Today is Teacher Appreciation day! I have been student teaching this year in many different school systems and have learned so much not only in how to educate students but I've learned how challenged children are in our society and communities on so many levels. This year has been a eye-opening experience. Bullies bully for a reason. They need to trust that in listening to them, you are not out to punish, but to help them develop as people and maybe help with those underlying issues they face daily. So, if you know someone who's a great teacher, tell them thank you how they make a positive difference to children, everyday.