It's getting close to that holiday season, and giving or showing thanks to our loved ones and people around us is always a hot topic around this time of year.
However; I think that no matter what age when we're leaving school to go be on break or travel back to spend our time being thankful with our loved ones for the holidays, we forget to thank the ones who dedicate their lives to helping make us better versions of ourselves.
According to Oxford dictionary, the definition of a teacher is, "to impart knowledge to or instruct (someone) as to how to do something, cause (someone) to learn or understand something by example o."
This definition is one of the best actual ones that I was able to find online because I think it really exemplifies that a job of a teacher is to teach the class lessons that they will be using in and out of the classroom for the rest of their lives.
We are obviously appreciative of our teachers teachings us all of the material and the lessons that we have learned from those who have taught us a little more about life, but it isn't uncommon for us to forget to show them that we are.
I think one goal I personally have set for myself is to thank my professors at school for teaching me the material that they know. It isn't easy, but, I couldn't be more appreciative for what they do.
Thank you to my teachers who have dealt with...
My confusion — Sometimes ya girl just doesn't understand the assignment.
My emails — I know I'm not the only student who is sending you emails about an absence or a grade.
My questions — Sometimes I may have more than others.
My thoughts — They may be unnecessary at times.
But most of all, thank you for having the patience and the drive to teach. Being an education major, I just assumed that I was taking the easy route, although, of course, there's nothing else I'd rather pursue besides a career in teaching. It wasn't until I started assistant teaching and actually getting experience in the classroom myself when I realized how much of a thankless career this could be at times.
Teachers dedicate their entire lives to helping you, so this holiday season here's to an extra "thank you" to those teachers and professors who have helped get us to where we are today...