Summer is in full swing, but it is never too early to start thinking about the next school year. Many teachers and administrators spend their summers getting prepared for the following year. Whether they are perfecting their curriculum, spending time looking over new material, or making their room the optimal home of learning for their next round of students, teachers deserve appreciation all year long.
Most teachers do not receive the appreciation and respect that they deserve. In fact, as soon as the school bell rings closing the school year, parents and students don’t take another look at educators until September rolls around. These teachers work incredibly long hours for very little pay. The only payoff they get is from the appreciation of students and parents like you. They do not do it for the paycheck, and they do not do it for the summer vacation. Actually, most teach because they hope to have an impact on the lives of those they teach.
If you want to appreciate the educators in your life that are dedicated to making a difference in the world, here are a few ways you can show your gratitude.
4 Ways You Can Thank a Teacher
- Personalized Plaque
If you have ever been in a classroom, chances are the teacher plaque is a staple that you have seen more than once. Most teachers have a standard plaque that is not very unique. You can give your teacher the perfect gift by personalizing a plaque just for them. There are a variety of designs to choose from at McGee’s Stamp and Trophy in Utah. Choose yours and give the educator in your life a little token of your appreciation.
- Engraved Frame
Most classes have a class photo taken at the beginning of the school year. One way you can show your teacher your gratitude is by framing the picture and having it personally engraved with the school year and a sweet message from the class. Your teacher can hang or store this frame for all to see and will be a great reminder of their impact whenever they notice it.
- Shadow Box
One of the best ways to show your appreciation is to gather memorabilia throughout the school year and customize a shadow box for the perfect display. A shadow box is best gifted at the end of the school year after getting to know your teacher. That way, you can gather items that will make more of an impact when put together. McGee’s Stamp and Trophy will work with you to customize a shadow box that fits the bill and gets the job done.
- Lapel Pin
A lapel pin makes a great gift for any teacher and administrator. McGee’s has a range of lapel pins that an educator can wear on any school day outfit, tie, or jacket. Parents, students, principals, and staff are always looking for gifts that show their gratitude for their favorite teacher. Find one that fits your teacher’s personality by browsing our selection online.
Why Teacher Appreciation Matters
Teachers have likely impacted their students in more ways than most people understand. Take a moment and think of someone who has made a significant difference for humankind. Chances are those people attribute their success to a teacher who helped motivate them. On a more personal level, the adults in your life probably have had teachers who inspired them in some manner to be a better person.
No matter who you are or where you live, teachers play a significant role in society. They educate youth and dedicate their lives to raising the next generation. Anyone who does that deserves our praise. It’s important that we each take time to say thank you to teachers as often as possible.
Along with expressing our thanks, giving teachers appreciation also helps motivate them to do their job. Teachers love to feel appreciated. It makes them confident, which makes them better. Parents and students can have a hand in this.
Take the time to show your gratitude and say thank you to your teachers and make them feel appreciated with McGee’s Stamp and Trophy. We are here to help you find a gift that shows your appreciation and helps thank the teacher in your life. Browse our site or get in touch with us today to learn more about our products.