Both on Teachers’ Day and on every day of the year, we should respect our teachers. A good teacher – someone who believes in us and encourages us, helping us to achieve our goals – can change our life indelibly for the better.
We can honor and appreciate our teachers in our own small ways. It does not always have to be a grand gesture because it is the thought that counts. So, to give you some inspiration, here are 12 Ways to Honor and Appreciate Our Teachers.
1. Respect and obey them: We can show our teachers that we value them by respecting and obeying them.
2. Write to them: Write your teacher a card or a note (or just an email if you do not have their address at present) and tell them how much they meant to you and how much they have helped you. Recollect some old memories from class to make them smile!
3. Perform well in their subjects: There is no greater honor to teachers than when students excel in their subjects. It shows that the teacher has been doing a great job and the student, on the other hand, has been paying attention in class.
4. Dedicate a book or article to them: If you go on to publish any of your writing, consider thanking your teacher in the dedication or acknowledgements.
5. Improved salaries: The government can put in place policies that improve the welfare of teachers such as higher salaries and better employment terms.
6. Nominate them for an award: Many cities and states run a ‘best teacher’ competition. Why not nominate your teacher? You can keep it a secret so that it surprises them if they win. But, if they don’t win this time around, make sure to tell them that you nominated them, as it’ll really make them happy.
7. Apply their lessons in your life: Perhaps the greatest gift that you can give your teacher is to learn from them and apply their lessons to your life.
8. Give them a gift: We can give our teachers appropriate gifts as a token of appreciation for helping us learn and gain knowledge. A new pen, a tie, some tasty chocolates or a book – give your teacher a gift that will brighten their life and let them remember you whenever they use it.
9. Give them good feedback: Your school or college may have a formalized feedback system which lets you report back on how you find your classes. Take the time to give some detailed and appreciative feedback to your teacher – you may even earn them a payrise.
10. Do something quirky: Get the class to learn a song about chemistry for your chemistry teacher and sing it to them on the last day at school. Put on a secretly rehearsed play for your theater teacher. There are numerous fun things you can do here.
11. Dedicate a thesis to them: If you go on to further education, mentioning your old teacher in the dedication or acknowledgements will be sure to tell them how much you have appreciated them.
12. Tell your teacher to their face: Stay behind after class and let your teacher know how interesting you found their classes, and how much they have meant to you. They will probably remember this moment for ever, so take some time to think about what you are going to say beforehand
Teachers work very hard to educate us. They put in many hours of work before classes to ensure that everything is prepared, and after the class they spend many hours reading and grading our work. It is necessary to show our teachers that we appreciate the good work that they are doing. It improves their morale and makes them better educators. Appreciate them and honor them!