Guest blog post by 2023-2024 National Education Committee Chair Starr Purnell
American Education Week starts November 13th to the 17th in schools across this nation, a celebration since 1921 to raise awareness of the importance of education. What are you doing to honor those who make a difference in the lives of our children? This is a week to THANK educators for their role in our schools. They are the administrators, teachers, custodians, bus drivers, teachers’ aides, and any others that play a part in our children’s education. Plan to focus on each day by:
- Monday is AEW Kick-Off Day: Take Thank You Cards to Teachers
- Tuesday: Invite Parents to School Day
- Wednesday: Education Support Professionals Day
- Thursday: Educator for a Day
- Friday: Substitute Educators Day
- Have students make cards and give to a staff member of their choice, thanking them for what they do.
- Recognize a special educator who has made a difference.
- Request permission to bring a veteran in the classroom.
These are just a few of many ideals to thank our educators.
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