Teacher Appreciation – Tip #17: Ask a Teacher Why They Teach

Get tips and ideas every day in May for Teacher Appreciation Month on how you can thank your favorite teachers — and support them throughout the year!

May 17, 2012
Credit: Illustration by Walter C. Baumann

Tip # 17: Ask a Teacher Why they Teach

Ask a teacher why they became a teacher -- and then listen. While you're at it, read this blog, "Why Do You Teach?: What Sustains Us in Our Work" by former teacher Elena Aguilar. And, in case you need convincing, here's "99 Reasons Teachers Rock" from Hubspot.

"Every Day in May"

Every day in May we'll be offering up a new way to appreciate teachers.

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