It’s really hard to believe that the new school year is almost here! I feel as though ever since I graduated college, time moves at the speed of light. Time moving faster isn’t a terrible thing, though, because Christmas comes more quickly. Anyways… the point is that the school year is most definitely upon us. Due to that fact, kids will be going back to school shopping. A lot of kids, however, will not be able to afford basic school supplies that can help them succeed. Fortunately, many organizations facilitate drives for these items in which you can and you should participate.
This post isn’t suggesting that be the only way you change the world this school year, though. I would like to suggest that you purchase school supplies for students, but also teachers! I worked part time at a title 1 (low income) school in college, and I have friends who are teachers that work at similar schools. I am consistently shocked at how much of their basic working material is paid for out of their own pocket. It is no secret that teachers are already underpaid. Now, we are asking them to use their pay in order to buy things necessary to do their jobs well.
We can’t stop that, but we can help. Many of my teacher friends have wonderful ideas for creating amazing learning environments, developing classroom libraries, and facilitating creative projects, but they don’t have the money to make these ideas come to fruition. Therefore, this week’s suggestion of how you can change the world is to help teachers teach better by providing supplies that they need. To do this is simple. You just need to 1. ask what they need; and 2. buy what they need.
We all want every child to get the best education possible, and equipping teachers is a great way to make that happen!
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela