As we wrap up teacher appreciation week (yes, this week was teacher appreciation week fyi), I’d like to give kudos to this lovely campaign that uses tagging to express gratitude to your favorite teacher.

It’s Facebook based, and uploaded several types of teachers that we have seen on the silver screen, and you simply choose one that personifies the teacher/s that haven impacted your life and tag them.

Some businesses celebrate by offering teachers deals on supplies, books and meals. Others celebrate with public events to recognize the teachers in their community. But sometimes the best way to celebrate is to just reach out to one of your favorite teachers and offer a simple thank you.

Is there a special teacher who you’d like to thank, but you’re not sure how? This year, has made it easy to reach out to your favorite teachers on Facebook. All you have to do is upload one of these images and tag your teacher on the photo that you think best describes them. It’s a simple way to let your past and current teachers know that you are thinking about them and appreciate all of the effort they put into their job.”

I definitely had a “Sebastian” from The Little Mermaid, in middle school. And my favorite college tutor was definitely a “Dewey Finn” from School Of Rock. These teachers were so encouraging and engaged that I can truly attribute them (along with my awesome parents) to helping me follow my dreams and find out what my passions and talents are.

The Inner Balance™ wave is a bout finding a deeper meaning. These unsung heroes of the education system have taken their role as educators to another level. They are mentors, they inspire greatness, and anyone who has seen the movie Precious knows that they can change the course of people’s lives forever. The Human Truth™ of this wave is: “Without meaning, what’s the point?”

You can be as book smart as you like, but it’s those teachers that get to know our kids and help them discover something special about themselves that are changing the world with every class. Did you say “Thank You” to a great teacher this week?

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