Best, Worst Holiday Gift Giving Ideas for Teachers

It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s time for the onslaught of endless, shelf-clogging knickknacks, given to you by well-meaning youngsters and their parents.

So with an eye on typical holiday gifts, today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned writer based in Upstate New York, offers up some useful holiday gifts that parents can offer up to teachers this year.

Janelle’s gift ides include:

  • Give gift cards
  • Find out what they want
  • Make a basket
  • Don’t be lazy
  • And more!

Janelle sums up her article thusly: “I can’t speak for other teachers, but I can say that any gift from a student is appreciated and will be treasured. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that the price tag does not matter. Teachers do not expect anything elaborate. Some of the best gifts that a teacher receives are the ones that are made from the heart. “

Do you have any idea that you would like to share?

How to Stay Motivated as a Teacher

The role of a teacher now includes the teacher being a mother, nurse and coach, roles for which many teachers have had little instruction. So it’s no secret that teachers are burning out more than ever before.

With a little bit of encouragement, however, some teachers are learning how to stay motivated and productive throughout the course of their careers.

Today, writer Janelle Cox takes a look at some various ways that educators can learn how to stay motivated, including:

•  Value Each and Every Teacher
•  Give Teachers a Voice
•  Consider Teachers’ Needs