32 Ways to Thank an Educator Virtually
Here are some quarantine-safe, social distancing-friendly ways you can show your appreciation this Teacher Appreciation Week.
April 30, 2020
With a global pandemic having closed schools, people everywhere are beginning to realize the incredibly inspiring and rigorous work teachers do on behalf of their students every day. Whether you're a student, parent, principal, or colleague, we've put together a fun list of safe ways you can thank the educators in your life for their dedication to students—all from the safety and comfort of home.
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If You’re a Student
- Write a poem dedicated to your teacher.
- Write a list of ways your teacher has impacted you and share it with them.
- Tell your teacher something specific you learned from them and what that means to you.
- Write to your past teachers letting them know how much you appreciate them.
- Nominate your teacher for a teaching award.
- Make a playlist for your teacher to listen to.
- Share a virtual Kudoboard with pics, gif, and more using offer code: ThanksTeachers2020.
- Screenshot an inspirational quote and tag your teacher.
- Create a TikTok with friends or family celebrating your teacher.
- Share a song or dance on TikTok or Instagram stories and dedicate it to a teacher.
- Screenshot a poem in Notes and tag your teacher.
- Plan a Zoom surprise party with your class.
- Share a special GIF that shows your appreciation.
If You're a Parent
- Get your child’s teacher a gift card they can use online or at a local shop when life returns to normal.
- Let teachers know the impact they’ve had on your child
- Have flowers delivered.
- Make a homemade gift basket together with your child and mail it to your teacher.
- Make a donation to a charity in the teacher’s honor.
- Let your school's administrator know how well the teacher is doing.
- Contact local officials to advocate for more resources for schools and/or for changes in education policy.
If You’re a Principal
- Substitute on Zoom classrooms for an hour.
- Celebrate teachers with a “Teacher of the Month” program.
- Send parents a reminder about Teacher Appreciation Day.
- Throw a themed virtual party for teachers.
- Ask parents and students to send in video shoutouts to educators.
- Organize a zoom or virtual yoga or mindfulness session with an instructor.
If You’re a Colleague
- Celebrate the milestones and special events in a colleague’s life.
- Write thank you emails.
- Host a Netflix Party.
- Have a virtual happy hour.
- Make a phone montage of photos of you and your peers.
- Start a virtual book club.