Most of us has had at least one teacher that we really remember.
One that has found a hidden talent, encouraged us on when all we wanted to do was give up or given us the inspiration to try something new.
School hasn’t always been easy for Isaac and I lost count of the number of times I was called into the head teachers office or the classroom because of his poor behaviour.
In Year 6 something changed.
As with most schools, Isaac got a new teacher – one that described their first meeting as “a pair of eyes staring at me from inside a bin!”
Although this teacher had been at the school for a few years before Isaac reached her class, I hadn’t had any dealings with her and always thought of her as a very quiet, unassuming lady.
What she was actually doing was getting to know her pupils, understanding what inspired them, what made than react badly and how she could help them achieve their very best.
In Year 6, I was not once called into the head teachers office or the classroom because of poor behaviour. Isaac was celebrated time and time again, not only for his behaviour, but for his work as well.
For those of you with children in year 6, or SATs year, you will know the pressure it can put children and their teachers, but instead of struggling, Isaac thrived. His teacher instilled a sense of determination to do well inside of him and he worked hard to achieve his goal of “greater depth”, coming out with top SATs results.
Such was the change in him, that at his Leavers Assembly he was awarded with a trophy for his “outstanding achievement”.
Now in secondary school, his work ethic continues to this day. He comes home and does his homework without a grumble and his teachers couldn’t speak more highly of him and I firmly believe it is all down to this one teacher and her unwavering belief that ALL children can achieve!
How do we thank a teacher?
Teachers don’t want expensive thank you gifts, seeing the children in their class thrive and do well is thanks enough, but why not send a Christmas Thank You card from thankateacher.co.uk and best of all, it is FREE to do!
It is really easy to do, simply fill out the online form which required some basic details about you. You can send the card anonymously if you prefer.
You then need to provide some information about who you want to thank. It could be a whole school, the head teacher or an individual teacher or teaching assistant.
Some information about the school itself, such as its name and address and of course, the most important part – a special message for the teacher(s) you wish to thank.
I think any teacher would be over the moon to receive a card like this from one of their pupils this Christmas.
Thank a Teacher is part of a national campaign which aims to raise the profile of teachers across the country and the vital work they do. Some teachers who have received thank you cards in the past have gone on to win an award at the prestigious National Teaching Awards televised by the BBC as ‘Britain’s Classroom Heroes’.
Why not give your teacher the chance to be part of this?
Disclaimer: This blog has been paid for by and created in partnership Tots100 and thankateacher.co.uk. All thoughts and opinions are my own.