Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week | April Johnson

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!!! I just want to show love to all the teachers out there giving their all and pouring into our kids. It's a tough job and they are under-appreciated...and often underpaid. These teachers work HARD and they play a very vital role in society. THANK YOU ALL!!!!!


W&I: What grade and subject(s) do you teach? 

April: Second grade; math, reading, social studies, science, bible 

W&I: What made you want to be a teacher?

April: I have always had a passion for helping others. Giving back is important to me and I LOVE kids!

W&I: What are the joys of being a teacher?

April: The joys of being a teacher are; seeing your students grow from the first day they step through your threshold to the day before summer, furthermore, knowing that you are molding this child into a positive person of our society is a wonderful feeling. 

W&I: The struggles?

April: The struggles of being a teacher are not being able to solve every child's problem. Each child is unique and may have struggles either academically or emotionally. Unfortunately, we can't save the world. We have to take it one step at a time.

W&I: What keeps you going?

April: The smiles on my students faces when they have met milestones and of course their hilarious statements keep me going!

W&I: Any words of wisdom/encouragement for teachers that may just be starting out or having a hard time?

April: My advice to new teachers is to be patient. As I previously said, we unfortunately can't save the world and as a teacher that is hard to swallow because we want all of our students to be perfect. Also, keep learning! One can always learn something new. Never get complacent. Your seasoned teachers can assist you in ways you have never thought. 

W&I: What changes would you like to see in the education system?

April: I would like to see more programs that assist special needs from the government. We also need more advanced technology in a lot of schools. We have to keep up with technology so that we may keep our students engaged and excited about learning.

W&I: How can we, as a community, help to keep our kids motivated and excited about education?

April: As a community we need to stress the importance of an education. Keep students enriched in school year round, including the summer! Most often students forget a lot of what they have been taught the previous school year because they are not retaining any information during their break. It is imperative that we keep our students active in education at all times!

W&I: That's great advice! The kids wont like it lol...but they do need to stay engaged. Thanks for doing the interview April and thanks for being a motivated and dedicated teacher!! She's the flyest second grade teacher you've ever seen right?lol Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!!


  1. Awesome topic and awesome featured teacher! Love your blog Shannon.

  2. That was the first thing I thought when I saw her picture; fur, and blue heels- she's the flyest teacher I have ever seen.

  3. Go April! You're Awesome and deserve recognition!

  4. I agree... having taught, this is true to the T! lovely!