A thank you note to teacher at the end of the semester/year is a chance for parents and children to express their gratitude for what the teacher has done that has impacted them.
A teacher spends an inordinate amount of time with their class and has a profound influence on them, not only imparting knowledge but wisdom and morality as well.
When writing a thank you note to teacher, keep it short and sweet, but make your gratitude known with sincerity. A heartfelt note means a great deal to a teacher and validates their efforts in class to change and influence the lives of their students.
You may send various Thank You Messages or just say some Thank You Quotes to Teachers from Parents. But, truthfully, I'm not certain I can find a piece of.
Even though expressing appreciation for teachers is welcomed all year round, spring has some extra special dates to remember. First comes Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day. Then comes Teacher Appreciation Week the first full week of May with Teacher Appreciation Day on the Tuesday of Teacher Appreciation Week.
I love quotes, and they can be great additions to a special thank you card, scrapbooking page, or book for a special teacher (whether it’s a classroom- or homeschool teacher). So I’ve gathered some of my favorite teacher appreciation quotes for you today in honor of all the awesome teachers around the world. And if you’re a teacher, I hope you can find inspiration from some of these quotes.
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Brooks Adams
“Not all superheroes have capes, some have Teaching Degrees.” Author Unknown
“If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.” Guy Kawasaki
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers)
“Anyone Who Does Anything to Help a Child” Word Art Freebie
“Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” Author Unknown
“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.” Author Unknown
“To teach is to learn twice.” Joseph Joubert
“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” John C. Dana
“When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” The Talmud
“What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.” Author Unknown
“Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” Ann Lieberman
“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” Khalil Gibran
“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” Lily Tomlin (“Edith Ann”)
“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” John Steinbeck
“A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.” Author Unknown
“A Truly Special Teacher” Word Art Freebie
“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” Author Unknown
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” Carl Jung
“It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.” Author Unknown
“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” Bob Talbert
“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” Benjamin Franklin
“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.” Plato
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” Mark Van Doren
“The Art of Teaching” Word Art Freebie
“I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.” Chinese Proverb
Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.”Chinese proverb
“To stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop, to unfold, herein lies the first task of the teacher.” Maria Montessori
“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” Josef Albers
“A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
“If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence. It must initiate them into those kinds of activities which they can perform themselves and which keep them from being a burden to others because of their inabilities. We must help them to learn how to walk without assistance, to run, to go up and down the stairs, to pick up fallen objects, to dress and undress, to wash themselves, to express their needs in a way that is clearly understood, and to attempt to satisfy their desires through their own efforts. All this is part of an education for independence.” Maria Montessori
“On the Way to Independence” Word Art Freebie
“A teacher plants the seeds of knowledge, sprinkles them with love, and patiently nurtures their growth to produce tomorrow’s dreams.”Author unknown
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats
“A good teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.” Thomas Carruthers
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.'” Maria Montessori
“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” Robert M. Hutchins
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein
“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” Alexandra K. Trenfor
“The Best Teachers” Word Art Freebie
“Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” Anatole France
“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” Alfred Mercier
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William A. Ward
“Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” Nikos Kazantzakis
“The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate ‘apparently ordinary’ people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.” K. Patricia Cross
The teacher … must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.” Maria Montessori
“The Child Will Reveal Himself Through Work” Montessori Word Art Freebie
“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.” Will Rodgers
“Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future.” Thomas Mckinnon
“Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams.” Heidi McDonald
“My teacher thought I was smarter than I was – so I was.” Six Year Old
“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” Tom Brokaw
“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.'” Dan Rather
“If we could say, ‘We are respectful and courteous in our dealing with children, we treat them as we should like to be treated ourselves,’ we should have mastered a great educational principle and be setting an example of good education. ” Maria Montessori
“If We Could Say” Montessori Word Art Freebie”
“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” Andy Rooney
“A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy.” Robert Lumsden
“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” Maria Montessori
“Happiness of the Child” Montessori Word Art Freebie
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.” Thurgood Marshall
“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” Karl Menninger
“2 teach is
2 touch lives
“2 Teach Is 2 Touch Lives 4 Ever” Word Art Freebie
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” Cynthia Ozick
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”Voltaire
“Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.” William Prince
“I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” John Wooden
“I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise / Of ordinary people leading ordinary lives.” Tracy Chapman, lyrics from “Heaven’s Here On Earth”
“I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks…” William Shakespeare From:Twelfth Night
“If you can read this, thank a teacher.” American proverb
Best Education Quotes
Best Maria Montessori Quotes
“When I Learned to Read” Word Art Freebie
“The More That You Read” Dr. Seuss Inspired Word Art Freebie
“The Teacher” Montessori Word Art Freebie
“Wait While Observing” Montessori Word Art Freebie
“The Great Principle Which Brings Success to the Teacher” Montessori Word Art Freebie
Free Thank You Songs and Rhymes for Home or Classroom
Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Gifts for Kids to Give (my post at Living Montessori Now)
Teacher Appreciation Pinterest Board
Thank you, teachers! 🙂
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Teacher Appreciation Verses Poems Other Thank you poems verses quotes. The poem says so much in such few words while the photo of summer reminds me.
