National Teacher Appreciation Day
National Teacher Appreciation Day:
Every Tuesday of First Full Week in May is celebrated as National Teacher Appreciation Day to honor the supreme scholars of the World.
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Why National Teacher Appreciation Day?
Every child is shaped by the minds of Teachers. A Teacher never changes a child, they just instill imagination that make a child to dream their future. A Teacher is the supreme artist in shaping the careers of every child.
Teaching Is not a profession, it is a divine art that creates professions. A teacher plants a seed on a child ‘s mind that guides him or her to grow and flourish.
Though, it is absurd to observe a single day in a year to appreciate Teachers. Through this day, we shall express our affection and thankfulness for being our life-time guides.
How can we observe National Teacher Appreciation Day?
Let’s Start with a congratulation note,
Happy Teachers Day Dear Teachers! Thanks for Guiding and inspiring! Thanks for being our role Model. Thanks for making us for what we are today! Thanks for making our future tomorrow! Thanks for creating professions! Thanks for bringing our best from us! Thanks for making us Optimistic! Thanks for making us to reap the Success! Thanks for making us to accept the failure with courage! You are our Highest Privilege! Thanks for Everything!
Share your Quotes:
Express your love for your teachers through Quotes. A strong way to express your gratitude would be through just few lines. Convey your gratitude through your words.
Tag Your Favorite teachers in the Social Media handle using the hashtags #MyFavoriteTeachers and show your indebtedness. Though we might have come across so many teachers in life, everyone have some favorite teachers list. Its time to thank them on this day. This is a day that remind us.
Share your memories with your teachers who guided you into what you are now. Use the hashtags #NationalTeacherAppreciationDay and #TeacherAppreciationDay. Everyone has a happy, funny, inspiring moments with our teachers. Even a small word from a teacher long back would been the reason for what we are now! Share those encouraging moments today!
Organize a party with your (Ex) classmates and thank your teachers. Don’t forget to share your celebrations. Share it using the mentioned hashtags and spread positivity!
If you cannot visit your teacher, send your wishes through gifts. A book will be the best choice for a gift as a BOOK and a TEACHER could change the WORLD.
List out Best Teachers in History:
Share your knowledge or explore more about the world’s best Teacher and post in the comment section. We have listed out some of the best teachers in the ancient history and about the awards given to teachers. Explore more and share details.
Interesting facts about National Teacher Appreciation Day:
Let’s know about some of the Great Teachers in History,
Maria Montessori: Founder of Montessori method of Education. Basically, an Italian, she was very popular in U.S. Her method of Education on early years was well received in the country. Contrary, she was also criticized for her training methods calling it outdated. However, the Montessori method of Education has a greater impact and became a negligible factor not only in the United States, but also in other countries.
Confucius: was a Chinese philosopher and politician. His philosophy and teaching formed the basis and becomes influential in East Asian Culture and society. His well-known Golden rule is “Do not do unto others what you do not want done to yourself”. He is still a popular figure in China and East Asia.
Catherine Ferguson: was an African-American philanthropist and educator who founded the first Sunday school in New York. Born into slavery, he never had the chance to see her mother again after she was sold as slave. That made her to help other children in later life. Despite an illiterate herself, sook care of poor and neglected children in her neighborhood and provided them religious education.
Plato : was a Greek philosopher born in Athens during the classical era in Ancient Greece, He founded the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He was the student of Socrates, founder of western philosophy.
Share about other great teachers in History through comments or Articles.
Some of the Awards Honoring Teachers (United States):
MfA Stipend – For Math Teachers
NTHF Hall of Fame – Exceptional school teachers
Deborah and Franklin Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics – For Successful Math Teachers.
Edyth May Sliffe Award – Math Teachers
Emily M. Gray Award – Biophysics
Golden Apple Award (education) – Teachers of All Subjects
History of National Teacher Appreciation Day:
The National Education Association (NEA) proposed National Teacher Day for Honoring Teachers for their ever-lasting contribution to the society.
Prior to that, in 1944, it is documented that a teacher named Ryan Krug co-ordinates with educational leaders and approached political upfronts for pronouncing a Day to honor teachers. It is evident that he took the initiatives to dedicate a day for Teachers. However, his efforts were not implemented and the reasons are murky.
Later, around 1953, Mattie Whyte Woodridge, an educator from Arkansas wrote a letter to the First lady of United States Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt. She insisted for a week observance for Teacher for their benevolent contribution to the younger Generation. The request was considered and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, who was designated the First United States Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights took strong efforts and persuaded the Congress to declare and devote “National Teacher’s Day”. But, However, it was not in practice and the resolution seems to be failed.
Later, after some 2 decades in 1980, the Congress passed a bill On National Teacher’s Day. However, it was only for that concurrent year. Rather, The National Education Association and other affiliates observed National Teacher Day unofficially on First Tuesday in March until 1985. and after 1985, National Teacher’s Appreciation week is observed in the first full week of May every year and the first Tuesday of the week is declared as “National Teacher’s Appreciation Day”.