Posted: by Jo Thursday, 2 June 2016 @ 11:28
We all know kids need encouragement to work hard and pay attention at school – but don’t forget, teachers need encouragement too! Teaching is a tough job, with not enough time, budget or freedom to do the best job possible all the time – but teachers try their hardest, every day. Show your teachers how much you appreciate their efforts, each and every day. In our ‘Appreciation’ category, we have several Mantra designs which work to show a teacher how you feel. And we’ve left space for you or your child to write ‘Why I chose this Mantra for you’ on the back of the card, so you can make it specific and personal. Our teacher friends tell us that something personal, handwritten and from the heart is the best gift – so take the time to write on the back of the card the reason why you picked that specific mantra, and what they have done for you.
1. Mantra: ‘You teach from the heart, not from the book’
Apple Bracelet, £20
Take the time to explain that you recognise what they have done for your child, showing their love, care and compassion rather than just focusing on the curriculum.
2. Mantra: ‘Wisdom begins in wonder’
Owl Necklace, £30
Thank them for creating a lifelong love of learning in your child, and encouraging their natural curiosity and passion for new things.
3. Mantra: ‘Because of you, I am what I am today'
Rose Studs, £20
Perfect as a gift from an older student, perhaps heading off to university – recognising the huge impact their teacher has had on setting them off on their next path in life.
4. Mantra: ‘You’re the reason I’m smiling today'
Flower Necklace, £20
Perfect as a gift from a parent whose child has come through a difficult time, or an older student who has had a tough time, thanking the teacher for their part in getting them back to happiness.
5. Mantra: ‘You’re the greatest gift’
Bow Necklace, £30
Show them you appreciate everything they have done for you. Education is a great gift, but without a teacher who inspires, encourages, supports and believes in you, it doesn’t feel like a gift but a chore. Let your teacher know what she means to you.
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