Celebrating Teachers

teacher appreciation blogMark your calendars! National Teacher Appreciation Day is this Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

As educators, we recognize the value of education and learning year round and we work hard every day to pass these ideals along to our students. National Teacher Day, which falls during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-9, 2014), is a wonderful opportunity to remind the larger community of the value teachers bring to our lives and the lives of children.

So, how can you show your teacher some love this year? Last year the NEA polled over 1,000 teachers, asking, “What do you want for National Teacher Day?” An overwhelming number of teachers answered, “Trust my education and experience. Give me control over my students’ instruction and assessment” followed closely by, “Stop the standardized testing mania.”

This year the NEA is encouraging everyone to use the #ThankaTeacher hashtag and join thousands showing their support for our nation’s teachers. Show some love on Facebook and Twitter or get creative and create your own six-second video thank you on Vine.

Post by Andrea Bracco, 8th Grade Language Arts Instructor

Know of any great ideas or deals for Teacher Appreciation Week? Share them in the comments and we will add them to our Teacher Appreciation Week and Educator Savings and Specials boards on Pinterest!

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