Our colleague Keith Williams shared a few thoughts with us about the significance of this week for him as a former teacher:
Teacher Appreciation Week is this week, and as someone who taught for over 20 years, I need to let you in on a little secret. Teachers desperately miss their kids. Today, some of my former students are doctors and diesel mechanics. Some are teachers and coaches themselves. And some are 30-year-old, minivan-driving special forces veterans, but they all know they’re still my kids. Whether I taught, coached, or mentored them in homeroom, each of my former students is still one of my crew, no matter how much time has passed. And I miss each of them.
My guess is that you have a teacher out there who feels the same way about you. And if you have kids, there’s a teacher out there who misses them right now, too.