Thank goodness for our nation’s teachers. Despite the recent pandemic event, they have gone the extra mile by delivering schoolwork to their pupils, availing themselves up to worried parents, and going into school to resume classroom activities.
As parents, we should be thankful for the support they have given our children, not only recently, but all year round, and we should look for ways to support them too.
But what can we do to help them, we hear you cry. Well, here a few suggestions you (and they) might appreciate.
#1: Boost their morale with a gift
With Christmas jingle jangling its way towards us at a rapid pace, this might be something you are considering anyway. But why wait until the festive season? To lift the spirits of your child’s teacher, you could buy or make them something now, perhaps as your way to thank them for the sacrifices they have made this year.
But other than the usual chocolate boxes and bunches of flowers you might consider, what about something to wear? These custom-made teacher funny t-shirts might go down a treat, for example. Or what about something practical, such as a personalized set of pencils that their pupils won’t confuse with their own. These are just a couple of ideas but talk to your kids, as they might have ideas of their own to share.
#2: Make sure your child goes to bed on time
When your child goes to bed on time, two things will happen.
Firstly, they will be more likely to get up on time, and this means they won’t be late getting to the classroom door. This will be great news for their teacher, as it means lessons won’t have to be delayed.
Secondly, your child will be better prepared for school. A good night’s sleep will sharpen their mind, and they will have more time to eat a healthier breakfast, which will also do much to improve their mental prowess. Their teacher will be pleased (and more than a little impressed).
So, use our tips to ensure your child has a good night’s sleep as both they and their teacher will benefit as a result.
#3: Offer your services
Could you help your child’s teacher in the classroom?
You could give up an afternoon a week in service to the school, and listen to children read, help them with their schoolwork, or take on any other task that the teacher might need support with.
If you have a skill you can teach to others, you might offer this up to the teacher as well. This will be especially useful if it falls in with the curriculum, although any talent that can be used to teach the children something new will always be appreciated.
And how about volunteering for school trips (when they are finally allowed to happen again), bake sales, or chaperoning at school events?
Many hands make light work, or so the saying goes, and let’s be honest, your child’s frazzled teacher might be in need of all the support you can give them!
So, what could you do to support your child’s teacher? If you’re unsure, speak to them, as we’re sure they will have a longer list of ideas than we have provided. Think about it then, and if you have the time, do what you can to help them.
Take care, and thanks for reading!