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#1 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:44 PM

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#2 Griff9of13

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

I'm with you. And when I went to school doing something like that would have been a very quick way to get yourself beaten up.
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#3 MikeW

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:14 PM

At our boys school the parents all put into a collection if they want to which is then used to buy one or two things for each teacher/teaching assistant in the class.  I suppose it all depends on the kids and the staff but I've not had a year where I haven't thought that an extra thank you wasn't appropriate for them.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:19 PM

I'm in no doubt some kids leave lovely presents for the teachers. All over their cars or in their desk.

 

Sometimes I used to wonder if Sir or Miss making it through the year was a gift in itself.

 

That said, I'd love to see lil Kenny offering Miss Honey a bottle of gin after class... covered in shaving foam.


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#5 Bucksyed

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

My wife is a teacher and she tells the children not to buy presents but as normal she gets innundated with chocolates and the odd bottle of wine . Whether this is down to the children or their parents nobody knows , I suspect it's the parents when it comes to the wine.  At least the grandchildren get extra chocolate  Christmas, Easter & end of term.


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#6 Johnoco

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:09 PM

Like many things it is relatively new but once someone cottoned onto it, Asda etc started filling their shelves with 'gifts for teacher' and now its got its own life.

I wouldn't mind but its not like they actually do any work is it? ;)

#7 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

I used to cop for a bottle of beer or two and some old spice which was very thoughtful
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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

Like many things it is relatively new but once someone cottoned onto it, Asda etc started filling their shelves with 'gifts for teacher' and now its got its own life.

I wouldn't mind but its not like they actually do any work is it? ;)

I'm not sure about it being a 'relatively new' occurrence. My Mum was a teacher (she is now 70) and she received gifts all the way through her teaching career, ie the whole of her working life.


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#9 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:41 PM

I'm not sure about it being a 'relatively new' occurrence. My Mum was a teacher (she is now 70) and she received gifts all the way through her teaching career, ie the whole of her working life.

Me too until I started teaching in the criminal justice system and then thinks kinda changed
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#10 Futtocks

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

It wasn't a feature of my school years.

 

However, we used to buy a bottle of something for the postman and th UPS driver every Christmas at work.


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#11 Severus

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

Not something I ever did but I have a few friends who are teachers and they all appreciate the thought. I've been given gifts in the past from students and I feel uncomfortable about it because I'm also the one marking their work.
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#12 shrek

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

Its new to me, I don't recall it being the done thing when I was at school.

 

That said I have a little lad in pre-school and we bought his key worker/teacher a bunch of flowers because she goes above and beyond with him and we really do appreciate what she does.

 

My daughters in reception at primary school and again, has a very good relationship with her teachers, so we will be sending her in with a little bit of something tomorrow on the last day of term.  If I felt obliged to I wouldn't bother, but her teachers have been great helping her through her first year in school and she loves it so it just feels like the right thing to do.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:22 PM

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I don't ever remember it happening in my days at school.

 

Not sure if it's a good or bad thing tbh. Different times, different culture.


 

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#14 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

Having a son who has just left school ,most of the time the "gift for teacher" is actually a competition amongst parents as to who can buy the most expensive gift.Total waste of time.
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#15 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

Having a son who has just left school ,most of the time the "gift for teacher" is actually a competition amongst parents as to who can buy the most expensive gift.Total waste of time.

In my day it was clearly the work of the children, but you would get cards and letters from parents.
You felt that you were being genuinely appreciated.
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#16 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:37 PM

In my day it was clearly the work of the children, but you would get cards and letters from parents.
You felt that you were being genuinely appreciated.

Not anymore,as the shelves in stores and online show,it's now a competition.
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#17 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:43 PM

Not anymore,as the shelves in stores and online show,it's now a competition.

it misses the point entirely


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#18 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:47 PM

it misses the point entirely

Indeed it does.A simple thank you card should suffice,preferably home made.
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#19 Old Frightful

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:19 PM

Just get your son/daughter to give them a home made card with "Thanks for being a great teacher, enjoy your 6/7 weeks holiday".

That should do the trick.

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#20 Johnoco

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:19 AM

I'm not sure about it being a 'relatively new' occurrence. My Mum was a teacher (she is now 70) and she received gifts all the way through her teaching career, ie the whole of her working life.

I've no doubt that some people gave teachers a gift since forever but displays in Tescos etc? That's definitely recent




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