To this day, one of my clear memories from elementary school is a special school assembly held in the honor of a retiring teacher. Some classes had prepared songs for her, she wore a crown and sat upon a “throne,” and coworkers shared special stories about her contributions to the school. The recognition was memorable—even for me!—and I’m sure my teacher felt honored by it.
But why do we wait for a teacher to retire before we praise her contributions? Why don’t we praise a teacher’s dedication to the students before she’s left the building?
This year, recognize more than just your retirees with end of the school year teacher appreciation. The end of the school year is an important time to recognize teachers for their dedication and contributions during the school year, and there are lots of ways to give memorable teacher appreciation.
Just in time for the end of the school year, we’ve published a free Teacher Appreciation Ideas eBook to help you plan your end-of-the-school-year recognition! Our eBook is full of 60 teacher appreciation ideas for special days (like the end of the school year), holidays, and every day. We also have suggestions for great, affordable teacher gifts you can incorporate in your teacher appreciation efforts, too.
Your teachers are the most important factor in making your school great. This June, let them know they’re appreciated!