Appreciating our teachers

*Updated on April 10, 2012. Here’s a shortcut to the nomination form. Nominations close on April 15, 2012 so hurry and make sure your favorite teacher gets a shot at the iPad3 that comes along with the award… 🙂

I was on the Live Chat the other night and helped a teacher with her gradebook question. It amazes me every time I see so many teachers who are logged in to QuickSchools, updating their gradebooks, fixing up report cards and whatnot late into the night and during the weekends. I said to the teacher that since we started QuickSchools, I have developed a whole new level of appreciation for my own teachers as I went through school. I wonder what went through their minds when they had to deal with all the mischief from yours truly. I did get a good caning once though but I am digressing way off course there… 🙂

I think people in general do have a sense of respect for teachers. That said, I personally think society in general underestimate how tough being a teacher really is. And since we at QuickSchools get to see this every day, we think people should know that teaching is certainly hard work!

And on that note, I am thrilled that we’re going to get the QuickSchools Teacher of the Year award off the ground this year.

The QuickSchools Teacher of the Year award is an award that although goes to one person eventually, is also meant to celebrate the teaching community in general.  For a start, we want to bring out the wonderful stories of the teachers within our growing QuickSchools community. Stories that often go unnoticed in our classrooms and schools. It’s an award that we hope will help shed light to the great work that teachers do. And if this can inspire more teachers to become better teachers and great leaders or get more people interested in teaching, that’ll be a nice bonus!

We look forward to receiving your nominations. Let’s celebrate our teachers.

For more info on the nitty gritty of the QuickSchools Teacher of the Year award check out this post.

Thanks for reading!


p/s – I should mention that the award does come with a cool iPad3. =)

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