Over the last several weeks, I've had the honor to work with educators and teachers. They know they have an important job, but many of them aren't treated that way.
A few weeks ago a friend of mine shared a great video on her Facebook page. The video skit from the Key and Pele show on Comedy Central was funny and sad at the same time. Watch the video below.
What did you think? Wouldn't it be great if we treated education the way we treat sports and pop culture. It's one thing to say something is important it's another to show it. Teachers will never be paid like entertainers or athletes, but it doesn't mean we can't treat them as if they are valuable.
My job the last few weeks has been to elevate and empower educators and teachers around the country. I've let them know how important they are. I've let them know how much they impact the lives of the students they work with. They are difference makers and life changers.
The next time you cross paths with a teacher or educator be sure to thank them for what they do. Treat them the way you'd treat a celebrity. You'll motivate them to do one of the most important jobs in the world.