Teachers spend countless hours helping your child learn and grow. Why not show your appreciation to one of the biggest influences in your child’s life?
National Teacher Appreciation Day is the Tuesday in the first full week of May. And Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. This makes for a great day to thank your teacher!
The teacher will appreciate hearing that they are doing a good job. A little gratitude can go a long way in encouraging teachers that their efforts are worth it!
1 A handwritten thank you note or letter
2 An emailed thank you note or letter
3 A “thank you” in person
4 A small trinket for their desk
5 A gift card (Starbucks, Amazon, local restaurants, etc.)
6 Invite them to the high school graduation party for your student
7 Invite them to your college graduation party
A combination of these methods can be used. For example, you can send a note with a small gift. The thank you can come from a parent or from the student.
Also, the teacher may not have a preference of how they are thanked. If you know a certain teacher loves thank-you notes, then send them a handwritten thank you.
Do not get hung up on the method and let figuring out which way to thank become a barrier that prevents you from saying thank you at all. If you don’t want to handwrite a thank you note then please email them or tell them in person! The point here is that the teacher is getting thanked one way or another.
Note: Gifts are nice and perhaps easier to do than writing a thank you note or coming up with the words to say in person. Some teachers are much more likely to remember your words, then what gift you gave them. A teacher once told me:
A gift is probably more special at Christmas or at the end of the year. A note at any time is a wonderful. Though nice, gifts do not give you that “this makes it all worthwhile” feeling like a touching note does. So, each has its own place, I would say. I certainly remember notes more in the long run than gift cards!
♠ Your child has taken an interest in a subject because of how well the teacher is teaching it.
♠ Does your child want to be a teacher because of a specific teacher? I’d say that means the teacher is having an impact and should be thanked/informed!
♠ Did your child go on a class trip that they can’t stop talking about?
♠ The teacher helped your student learn how to study for a test. As a result, the student’s test scores are improving.
♠ Has your child’s behavior improved as a result of the teacher’s efforts?
♠ Did the teacher do a fun experiment or game in classroom exercise that helped your student learn the subject matter?
I reached out to a teacher as part of my research for this post. At his school, the 8th grade Language Arts have students write a letter to the teacher who meant the most to them while in middle school. He said, “Coming down to my mailbox and finding a stack of those inside is always heart-warming and makes me feel I made the right decision to become a teacher”.
Here is one of the letters he received. Your words and your student’s words are powerful. They give the teachers encouragement and positive affirmation.
♦ If the note is coming from the student, do not use the teacher’s first name. Use Mr, Mrs. or Ms. or however they refer to the teacher at school.
♦ Use the note as a genuine way to thank the teacher. Resist the urge to “suck up” to the teacher.
♦ Thank the teacher as situations occur instead of waiting for Christmas or end of the year. Teachers like encouragement all year long!
♦ The note does not need to be a novel. Three or Four sentences will do! If you have a lot to say, a longer note is fine too.
♦ If you want to include a quote in your note, check out this list of thankful quotes for teachers.
Thank you note card available on Amazon
Note: replace items in brackets as appropriate it.
Dear [teacher name],[student’s name] is really enjoying your class this year! He/She is excited about all the interactive projects you do with the class. Your efforts are appreciated! [student’s name] is learning more about [class subject] than ever before!
Hello [teacher name],
Thank you for teaching [student name] how to study for a test. She has been a weak test taker for years and I haven’t been able to find a way to help her. Your method is working. Her test scores have improved in not only your class but all other classes as well. The time you have spent with her will change the course of her life.
Best Regards,[Your name]
You have been a huge blessing to my family. Because of the extra time you have spent teaching [student name] the “new” way of doing math, the stress in my household has reduced considerably. My husband and I still want to do it the “old” way that we learned in school. We are very thankful that [student name] now fully grasps the concepts and can do his homework on his own.
Dear [Teacher Name],
Thank you for making [class name] interesting! [Student Name] is enjoying your class so much that he does his homework on his own and is excited to share with us what he is learning. He also wants us to visit the museum that you took the class too. This is the most excited he has ever been to go to school. He loves your class! You are an excellent teacher!
Mr. and Mrs. [Your last name]
Dear [teacher name],
Thank you for helping me with my math assignments. The way you’ve been able to explain things to me after class has helped me a lot. I am finally understanding algebra!
Thanks Again,[Student Name]
Dear [teacher name],
I loved being in your class this year. The way you teach makes [class name] fun and interesting to learn about. I wish you could be my teacher for every class!
Thank you,[Student Name]
(from a younger child)
Dear [teacher name],
Thank you for being my teacher. I had fun and learned a lot. You are the best.
Dear [teacher name],
Thank you for all the support you’ve given me throughout high school. You are an excellent teacher and I will be going on to study [subject] name at college because of you. Will you please attend my high school graduation party? [include party invitation in envelope)
How to get started with thank you notes
A Thank-You Note to My Daughter’s Kindergarten Teacher from the Huffington Post. It’s a touching article!
5 Easy Ways to Show Thanks This Teacher Appreciation Day
Sample thank you notes, wording for thank you cards for teacher and My thank you notes can be used as a thank you from the child or from you as parents.
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