It’s teacher appreciation week which results in a flurry of best wishes and compliments to educators across the United States – and rightfully so! Every day teachers face the almost overwhelming task of educating, nurturing, and protecting the children in their care.
As a society, it is in our best interest, as well as our responsibility, to improve the state of education by helping teachers to access the resources that they need to complete these three critical tasks each school day.
So in a week where teachers are showered with food, gifts, and thank yous (which are often long overdue), what are we doing to provide teachers with the tools, training, and resources they need to do their most important job – ensure the safety of their students?
Let’s demonstrate some real appreciation for teachers – by giving them the appropriate, education-based safety training they desperately need.