Teachers are awesome. We all know that. They influence and impact lives because they pour all their time and efforts to intentionally do so.
There are many reasons to thank our teachers and here are some from the lips of our SPED students and their parents. Thank you for…
- Customising learning experiences and resource
“Special Needs” refer to a whole range of conditions and learning disabilities. A method that works for one student may not work for another. But because to you, each student matters, you took time to create resources and use different representations to explain concepts.
- Prepping us for life and work through daily living skills
Some things have become so routine and regular that we take them for granted. Not for students with special needs and their parents. You guided our child every day, till they are ready to live independent and meaningful lives.
- Seeing beyond our disabilities
Teachers are believers. You saw our potential and believed that it is possible for us to fulfil it. For that purpose, you are not only our coaches and counsellors but our faithful cheerleaders too! So what if we have disabilities? It didn’t stop you from organising outdoor activities at the reservoir and sport stadiums, because you want us to be strong and healthy.
- Creating a safe haven
The schools are places where our children are safe, accepted and celebrated for who they are. There, they can work on building their strengths, but also identify weaknesses and learn to overcome them. Bit by bit, our children build confidence that readies them for the challenges ahead.
- Walking alongside when we are uncertain
When we join the working world, it isn’t easy to make adjustments and meet demands. The new experience can be intimidating and sometimes, discouraging. But you go the extra mile to support us at worksites, to ensure a smooth transition from school to work.
- Inspiring us
Being a teacher is leading by example. We see your love for knowledge, your positivity despite challenges and sometimes, limited solutions. Most importantly, we experienced and felt how you showered us with love.
Thank you SPED teachers! Aptly expressed by the folks at Rainbow Centre – Margaret Drive School, you are truly SPECIAL:
Superbly Passionate Exhibiting Care In All situations with Love!