Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 7th. It’s time to reflect on the great teachers that have inspired us—teachers who have provided a sturdy foundation for working with a new generation of young people. And as a teacher, you know there is a lesson to be found. That lesson is one of appreciation. It’s a teacher's day to share with students our own stories of teachers that we are grateful for, and why. This lesson can be a lasting one. There are several studies that support the idea that grateful thinking can foster a person’s wellbeing, impacting his or her mood for the better. Helping students to learn to appreciate, can offer them a lifetime of benefits.
Make Teacher Appreciation Day Easy
Because this holiday is one that you still have to go to work for, here are some downloadable templates to make your day a little easier! Encourage your class to think about past or present teachers that have supported them. Teach your students to express gratitude through simple gestures, such as notes or drawings. Have them use pictures or letters to create appreciation notes. Supply them with words like “patient,” “kind” and “compassionate”.
Teacher Appreciation Day is to thank you for the work you do!