A Love Letter to Teachers

The Sycamore School: A Love Letter to Teachers

Teachers and healthcare workers are the unsung heroes of this pandemic. We keep dumping more and more on them and then expect them to keep going, undaunted. Perhaps it’s time to flip the script. How can we recognize our teachers as experts in their fields and give them the support and resources they need to be successful? 

Our teachers recognize that many of their students are stressed and not always available for learning. They know that learning has been lost. They are doing the best that they can. I’ve witnessed firsthand the flexibility and compassion they give their students. 

Parents are stressed. Many have children who aren’t doing well. Many teachers are parents too. How do we support one another versus pointing fingers? 

It’s time for some systemic change. Why don’t we take a step back and ask teachers what they need? Why don’t we set them up for success by giving them smaller classes, more planning time, and more freedom to address students’ needs? We’re going to lose a generation of educators if we don’t start changing the way we support them. And you know who also gets the brunt of this? Our children. 

At TSS, we aim to create a collaborative and supportive space for our teachers, one that nurtures and retains educators who are creative, compassionate, and skilled at relationship-building. Learn more about how our unique approach to learning is also reflected in our teacher requirements.

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