It is Teacher Appreciation Week.
Mostly, it means too many donuts and random coffee mugs.
But occasionally, a little genuine appreciation sneaks in.
I'd love it if it happened more often and more obviously.
Instead, we have to go looking for those small interactions that indicate appreciation.
Sometimes a little something bigger comes along...
One of my colleagues posted this letter on Facebook today:
We don't get these letters often.
That is probably why they mean so much.
I don't know who wrote this.
I know it was someone in my school community.
Maybe I had this kid in class. Maybe not.
But we did this. "We" includes every teacher in our building, district, and profession.
Most kids feel this way...eventually...at least a little.
That is important to remember.
It is important to believe.
It is a very good thing.