As a teacher, I love gifts.
But my wish list doesn't include anything you find on a "make this cute teacher gift" blog.***
Want to know what teachers REALLY want? After a rather lengthy (20-minutes) and highly scientific (I asked six teachers at the lunch table) survey, here are the top four answers:
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Now, don't get me wrong--I love cute pins. And macaroni necklaces. But this necklace? Is REAL appreciation. This necklace is appreciation from not just the student, but also the Sultan of Brunei.
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This one is self-explanatory. I mean, a teacher doesn't just take YOUR kids off YOUR hands for 7 hours a day, but a lot of other people's kids, too. Buy the teacher a drink. Or three bottles. It's the least you can do.
Believe me...there's a reason teachers get the summer off. Shouldn't teachers have a beautiful place to enjoy those summers?
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Most teachers are like me--having to figure out what the "Second Act" will be, because we can't really afford to retire. It would be nice to have a company to
There you have it--the top four teacher gifts for 2012. Of course, if the Mayans are right, the only thing we'll have time to truly enjoy is the liquor.
(To be honest, most of us said we'd like longer than 20 minutes for lunch and that we wished we could go somewhere other than the cafeteria to eat.)
***And those cute teacher gifts are really cute. But my all time favorite things are notes, because I can put them in a notebook I have specially designed for my teacher stuff and look at them on the days when I want to walk out of the school and not ever come back. You can imagine that it happens, especially when I tell you I teach 8th grade.
There's a reason for all of the wine in my house.