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Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s National Teacher Appreciation week, and that means it’s time to express gratitude for the important work teachers do. Teachers provide encouragement and support every day when they walk into the classroom. They often leave a lasting impression on our lives that can help shape what kind of person we become. There are many ways to show appreciation to a teacher, and some ways are more meaningful than others.

Teachers help shape the lives of students while having one of the most challenging jobs. They have the vital role of supporting students and guiding them through an educational journey, while often going beyond the call of duty. They help students succeed by showing encouragement, and these are just a few reasons to show your gratitude during National Teacher Appreciation week.

Gifts can show thoughtfulness and make a teacher feel special and honored. Appreciate the teacher as an individual by giving them a thoughtful gift that recognizes their hobbies or tastes. Take time to think about the teacher’s personality and what type of gift will give them the most joy to receive. Gifts can be more meaningful when they are truly thoughtful and unique to the teacher.

Many teachers receive gifts from their students as a thank you for all of their hard work, but that’s not the only way to show appreciation to our educators. A student can write a heartfelt letter or speech for a teacher. One of the best things to comment on in a letter or speech is the impact the teacher has had on the student’s life. This expression of gratitude can be a lasting memory for a teacher, and make them feel like their actions do make a difference.

Do you have a teacher in your life you want to show appreciation for? Check out our templates for DIY gift ideas here.

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