Think back to your time in elementary, middle, or high school. Who was that teacher you still think about to this day? The one who changed your life by encouraging you to explore your creativity. The one who helped foster your curiosity. The one who never gave up on you and pushed you to your limits. The one who made you think differently about things, who helped you see that learning is so much more than just grades and test scores.
As we look back and consider our fondest memories of that teacher—or teachers—who had such a lasting impact on our lives, it goes without saying just how important teachers are. They’re mentors, guiding us on a path toward fulfillment and success. Teachers nurture us and help us grow into future leaders, shaping us into the people we were meant to be.
Where would we be without teachers?
For Teacher Appreciation Week, which starts on Monday, May 8th, and ends Friday, May 12th, we’re offering some simple, low-budget ideas to help you recognize and celebrate your teachers this week.
Let’s make this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week one to remember!
Write a Handwritten JiJi Gram From The Heart
Want to tug at a teacher's heartstrings? Write a personalized note thanking them for going above and beyond this year. Notes are a great way to show your favorite teachers you put in the extra time and thought to explain how you feel. We've created these printable cards with sentence prompts to get your creativity flowing. Then, if you feel so inclined, share these shoutouts with your community by uploading them to social media. Make sure to tag teachers and @STMath!
Have a prominent spot with a lot of foot traffic in mind? Hang one of these cute JiJi posters on a teacher's door, window, or bulletin board throughout your school. You can take selfies with teachers and other faculty in front of each poster and post them on your school's social media accounts. There are four different options to choose from, or feel free to post all of them!
If you're active on Twitter, Instagram, or other social media pages, post one of these ready-made GIFs or PNGs and tag your favorite teacher so they'll see the message. In addition, encourage other faculty members and parents to comment on the thread.
Victor Nguyen is MIND’s Content and Community Specialist. Victor is a passionate storyteller with a penchant for creative writing. In his free time, you can find him engrossed in books, going on long hikes, or trying to meditate.