To whom it may concern:
This ChristmaHanuKwanzaakah I’m not asking for a lot. I am an urban school teacher and if you’ve checked out the news and other social media you may see that we as teachers need a SERIOUS miracle! So this year I am writing a ChristmaHanuKwanzaakah List.
Could you please see to it that all of our students have a healthy breakfast, a warm bed and a supportive family? This will make learning much easier and more enjoyable.
Could parents trust in the teacher’s feedback. Just because a child doesn’t exhibit a particular behavior at home doesn’t mean he/she doesn’t exhibit that behavior in the classroom.
Can you have the community to become more involved in schools.
It would also be nice that if our students had a more commitment to education. If teachers are giving an engaging or important lesson then the pupils should be committed and pay attention to what they are being taught. If a pupil commits to school as much as a teacher then they will fly through school.
Can every student have books to read!! Reading is FUNdamental. Please make sure that the books contain many different topics and interests. Then our little ones will become lifelong readers.
And last, but not least…for us teachers. I would like for us to all receive warm wishes and encouragement. Not just that but, a pay that we all deserve.
An Urban School Teacher
p.s. An iPad 2 would be nice too! 🙂