Travel is a powerful means of education. It brings people closer to each other and to diverse cultures around the world.
Norwegian Cruise Line is going all out to show just how much they appreciate teachers! According to People, just before Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10), the cruise line is seeking nominations for teachers 'spreading the joy of learning' in their classrooms. The finalists, nearly 15 of them, will receive a free 7-day trip for two on the Norwegian Joy, which will make her North American debut in May. Between now and April, parents, and students can nominate teachers, or teachers can nominate themselves through the website to be a finalist and win a trip!
Once the teachers have been nominated, anyone can vote for them and they can even share their nominations on social media and request for votes. 15 teachers from Canada and the U.S. will receive free sailing. All 15 of those educators will also be provided with accommodations and airfare to attend an award ceremony in Seattle, where they will have a chance to win $15,000 for their school.
Andy Stuart, president, and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement, “Travel is a powerful means of education. It brings people closer to each other and to diverse cultures around the world. Through our Norwegian Cruise Line Giving Joy campaign, we celebrate the power of education and travel, and reward teachers who have taken responsibility for our future, our children, and who lean into that responsibility with all they’ve got."
Alamo Drafthouse is also all set to thank teachers for their services by handing out free movie tickets to them. Educators will be able to get free admission to any show before 6 p.m. at all locations throughout Austin. The offer is from Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, according to Fox 7. Teachers only need to come with an Id from their current job and they can enjoy a movie. They will get one free ticket a day!
If you're someone who also wants to shower your teacher with appreciation, this TEW, then here are a few ideas for you: Gifts are always a good idea to show someone you appreciate them. You could gift them something they want, or make something from scratch for them. It will definitely make them feel special and also gives you a chance to get back to the basics, which will be a huge difference from your daily life. Also, a handwritten letter can go a long way with them. Your teachers taught you how to read and write, so a letter to them would be the best way to thank them for what you are now.
Gather your batch-mates, surely you're in touch with at least a few of them, and then send out a collective thank you book to your teacher, with personalized messages from all of you thanking your teacher for their efforts into molding your future. You could also show your gratitude by pitching in for their classroom needs as they're probably still teaching and their current batch could do with some stationery and books. You never know, and it would never go to waste there.
Have you ever imagined what your life would be like if you never went to school or had proper training? Teachers do a lot more than just teach kids and cover the syllabus, They teach you life as we know it. Learned to share something with someone else? Thank your teacher! Know how to fill in forms meticulously? Thank your teachers! Know how to knot your shoelaces and your tie? Again, thank your teacher.
Teaching is not just a job, there's a lot of responsibility that goes into it. You not only have to give each student individual attention but sometimes, you'll also have to act as their friend and just sit with them and try to solve their problems, irrespective of how trivial may seem. With all of us working, we know just how tiring it is when we get a work-related call outside of work. Teachers always took their work home, even on holidays. Haven't you called your teacher at least once to clarify a doubt? If you're successful in life and happy, you better thank a teacher for it.