A few weeks back, I had a student approach me during Morning Gym. Every Wednesday, when I supervise our students before school and before I dismiss them I state, “Do not forget to thank your teachers today”. It is something that I have been doing in gatherings of students for the nearly a decade I have had the pleasure to be a Head of School. As we were leaving, a boy came up to me and stated “Thank you for reminding us to thank our teachers. I would have forgotten to do so without you reminding us”. I have thought about that statement a few times and I think one of the reasons that I do it is that I really believe that teachers know they are doing good work, but they enjoy hearing their teaching is important and worthwhile. Another reason that I remind the students is that I hear from parents how much they appreciate the school for what we have done for their children, and want to be sure the teachers hear it too.