It’s Teacher Appreciation Week.

Via on May 10, 2012

“Lunchables? Really?” These Teachers have a message for you Parents.

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week.

Because making up a meaningless, unknown week is easier than, say, actually appreciating teachers by paying them more.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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4 Responses to “It’s Teacher Appreciation Week.”

  1. Hilarious.

    I had to run in and play it for my wife, who is an education consultant, in the classrooms every day coaching teachers!

    Bob

  2. tired teacher says:

    I feel lucky that I now work in a school where I am teaching kids that have wonderfully supportive families. But I've been in schools where kids can't name foreign countries. The video is meant to be humorous, but I don't think people realize how much truth there is to this message.

    Of course, as an actual teacher, it's taboo to talk like this (at least around people who aren't also teachers) because, of course, only bad teachers really feel this way about their students and their profession. Watching this video, I feel something a bit more gratifying than mere comedy.

  3. christinemartindesign says:

    the reality stings here. as a teacher of 15 years i can totally see the humor and sadness behind this message. the saying is that you get into teaching for the love of it. but, why stop there? doctors love the medical challenge of healing, actors love interpreting stories, ball players love the sport…and yet they all get more recognition and respect and salary (much more) than teachers. until there's a large paradigm shift in how we view and treat this profession, i think we'll see more of these types of videos where burnt out educators have little left than giving the finger.

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