Throughout your lifetime, there's always a couple teachers that come to mind when looking back at your childhood. We would like to honor them today, Tuesday, May 8th for Teacher Appreciation Day!
We’d like to thank the past, present and future teachers around the world for all they do for others, and most importantly, the future generations of this world! Yet teachers are often not given enough credit for all the valuable lessons they teach. There’s much more than timed multiplication problems and demonstrating cursive writing; teachers are responsible for introducing life skills such as how to treat and work with others, work to your full potential, stand up for yourself against others, and the importance of being honest.
We’ve put together a list of our favorite songs, new and old, that are great reflectors of the valuable messages our teachers preach in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day!
R-E-S-P-E-C-T by Aretha Franklin
“R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me”
Apart from our parents, our teachers are given the challenging role of introducing us to life skills, on top teaching the basics behind math, English and science. The Golden Rule was a coined term in Kindergarten, teaching youth the importance of respecting friends and foes.
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
“Don’t stop believin’ Hold on to that feelin’”
What was your childhood dream job? We’re all familiar with this subject. Teachers are some of the first to encourage students to reach their dreams, and plant the idea that anything is possible. Teachers want to see their students succeed and are constantly encouraging them to challenge themselves to reach their full capability. Often times, our teachers are believing in us even before we do, and they never stop.
Praying by Kesha
“Oh, but after everything you've done, I can thank you for how strong I have become”
Bullying is a common issue far too prevalent both in and out of school walls. This song holds a great message showcasing the importance of standing up for yourself, and fighting back with kindness, love and prayers, and being the bigger person.
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
“It took all the strength I had not to fall apart”
We would say this thought is questioned by both teachers and students. Managing multiple classes and workloads can be exhausting for students, but for teachers, managing students, the school drama, the lesson plans, and the never ending piles of ungraded papers may have teachers questioning their career choice, at least until….
Schools Out (For the Summer) by Alice Cooper
“No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks”
While this may be students’ favorite phrase, teachers might like it even more. As much as teachers love their job, they deserve the much needed summer season to recover before doing it all over again in August.