Appreciating Those Who Educate #124

❤ Appreciate those who educate! ❤



National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May.  In 2018, National Teacher Day will take place on May 8th.  This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is the first full week in May of each year.

The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day  as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.”  


Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children: the future leaders of our country.  They are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated and understanding professionals that mold our children’s lives in a positive direction.  We entrust our children with the teachers, and they affect their lives on a daily basis.



It is time to say Thank You to the exceptional teachers that you know.  Let them know that they are appreciated for all that they do. Use #TeacherAppreciationDay or #NationalTeachersDay to post on social media.  Share this graphic:


OR download this pdf and share it with the teacher or teachers you admire:

Or video:



Political and educational leaders began discussions for a day to honor teachers in 1944.  In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim National Teachers’ Day.  Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day. The National Education Association continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985 when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May.  The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.


May 8, 2018
May 7, 2019
May 5, 2020
May 4, 2021


I can’t thank my colleagues enough for the hard work they put in to each day of the year making sure that EACH child is heard and valued for their success!


 ❤ The ABC’s of the Greatest Teachers: ❤

Through my many, many years in education, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some very special people, those whom I’m proud to call my colleagues and friends.  My list is never ending, because each year I find someone else who gives and goes over and beyond their title as an educator.

 You know who you are; you embrace this list of the ABC’s of being the GREATEST TEACHERS!


A:  Acknowledges students learn at their own pace, but also gives a push when needed.

B:  Believes in their students no matter what.

C:  Creates a safe environment.

D:  Deepens their students learning one day at a time. 

E:  Encourages their students to keep going.

F:  Finds other ways to teach students when other ways don’t.

G:  Gives their students the skills to be successful.

H:  Helps students succeed in their ‘next steps.’

I:  Inspires their students non-stop.

J:  Judges accordingly to student’s performance, never on their worth.

K:  Keeps perspective on their ways of teaching while allowing for continuing growth.

L:  Loves each and every student without conditions.

M:  Moves with diligence and performs in multitasking daily.

N:  Nourishes their students with multiple ways to learn.

O:  Opens up self-errors and apologizes when needed.

P:  Provides opportunities of student reflection and community growth as a class.

Q:  Quality of teaching is rendered 110%!

R:  Restoration in daily classroom harmony is always at the top of their agenda.

S:  Success is never diminished.

T:  Teaches students to be the BEST they can be without limiting their abilities.

U:  Unconditional support is always at the fore front.

V:  Value in teaching never goes without true valor and significance.

W:  Watching YOU gives me inspiration to do my job and I’m extremely grateful.



Z:  Zeros in on finding solutions to every problem~


 They do more than educate…they inspire, and aspire, and may even perspire, but they never expire!  They allow me to do my job, and I’m extremely thankful and feel very blessed!  ❤





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