Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-12

Teachers give us so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives.

Find resources for celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day (May 8) at: nea.org/teacherday.

Help Us Spread the Word! 

To participate in our celebration of outstanding teachers:

Join us in saying “Thank You” by sharing one of the following on social media during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-12:

  •  A picture of yourself with your favorite teacher, past or present;
  •  A picture of your child with his or her teacher;
  •  A picture of yourself holding a piece of paper with a simple message saying Thank You to a teacher and why you’re thanking him or her.
  •  Use the hashtag #ThankATeacher when sharing.

Update your Facebook status to thank a teacher who made a difference in your life. You can use “It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you [insert teacher name] for making a difference in my life.” Or, write your own personal message.

Use our Teacher Week cover image on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

Check out our Pinterest boards and repin/share our pins!

Share our co-branded National PTA/NEA Teacher Appreciation Toolkit.

Join our #thankateacher conversation to raise awareness about the vital role teachers play in the lives of students. Here are a few sample tweets you can use:

  •  If you can write your name, #thankateacher
  •  If you followed your dreams, #thankateacher
  •  If you can read, #thankateacher
  •  If you can speak a second language, #thankateacher
  •  If you think outside the box, #thankateacher
  •  If you know how to play fair, #thankateacher

Want To Do More? 

Make a real difference in the lives of amazing teachers nationwide by taking these four easy actions: 

1. Petition your representative to issue a proclamation celebrating teachers and declaring Tuesday, May 9, National Teacher Day.

2. Support public education by making a donation to the NEA Foundation. Your investment will help educators close achievement gaps, increase classroom innovations, provide professional development opportunities, and more.

3. Be a partner in education. Find effective parent-teacher strategies that will have a direct impact on your child’s success.

4. Visit your local school and find out how you can help. Volunteer in the concession stand at a football game, donate supplies, or chaperone an event.

Find out more at nea.org/teacherday.