Monday, May 2, 2011

National Teacher Day May 3, 2011


National Teacher Day is celebrated this week and time to break out the soap box for these brave men and women who put forth a tremendous effort to teach our children (and grandchildren) who are grossly under paid and many lack the tools they desperately need to carry out their jobs.  It is my belief that our value system is out of balance and has been for decades.  We, citizens of this great country need to take a hard look and review what is really important in life.  Enough said for now on this issue.

Teaching is the profession of shaping young minds into the future leaders of the world.   

Have you ever had a teacher who has had a great influence on your life and who went above and beyond the standard to increase your personal growth and development? If you have ever had a teacher like this, it is time to show them that you appreciate all that they have done for you.

Around 1944, Wisconsin teacher Ryan Krug wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt about the need for a national day to honor teachers. In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt persuaded Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day, and the rest is history. National Teacher Day is celebrated around the world, though in different countries it is observed on different days. 

Teachers are a significant part of everyone's life. They show us the right path and groom us to become a better citizen and a better person. They teach us to face the most difficult challenges of life and get through them, easily. Teacher's Day is celebrated to pay tribute to teachers, who have dedicated a considerable part of their life to impart moral and academic knowledge to their students. 

Wonderful Teacher

With a special gift for learning
And with a heart that deeply cares,
You add a lot of love
To everything you share,
And even though
You mean a lot,
You'll never know how much,
For you helped
To change the world
Through every life you touched.
You sparked the creativity
In the students whom you taught,
And helped them strive for goals
That could not be bought,
You are such a special teacher
That no words can truly tell
However much you're valued
For the  you do so well.
- Author Unknown

1 comment:

  1. After reading this I check with my old high of my favorite teachers is still there teaching, so I made a card just for him and putting it in the mail today. Thanks for making me a better person! And thanks to all the teachers for the thankless job you do!