May 9, 2019

We Can Do Better Than Just Thanking Teachers With Free Coffee and Donuts

Read the entire op-ed by E4E Co-CEOs Evan Stone and Sydney Morris on Education Post.

One Teacher Appreciation Week years ago, we each remember being thrilled to find letters from our principal in our school mailboxes thanking us for all our wonderful work that year and commenting on how important we were to the school community.

As new teachers, it was reassuring and validating to read how much he believed in and appreciated us. Then, a few minutes later, the positivity turned to frustration when we discovered that we had received the exact same note. Realizing our principal had sent an identical message to every teacher in our school was not the type of appreciation that made us feel valued or recognized our hard work. 

To read the complete op-ed, visit Education Post.