The second week in May is designated in many countries as “Teacher Appreciation Week.”

The second week in May is designated in many countries as “Teacher Appreciation Week.” We are so grateful for our teachers at Dalat and their dedication to impacting the lives of our students. This week, I asked a number of students what they appreciate about their teachers. These are quotes from students in their own words.

“We like teachers because they paint our hands.” Moses, P3

“I like that my teachers help me at class when I don’t know what the word is.” Liliian, P4

“I like them because they tie my hair nicely.” Aubrey, Grade K

“They really teach me a lot of stuff that I didn’t know, and they are really kind.” Preston, Grade 1

“I like it when they do fun things for math like cup stacking.” Abraham, Grade 2

“I appreciate that they take time on us and don’t give up on us.” Katherine, Grade 3

“I appreciate that they are really kind to us and try to make sure everyone feels comfortable.” Charlette, Grade 4

“They use their own personal money to help us have a good time studying and get supplies.” Fudzail, Grade 5

“I appreciate how much work they put into us and they take their free time to spend with students.” Levi, Grade 6

“I appreciate how they try to connect with us.” Lara, Grade 7

“They’re very patient.” Jaewon, Grade 8

“They dedicate a lot of time to our learning.” Luke, Grade 9

“I appreciate that our teachers care so much about our well-being. They’re not there to feed us information. They really want to help us grow as people, not just students.” Emma, Grade 10

“I appreciate how much work they put in of their own time to help students.” Popi, Grade 11

“I appreciate how they teach me new things every day.” Lauren, Grade 12

Every student I talked to had something positive to say about their teachers. What do you appreciate about Dalat teachers? Why don’t you take a few minutes and send one of them a quick email of encouragement? I guarantee you that it will be appreciated!

Written by Shawna Wood

Ms. Shawna Wood is dedicated to mentoring and discipling the next generation. Shawna has a Master of Education and has been at Dalat since 2012, first as Middle School principal and now as Deputy Head of school​.
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