Olivia Griffin

Thank Your Teachers

By Olivia Griffin / April 11, 2018 / / Twitter / Facebook /
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…being a teacher is really difficult! You think writing a 5-page paper is exhausting? Try grading 100 of them! I wish I could go back in time and take back all the complaints I had about slow-grading teachers. I have so much empathy for them right about now. Though I can’t, you can!

Show some appreciation for your teachers—they really do work hard. And the thing that makes it all worth it is hearing students thank me on their way out of our classroom’s door each day. This shows me that my efforts are worth it—that I really have made an impact on someone’s learning.  That is after all the main goal. 

Still, I was thinking back to my own experience as a high school student and I could not remember one time that I thanked my teacher on just an average school day.  It is crazy to think about how something that means so much to me now, could mean so little to me then that I did not even pay the simplest respectful gratitude to my own teachers. That is why I ask you to give it a try…thank your teachers!

One of the most influential factors of your own happiness is practicing gratitude.  So why not make yourself and your teacher happier with just two simple words? It can make a world of difference, believe me!​