Teachers rock social media

A trending hashtag on Twitter has welcomed teachers back to the classroom for Term 2.

27 April 2020
A teacher reading to her Kindergarten class.
Image: The internet has used #TeachersRock to thank educators who routinely go above and beyond.

Social media was filled with messages of support for teachers last night as they prepared to head back to school for the start of Term 2.

The #TeachersRock hashtag was trending on Twitter as hundreds of people posted comments praising the work of teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrities, high profile Australians and members of the community posted videos and messages thanking teachers for all their hard work and commitment to their students and school communities.

Paralympian Kurt Fearnley said teachers were the “heart and soul” of their community, while singer Jimmy Barnes said teachers were rock stars and “are all going above and beyond to make sure our kids keep learning no matter what”.

Term 2 starts in NSW tomorrow. I think we should all take a moment to say thank you to all the teachers and carers. You are all going above and beyond to make sure our kids continue their learning no matter what. You guys are the rockstars right now #teachersrock.

@JimmyBarnes

Eddie Woo reminded his colleagues of the huge positive impact they have on the students they teach and high school teacher Yasodai Selvakumaran paid tribute to early childhood teachers, beginning and pre-service teachers and staff supporting teachers in their work.

The social media trend was welcomed by teachers with many saying it was a great morale boost for the start of the term.

Students in NSW will return to school from Wednesday 29 April with a gradual return to face-to-face learning from Week 3.

You can follow more of #TeachersRock on Twitter.

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