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Get Social for American Education Week

Here's how you can use social media to spread the word and celebrate your school and your colleagues November 12-16.

November 12-16 marks the National Education Association’s 97th annual celebration of American Education Week. This year we want to use social media to demonstrate how much we appreciate the educators who nurture and support each and every students in our schools. To join us, just snap a picture that represents your appreciation for public schools and all who work in them and post it to your social channels using #AEW2018 or #WeLoveOurESP.


Celebrate By Site

  • Twitter: NEA Today will be tweeting the latest and greatest news about our national and local AEW events. Be sure to use the hashtag #AEW2018 or #WeLoveOurESP and follow our feed.
  • Facebook: NEA Today’s Facebook page will announce our lineup of activities, promotional materials, tools and resources that will help you celebrate AEW.
  • Instagram: Post a photo of what your “edutopia” looks like and use the hashtag #AEW2018.
  • Pinterest: Looking for images, links and all things ESP? Look no further--our Education Support Professional Pinterest board is chock full of things for you to download, share, and use!
Download artwork to update your social media profile.

Sample Social Media Posts


  • Happy American Education Week! Our public schools are here for each and every student. Everyone is welcome and all deserve the support, tools, and time they need to learn.
  • It’s American Education Week! We love our public schools and the educators who inspire us. (Share a picture from your school that shows how your school is open and welcoming to all students.)
  • Happy American Education Week! We honor the team of people who work with our students. The classroom teacher, the bus driver, the cafeteria worker and administrative staff. Thank you!


  • Happy American Education Week! Our public schools welcome each and every student. Everyone deserves the support, tools, and time they need to learn. #AEW2018
  • It’s AEW2018! We love our public schools and the educators who inspire us. Join our celebration, we are 97 years young and have welcomed generations of students. #AEW2018

Day by Day Ideas

Monday, November 12: AEW Kick-Off Day

  • Happy American Education Week #AEW2018! Check out our resources at
  • Change your profile image to celebrate #AEW2018 & show your support for quality public #education.
  • Retweet if you agree that EVERY student deserves a quality public #education. #AEW2018

Tuesday, November 13: Parents Day

  • A shout out to all the #parents out there who play such a critical role in student success. You all ROCK! #AEW2018

Wednesday, November 14: Education Support Professionals Day

  • It’s Education Support Professionals Day. Don’t forget to thank all the support staff at your child's school! #AEW2018 #WeLoveOurESP
  • Thank an Education Support Professional today--they’re a vital part of ensuring student success! #AEW2018 #WeLoveOurESP
  • #WeLoveOurESP! Thank you to all who support our students each and every day.
  • Wear #RedForED to support public school educators #AEW2018

Thursday, November 15: Educator for a Day

  • Got what it takes to be an Educator for a Day? Check out these @NEAToday experiences. #AEW2018

Friday, November 16: Substitute Educator Day

  • It’s Substitute Educators Day! Use our resources to celebrate the great work these individuals do. #AEW2018
  • What happens when you have to be absent? Here are a few tips to help prepare #AEW2018

Saturday: We have more!

  • It’s not too late to celebrate American Education Week! So how about a quiz? It’s not high stakes! :)


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Coming in 2019...

NEA's Read Across America Day
Friday, March 1, 2019

National Teacher Day
May 7, 2019

National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6-10, 2019

American Education Week
November 11-15, 2019