“The deepest principle of human nature is a craving to be appreciated.” - William James. Beginning appreciated is a fundamental human need. Almost everyone will respond to appreciation expressed through genuine recognition of their work because it confirms they have value the tasked they performed has value. Who better in today's world outside our family, deserves to be shown appreciation more than TEACHERS.
Everyone wants and needs to feel valued for who we are Teachers need to be recognized for our accomplishment and contributions our children's lives. It’s important for them to know that they have made a difference in our sons and daughters lives.
When we take the time to express a heart-felt appreciation for teaching, it boosts our spirit, passion, and purpose as well as the teachers. Showing appreciation builds both sides up. We feel self-confidence, our self-esteem, and our entire self-image feels great. We get energy and motivation when we show appreciation too!
Five ways we benefit by demonstrating your appreciation
1. When you give a teacher a word of encouragement, a sincere compliment, (we got to put this in there - A gift basket) or just a warm smile, their world becomes a better place.
2. When you express your gratitude or approval for the teaching they did all year, you not only enrich your life, but you also enhance the teacher's life. It's the ultimate WIN-WIN. You will feel great because you have done something to make a teacher's life better.
3. One of the UNIVERAL laws of life says - that what you give you get back.
4. When you show an interest in a teacher's life by noticing the great things they’ve done, that teacher will be drawn to you (and your child) like a magnet.
Teachers are influential on today's student's lives, they always have been. Teachers efforts not only make a difference at your school but also impact positively in your kids.
Show them you care, and watch how great your day feels.