Teacher Appreciation Week
From May 1 through May 8, 2024, in the United States and Canada, Teacher Appreciation Week is observed during the first full week of May, from May 1 to May 8. On May 5th, teachers are just too great to receive a day rather than a whole week to rejoice in our appreciation. There are several options for giving a little more help to teachers and teacher organizations whether you have a teacher, know one, or work in education.
This week is our opportunity to show gratitude to those who have played a big role in our lives, such as teachers. Who hasn’t had a wonderful instructor that has inspired them in some manner?
Teaching is one of the world’s oldest occupations, dating back to 561 BC when the first known private teacher in history was Confucius. In Ancient Greece, educating children was highly valued, and in the 16th century, Puritans placed similar importance on it.
By the 1800s, politicians began to think that education was necessary for political order, and elementary through university education became common and public, and the need for teachers has been on the rise since!
Although the origins of Teacher Appreciation Week are uncertain, it is clear that an Arkansas school teacher, Mattye White Woodridge, wrote to politicians and educational experts in 1944 about the need for a day to honor teachers. It wasn’t until ten years later that Eleanor Roosevelt brought up the concept in Congress. She was able to persuade legislators to establish the day in 1953.
The National Education Association (NEA) and Kansas and Indiana state affiliates lobbied Congress again for National Teacher Day to be observed on March 7, 1980, even after it was rejected in 1979. They kept celebrating it yearly until 1985 when the Assembly expanded the single day into the first full week of May.
The National Education Association initiates Teacher Appreciation Day, which is observed by the weeklong event. “It’s a day to appreciate teachers and recognize their long-term impacts on our lives,” according to the NEA. Every year, they provide social media kits, printable teacher accomplishment certificates, competitions, and gift ideas to help teachers feel all of our appreciation for them.
The Origins of Teacher Appreciation Week
Teaching is one of humanity’s oldest occupations, with the first private instructor in history being one of the most learned individuals ever, Confucius, in 561 BC. In Ancient Greece, educating children was highly valued, and in the 1600s, the Pilgrims also placed a high value on it.
By the mid-nineteenth century, leaders began to think that education was necessary for political order, and elementary through university education was widespread and public, thus the need for instructors has been increasing ever since. Although the origins of Teacher Appreciation Week are a bit murky, it’s clear that Mattye White Woodridge, an Arkansas school teacher, wrote to politicians and educational experts in 1944 proposing the idea of a day to honor teachers. It wasn’t until ten years later that Eleanor Roosevelt brought up the subject in Congress on her own. She was able to persuade legislators to establish the day in 1953.
Despite having done so previously, the National Education Association (NEA) and Kansas and Indiana state affiliates lobbied the United States Congress once more to make National Teacher Day a federal holiday on March 7, 1980. They did so until 1985 when the Assembly divided it into two weeks: one in April and one in May.
On Teachers Appreciation Day, the NEA, which runs the weeklong event, says it is a day to “honor teachers and remember their important contributions.” Every year, they provide social media kits, printable teacher achievement certificates, contests, and gift ideas to help teachers feel all the appreciation we have for them.
How To Commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week
- Donate to teachers in need.
- Make teacher appreciation day cards for your teacher
- Give the teacher a gift card with dinner or movie tickets attached
- Host a teacher appreciation party
- Offer to watch their children for free if they’ll take you to the movies or out to dinner
- Help them grade papers, plan lessons, and pick up supplies.
- Give your teacher a gift of chocolates or flowers
- Make contact with a former instructor.
- Give a gift to your teachers like an apple or a coffee mug
- Print out a teacher achievement certificate
- Make contributions to their favorite projects
- Have your youngster write and send a note to their teacher.
- Fill out the Thank You, Teacher printout as a handmade present that shows teachers how they’ve impacted your life this year.
- Give your instructor a gift card for food or classroom supplies
- Send an e-card to your teacher that will undoubtedly brighten her day.
- Contact the principal, secretaries, and other support staff of your child’s school to let them know how much you appreciate them
- Make a thank-you note poster for your teacher and send it or photograph it to share.
- Ask your instructor what their favorite treat is and offer it to them as a gift or drop it off for them to eat.
- If you’re up to it, assemble a classroom thank-you book with notes from each student who can participate.
- Make a charming “chill pills” present, including a jar of tiny sweets for your child’s teacher to unwrap when they’re down.
- Use the National PTA’s social media hashtag, #ThankATeacher, to thank teachers and highlight how they have brightened your or your child’s life during Teacher Appreciation Week.
- Make and give them this stress-relieving present for an amusing, yet practical, gift.
- If you have permission from your school’s administrators, decorate your teacher’s door with words of encouragement.
- Make a simple classroom decoration for your child’s teacher to hang up next year.
- Record a video of your child saying thank you to their teacher and email it to them.
- Fold and send a woven heart, which is a Scandinavian craft including sweets meant to be given out on any occasion.
- Write an email to your child’s teacher expressing your gratitude as a caregiver for all they’ve done this year.
- Plant a tree in memory of your instructor through the Arbor Day Foundation, The Trees Remember, or in your neighborhood.
- Coordinate with other parents to present your teacher with a more substantial gift.
- Start an online campaign to raise money for the supplies your teacher will require for the coming year.
- If your teacher adores the color pink, this present idea might make their day.
- You may print and share this word cloud poster for your teacher to display in the classroom.
- Make a few bookends for your teacher to use to keep their classroom library looking nice
Although teacher appreciation week doesn’t have much history, the origins are very interesting. Because of this, many people celebrate teacher appreciation day in their way. This article helps us to learn about teacher appreciation week and how we can participate in it too.
This is a great example because it does not read in the first person or include any personal information that would go against the tone of voice this article has to use. It also accurately reports facts without incorporating an opinion about teacher appreciation week. Also, since this topic isn’t highly controversial, there are no political undertones throughout the report which prevents bias from showing during the research process or when writing this article.
Thank you for reading! I hope you learned something new about teacher appreciation
What do you do for teacher Appreciation week virtually?
- Make a Thank You Video
- Make a Slideshow
- Create a Week’s Worth of Themes in Minutes
- As an example, or to express gratitude creatively, try making a letter or activity printable.
- Give an Amazon Gift Cards.
- Give Car street celebrations (Parade) in teachers honor
How do you celebrate teacher Appreciation week during Covid?
- Show Your Appreciation. It’s wonderful to express your appreciation for your instructors.
- Start a Thank-You Campaign. Start a video campaign to thank your school or district’s, teachers.
- Please give a shout-out to the teachers.
- Send a Thank You Note, Poem, or Song.
- Organize a fund to assist with the costs of teachers going to seminars and conferences.
- On social media, share the most useful tip or advice you’ve ever received from a colleague
- Honor your favorite instructor.
How do teachers teach pandemics?
We reviewed data from 1,045 teachers who completed a survey in March 2021. According to our research, approximately 30% of instructors taught completely remotely for the majority of the school year, 49% taught in a hybrid model, and 21% taught entirely in person.
For more information check out our All Glorious December Global Holidays article here.
Leave comments below and let me know your thoughts.
This article is written by The Trusted Automation Advisory team, provides advisory services for business leaders worldwide. If you have any questions, you can contact us via email at email@example.com, from their website at The Trusted Automtion (https://thetrustedautomation.com), or phone at (949) 333-7200.
Montfichet & Company’s marketing agency consulting practice, which provides consulting services for business owners seeking to expand there companies via Marketing, Sales, or Product Development services. If you have any questions, you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, from their website at https://montfichet.com, or phone at (949) 333-7200.
Look forward to connecting soon in the comments below.