October 5th is World Teachers' Day. Don't forget to thank the teachers in your life for all of their hard work and dedication!
Part of my intention in publishing our gift book for educators,
Heart of a Teacher, was to honor the teachers who had made a difference in my life.
Ms. Bridges, who taught me in 4th grade, was amazing! She made learning so much fun and made all of us feel as though we could do anything we wanted to do. Years later, I still remember the impact she made on me as a young child.
Whether you have children in school now or you're a "grown-up" who wants to send a thank-you gift to an influential teacher from your past,
Heart of a Teacher makes a wonderful, unique gift for educators.
Take a look at this excerpt from
Heart of a Teacher, and I think you'll see what I mean!
Regards Mac Anderson,
Founder of Simple Truths
An Excerpt from
Heart of a Teacher:
"A Parent's Note to a Teacher"
I'm the voice of a grateful parent
whose child was in your class...
the one who needed help to find his way
You've been a special blessing
as you helped my child succeed
and I'm thankful for the part you had to play
You gave him so much more
than just the lessons in the books
you gave him wings...so he could learn to fly
You ignited a flame within his soul
a passion to learn and grow...
to never give up and always be willing to try
Your encouragement inspired him
and your kindness was so real
but the thing that thrills my heart the most is this...
By building his self-confidence
you changed his life this year
he believes in himself...and a brighter future is his!
"It's Up to Me" by Haim Ginott
I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.
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