Nominations for teachers are open all week.
The Lloydminster Teachers’ Association (LTA) is encouraging families to show appreciation to educators throughout the week.
Yesterday, families around the globe celebrated World Teachers’ Day at a time when they have tried to bring normalcy to students lives.
All week-long the LTA is asking the community to speak about a teacher they appreciate.
This could be their child’s teacher, former teacher or a colleague by sharing a story, posting a picture, tagging a teacher or all three.
All nominations can be submitted to the LTA’s Facebook page for a chance for your favourite teacher to win a prize.
LTA President Derek Armstrong said the school reopening response from local teachers and administrators have been worth celebrating.
“In my opinion, teachers are just doing a wonderful job of bringing back the calm and normalcy to just the world of education,” said Armstrong.
The Grade 9 teacher at College Park said the success so far didn’t come without stress and anxiety for school staff to make sure there was a safe place for students.
“I think this year, more than ever, it’s appropriate for teachers and the public, to take an extra moment to celebrate the teachers and their professionalism and their leadership through all of this.”
Armstrong mentioned the various ideas that were brought forward by teachers and administrators on top of regular teaching duties to get students back into classrooms.
“Everyone has their comfort level, and then their experience with the virus so far. As well, as everyone’s trying to manage the continual change that’s coming from the government and the medical community. It’s something that teachers want to get right. It’s just being able to respond to change and adapt quickly.”
This is the first year the LTA has held this type of campaign for World Teachers’ Day as the organization has just started to utilize social media to promote education within the city.