Happy Friday and happy summer! Celebrate the occasion with me by sending your thank-you letters to teachers.
Let’s give those teachers who still have a few days of school left (I’m looking at you, New York metro area) a boost, too.
Maybe you received a handwritten note from a student on the last day of school that made you smile and tear up a bit. Maybe this letter reaffirmed why you’ve worked so hard this year.
Maybe you’re the student who wrote that note by hand to express your gratitude for how much you’ve discovered this year because of that one teacher.
For inspiration, here are the letters I shared last year:
And, to get the ball rolling, here’s a letter I saved from a few years back. Though it’s not handwritten, I still appreciate its sincerity, and the way this quiet student spoke to me through writing. Having been a quiet student myself, I can understand how not speaking does not necessarily mean students are not engaged or thinking.