As the daughter of two teachers, I've always appreciated the hard work and dedication required of this profession. But never could I fathom the depth of my respect until a worldwide pandemic turned our life upside down. Unsure of when all this will end, and with Teacher Appreciation Week happening now, parents are heading to social media to tweet their love and respect for teachers, and I am here for all of it. Like so many of you, I am quarantined at home, overseeing my children's remote learning with the help of their amazing teachers. I don't think anyone could have predicted how the coronavirus would upend all of our lives, and simply put, I'm blown away by all of the incredible stories I'm reading about teachers across the globe that have risen to this unbelievable challenge.
One thing's for sure with these tweets below serving as evidence: teachers should be paid more. Full stop. Sure, there's plenty of comedy in parents trying to home school their kids (I mean, I can barely help with my 5th grader's math assignments), but at the end of the day, the teacher love is overflowing. Here's to future teacher raises and respect after all this mess is over.