What If We Treated Teachers Like Professional Athletes?

A recently posted video imagines a world in which we treat teachers the same way we treat professional athletes. The video, which was posted on Facebook by ATTN:, has 9.6 million views, over 31,000 likes, and over 180,000 shares.

In the video, students cheer for their teacher when she leads a student to understand a math problem, office supply stores offer endorsement deals, and students trade cards featuring their favorite teachers. At the end, ATTN: encourages viewers to “share this video if you think teachers are the true champions.”

At Elevate Teachers, we loved this video. Though it’s a funny look at the way we treat teachers, it brings up an important point; teachers deserve more support!

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

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