Many years ago a girl went to college to be a teacher….time passed, majors changed and that girl chose a different path. But the importance of teaching never left her. So that girl was me, and yes I moved on, but the value of teachers has never escaped me. Now that my son is school, I have a new perspective on teaching. It is very interesting to transition from being taught, wanting to be, teaching yourself and then watching your child be taught. Several of my friends are also teachers and it just amazed me how much time and devotion they put into their classrooms while not even in them. How much money they spend every year, out of pocket, to make sure their children and classrooms have what they need.
OfficeDepot and Adopt A Classroom have partnered in an effort to show the world what teachers do, and can accomplish! Adopt A Classroom connects donors with classrooms and teachers to help them make the classroom experience better. I wanted to share this with you because I think it’s important to be active in your child’s education, and that includes helping their classrooms function at as high of level as possible. Whether it be donating your time or money (by randomly sending your child to school with extra supplies), it’s important. Making sure I’m involved, and letting the teacher know that they are appreciated every day of the year is so important. Teacher Appreciation Week is also coming up, and whether or not your school does something formal, it is so nice to take that extra time to honor them.
There are so many stories of how teachers are impacting and changing lives of kids across the United States! I’ve chosen just a few for your to check out –
You can register a classroom and donate by visiting the Teachers Change Lives website! You can also visit the website and locate a teacher to help. Teacher’s who have registered their classrooms can order supplies on line from Office Depot in an easy process. As a donor you will receive updates on how the classroom you are impacting is doing. The process is easy and rewarding. I’m sure if we all thought about it, we could all remember a teacher that was special to us, whether by doing something extraordinary that impacted our educational path, or one that simply was there as a positive influence in our lives.
Has a teacher changed your life? Do you have an amazing teacher in your life right now? I want to hear about it!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.