5 Ways Teachers Put the Amazing Into Everyday
You may not know his name, but you probably know his legendary handshakes.
When recent footage of Barry White Jr giving personalised handshakes to each and every one of his students went viral, he became the hottest teacher in the world.
Whilst we agree that Mr White is doing a sterling job of establishing rapport with his students, we thought it was important to remember the more understated, everyday, ways that teachers are awesome.
As we settle into term 1 of 2017, let’s take a moment to think about the 5 ways that teachers put the amazing into everyday.
1. They remember ALL of the names.
As someone who struggles to recall the names of half some of the kids in my kid’s class, I take my hat off to these amazing educators who remember nearly every kid’s name in the whole school.
2. Their trouble-shooting skills could bring about world peace
From missing lunchboxes, to fights about glue-sticks, to refereeing epic handball matches, teachers make the cray-cray of the day seem like it ain’t no thing.
3. They deal with kid-honesty all day long
Instead of being surrounded by polite colleagues, who will charmingly swear that your snooze-worthy presentation was actually really engaging, they deal with kids that tell it like it is...about everything.
4. They deal with us parents errrryday.
From the helicopters to the Tiger Mums to the free-rangers to the absent, teachers juggle the multitude of different parenting styles and try to keep everyone happy, at least some of the time.
5. They care about our kids
They try their best to make sure our special little snowflakes are reaching their full potential…all while being paid far too little.