Celebrate Teachers in May
Teachers. What would you have done without that one special teacher in your life? Who was s/he? What did they teach you? What special influence did they have on your life? Wouldn’t you like to show them how much they mean or meant to you? This month you can! Read on…
This month we celebrate the teachers we had and the teachers we know on National Teacher Day, May 5-11, 2019.
I’ll be honoring a special teacher in my life, my husband, who has been teaching for more than 30 years! Here at LET’S MAKE ROOM, we will also be honoring teachers with a special offer (see below).
For practically his entire career, he’s taught elementary school kids with specific learning challenges to read, write and and do math. He loves his job as much as he did when he started, though it hasn’t always been easy.
Many of his students are from broken homes or have survived terrible trauma. Many experience a lot more than learning challenges. We were both humbled by the support he and 3,000 of his colleagues received, here in Oakland, California, from parents and other members of our community when they were on strike earlier this year (#unite4oaklandkids) fighting for fair pay, reduced class sizes and more student services such as nurses and school counselors.
Even at a time when education is under siege in this country, due in great part to horrifyingly naive and destructive policies, teachers stay focused, committed and passionate about their mission. Many have “seen it all” and thankfully, take the long view that education will survive, no matter who is in office.
Many of my clients are teachers, retired teachers and a few retired principals. What I’ve noticed is they all have one thing in common. Pride in the work they do or did before they retired. For many, being a teacher is more than a profession. It’s a calling. Especially for those who, like my husband, have dedicated their adult lives to educating children.
I love it when my teacher-clients pull out their bins of hand-drawn cards given to them by former students. Or they show me the training guides and class notes they kept that helped them become better teachers. Almost all have photographs from their years of teaching showing them with children who have long since grown into adulthood.
Get my special #ThankATeacher Offer
If you are a teacher (or know someone who is), either new to the profession or or a seasoned, veteran teacher, this month – May 2019 – say thank you to the teacher in your life (even if it’s you) by giving them the gift of organization. You’ll receive a 60-minute consultation to address any organizing challenge in your home, home office or even your classroom, absolutely FREE! Then if you decide to work with me, I will offer you an additional 20% off your first organizing session ($120 value).
Even if you are not physically located near me, we can still work together via Skype, FaceTime or by phone. But don’t wait! This offer will end May 31st and appointments are limited. To schedule time to chat about your project click here.