“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
― Henry Adams
My blog centers around promoting literacy. Most of my writing is geared toward what parents, grandparents and other adults can do in the home. What about outside the home? Teachers are the ones who spend approximately 7 hours a day, Monday through Friday, with our children. They not only teach, but also are role models and motivators and as such, they are vital to our children’s ability to read and development of the love of reading.
When did you last speak to your children’s teachers about the importance of reading? When was the last time that you visited your children’s classrooms? What type of books are in the classroom? How often do the children visit the library? What can you do to help these teachers to promote reading more?
Teachers often are overworked and have many different lessons to cover during a school day. However, they understand the importance literacy plays in a child’s education and overall life. Try volunteering at the school to assist. Donate books to the classroom, especially books that your children have already read. Then, they can be the ones to tell their friends about the books. Helping your children’s teacher to be better teachers benefits your children and others.