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Today is Teacher Appreciation Day

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the most specific of the days of this week, which is Teacher Appreciation Week.

Today is a day when if at all possible you should express appreciation to a teacher.

If you have children in school, even a simple note of thanks for what that teacher has done can make a difference, especially in a time when teachers feel very much under attack by some in our society.

If you are feeling generous, a gift card – to Starbucks, or a bookstore, or – and this helps with the teaching – a copy or office supply store, even for a nominal amount, will be greatly appreciated.

Perhaps you no longer have children in school.  But maybe you know  teachers (other than me).  Send them an email of thanks for what they do.

Write a letter of appreciation, perhaps naming a specific teacher, to your local paper.

If you can track one down, maybe a note of thanks to one of your former teachers would be appreciated.

Do a blog post, thanking a teacher who made a difference for you or for someone about whom you care.

Encourage others also to act.

Remember what Henry Adams said:  A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  We sometimes wonder about the difference we make.  Let us know.

Enjoy what teachers gave you.  

Remember it.

Pass it on.

Peace.