Teacher AppreciationPosted on: May 4, 2020
Whether you manage to pull of a great gift idea this week, or next week, or some time after you’ve caught up with a world in constant transition, the New York Post has a few great ideas for how to celebrate your child’s teacher virtually. The easiest, of course, is a gift card you can email. Amazon is simple, but if you know a bit about the teacher, a gift card that matches their interests might even be more special. But the lesser known and less considered ideas are subscriptions and donations. In quarantine, teachers are answering emails and filtering remote content during all hours of the day and night, so giving them a subscription to an ad-free YouTube, Hulu, or Netflix account where they can escape into a movie is a great idea.
But then there’s the gift of selfless generosity, of telling your child’s teacher that you appreciate them by giving a donation to a recognized teaching charity. How you offer praise to a teacher is up to you, but this is the best week to do it, especially after all the things you know they did to make remote learning a positive experience for your child.