For all the times educators stepped up and found creative ways to adapt, innovate, and persevere, saying “thank you” is just one way to show our appreciation.
Here are other ideas to show appreciation for your educator:
Send a personal note
A nice hand-written letter – or even just an email or text – from a parent, caretaker, sibling or student goes a long way.
Make something special
No matter how it comes out, a delicious treat or a work of art can say it all.
Text CELEBRATE to 48744
Leave a message of gratitude to educators. These will be delivered to the real people helping our students every day.
Attend the celebration
Join educators from across the country for a virtual dance party with some the top DJs around. Join them at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, May 7, on @NEAToday Instagram live with legendary DJ Spinderella.
Shout your praise
Tell everyone you know, one at a time or all at once by tagging them in a social media post with #thankateacher and one of these sharable graphics.
Spread the good news
Parents, caretakers, and families trust educators more than ever, says a new national poll.
Volunteer to help
An educator’s work is never done. Offer to pitch in some time before or after school to help your school’s teachers.
Advocate for public schools
Now that you have some ideas, there’s no reason to wait. Take this moment to show appreciation for your educators, and visit our Teacher Appreciation Week page.
Because of dedicated educators as well as resourceful parents and caretakers, every student, no matter who they are or where they live, will continue to learn, grow and thrive. Our future is brighter because of people like you.