Monday, April 14, 2014

Getting Real: Teachers Change Lives

Most of you might not know this, but I (Amanda) was a classroom teacher long before I was a vintage seller/blogger.  I loved the kids I worked with and I loved what I taught (English), but it's a highly thankless job, and after only three years, I got burnt out. I was working way more than 40 hours a week, and while I was lucky to be in a wealthy school district, I wasn't making enough money to support a family on my own. While our school had a wealth of books and materials, I still purchased many things for my classroom and my students to make the teaching experience or lesson more engaging. This is money that came directly out of my own (not very deep) pockets.

 Teachers are paid so very little for the work they do. They work long hours (many hours go into planning/grading before and after school or on weekends), they get very few breaks throughout the day, and especially in under-funded areas, teachers are spending their own money on classroom supplies to support their students.

When I heard that Office Depot was partnering with teachers, I wanted to jump on board to share and celebrate their work. This video, #teacherschangelives, had me feeling emotional:

If you have been a teacher or are someone who wants to support teachers, you can be a part of this amazing campaign. In some areas, you can even support a teacher in your own community!

How to Donate to a Teacher

Whether you are a teacher, know a teacher, have kids in school, or simply went to school yourself (I think that just about covers EVERYONE!), remember the value of education:  it's priceless. But some of these schools and teachers could use an extra boost.

And even if you can't donate, remember to thank a teacher or do something to encourage them. They truly are world-changers.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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