Whilst many schools hold a special assembly or morning tea to mark World Teachers’ Day on Friday 31 October, I believe that a personal touch in showing appreciation is even better. This year I’m encouraging you to send a personal, handwritten note through the post to each of your teachers, at their home. The prevalence of email has led to us rarely receiving anything but bills through the post. Receiving a hand written message, at home, shows that you have gone to an effort to appreciate your staff.
To assist you, I am offering to send FREE postcards to schools who are Happy School members (and only $1 each for schools who aren’t Happy School members! – if your school isn’t a member now would be a great time to join. Only $295 per year to receive our weekly articles to share with your staff and you’ll receive the postcards FREE. The one page Happy School articles are designed to help boost staff morale and reduce teacher stress. Just email us and we’ll set up your subscription and email you an invoice.)
To order your Happy School postcards, send me an email advising how many cards you require, include your postal address and I’ll send them to you. We’ll even pay the postage! Email me at info@HappySchool.com.au
However there is a catch……Once you receive your postcards, hand write your message to each teacher, address it to their home, attach a stamp and pop it in the post in time to arrive on World Teacher’s Day. Don’t take the easy way out by simply dropping it in each of their pigeon holes – the impact of receiving it snail mail can NOT be over estimated!
Yes, it takes time but you will be amazed how much impact your thoughtfulness, effort and personal approach have.