank teachers. Students are making cards and writing notes. What do principals do to appreciate the teachers at their school? Amy Johnston was the principal of Francis Howell Middle School (Missouri), which was recognized as a … Continue reading “Appreciating Teachers: How Can Principals Show They Care?”
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Character.org staff took time to reflect on the some of their favorite teachers. Becky: Mrs. Frazier, my fifth grade teacher, really stands out in my memory of favorites. I recall coming in from recess after lunch every day. Everyone was hot and fired up from activity until she started to … Continue reading “Character.org Staff Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week”
by Rebecca Bauer Last week, a friend sent me the article, “Why So Many Teachers Feel Bad So Much of the Time”, and asked me what I thought. I was about halfway through reading it when I received a text from a different friend, a first-year high school English teacher, asking me what exactly my job was, … Continue reading “5 Random Acts of Kindness for Teachers and Why You Should Do One Now”
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