More About National Teacher Day
The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.”
Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children: the future leaders of our country. They are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated, and understanding professionals who help mold our children and guide them in positive directions. We entrust our children with the teachers, and they affect their lives daily.
HOW TO OBSERVE #TeacherAppreciationDay
It is time to say “Thank You” to the exceptional teachers that you know. Let teachers past and present know you appreciate them for all that they do. Other ways to show your teachers gratitude by:
refilling their supplies
writing a letter showing your support
asking them what they need the most
volunteering in your schools
Use #TeacherAppreciationDay or #NationalTeachersDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY HISTORY
Political and educational leaders began discussions for a day to honor teachers in 1944. In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim National Teachers’ Day. Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day. The National Education Association continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985 when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.