The contributions teachers make to their students and communities exemplify the human capacity to add––to make people’s lives, and the world, better. Teachers show us what it means to commit to the well-being of others and clear out their paths to success. They make an incredible difference for students, in many more ways than could ever be named.

So, for all teachers all over the world doing more than we even know, I’ll just name a few:

  • You help our children understand who they are as individuals, how they fit into the world, and how they can contribute.
  • You help our children connect with the people around them, the environments they live in, and the wholeness of humanity.
  • You help our children develop the practicable knowledge they need to find lifelong success and well-being.
  • You help our children develop the competencies needed to learn––and to use all their learning with purpose.

You help children learn how to add to the world. And for that, we are endlessly grateful.

To help you continue to teach in these ways, to support both your own and your students’ well-being, and in HUGE appreciation for all that you add, I hope you can find in this Contribution Kit new questions, activities, and tools for your journey.

Teachers, you’re truly nothing less than amazing. Thank you for all that you’ve done in these months, and thank you for all that you do, every day.

The Learner First’s Contribution Kit guides teachers and their students to contributive learning. The first four modules––Self-Understanding, Connection, Knowledge, and Competency––are available for free download here.