Make Sure to Send your Teacher a Thank You Card this Christmas is a paid collaborative post with ThankATeacher.co.uk.
Every single day I take my hat off to the teachers out there. I have always said that they have the ability to make or break the school experience and I am so lucky that my boys have, and have had, some amazing teachers in their lives.
Having children at secondary school is a whole different ballgame to primary school.
For starters, I have much less communication with the boys’ teachers. Often, the only time I see them is at parent’s evening. In secondary school this is more like a game of parenting pinball, as you bounce haphazardly from one table to another in the hall or gym.
But this doesn’t mean that I am not aware of just how much of an effect that teachers can have on my children’s day to day life.
When the boys were younger we would make the teachers a hand-made Christmas card and I would include a personalised handwritten thank you letter to their teacher, but that has gone by the wayside in Senior School (well, you try and get a teen boy to craft a card)!
This is why I am delighted to be working with Thank A Teacher to highlight and promote the fact that they will send a thank you card to your chosen teacher. It’s completely free – all you have to do is complete the online form and they do the rest.
Thank a Teacher is part of the National Teaching Awards. This a national charity set up to recognise excellence in teaching, and the life-long impact of inspirational teachers.
At this time of year, Thank a Teacher encourages everyone to nominate their favourite teacher to receive a thank you card at the website thankateacher.co.uk.
If you visit this website before December 8th, you will be able to fill in a short form with details of the teacher you’d like to thank, and why. From there, the Thank a Teacher team will print a gorgeous personalised thank you card for the teacher and send it to them directly.
It’s a wonderful way of recognising a teacher who goes the extra mile to support and inspire a child. Personally, I’ll be nominating several of my boys’ teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty.
It was only yesterday that I received “that” phone call from Mini’s form teacher. My heart dropped, but he was actually ringing to thank Mini for his contribution to his class Christmas gift box. He wanted to let us know that Mini has an amazing character and is a fabulous addition to his class. It was totally unexpected, and I haven’t stopped smiling all evening!
I owe a big thank you to the brave teachers taking Maxi and his mates on the school ski trip in February. These teachers freely give up their own time at half-term to take the children on a fun experience for everyone involved. It will be an unforgettable experience, and it’s totally down to those teachers.
Which of your child’s teachers deserves a special thank you this Christmas? Simply click here to visit the Thank a Teacher website and send a card to your favourite teacher in time for Christmas.