teacher appreciation

Teacher appreciation week is the perfect time for students to show their appreciation for teachers. It is also an excellent opportunity for parents to thank the teacher for the huge impact on their child’s life.

This year, we are celebrating all our educators do for us and our children from May 2-6th, 2022. Here are great teacher appreciation quotes and thank you message ideas kids and parents can use to show appreciation for the best teacher.


Teacher Appreciation Messages to Send Any Time

“Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” – Sidney Hook

“Not all superheroes have capes; some have Teaching Degrees.” – Unknown Author

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”- Japanese Proverb

“Don’t judge a teacher until you’ve walked a mile in her shoes.”- Unknown Author

“Being able to help someone learn something is a talent.” – Margaret Riel

“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”- Ever Garrison

“Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that’s because you’re a teacher.” — Aaron Bacall

“If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.” – Guy Kawasaki

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.'” – Dan Rather

Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.” – Horace Mann

“Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding.”—William Arthur Ward


Favorite Quotes You Can Read Thanks to a Teacher

“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“To teach is to learn twice.” – Joseph Joubert

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”- Mark Van Doren

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” — Josef Albers

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.'” – Maria Montessori

“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – John C. Maxwell

“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of the individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor

“Students never appreciate their teachers while they are learning. It is only later, when they know more of the world, that they understand how indebted they are to those who instructed them. Good teachers expect no praise or love from the young. They wait for it, and in time, it comes.” – Darren Shan


Inspiring Teacher Appreciation Week Quotes

Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that last a lifetime.

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” – Henry Brooks Adams

Real-life superheroes are teachers.

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” – Khalil Gibran

“One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzi

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry

“The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate ‘apparently ordinary’ people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.” – K. Patricia Cross

“I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” – John Wooden

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”- Albert Einstein

“Wherever you find something extraordinary, you’ll find the fingerprints of a great teacher.” –Arne Duncan

You can never erase the influence of a good teacher.

“Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” – Author Unknown

“A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.” – Darwin D. Martin

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.” – Plato


Unique Quotes for Special Teachers

“It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.” Author Unknown

A teacher presents the past, reveals the present, and creates the future.

“A truly special teacher is very wise and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.”- Unknown Author

“Whoever first coined the phrase ‘you’re the wind beneath my wings’ most assuredly was reflecting on the sublime influence of a very special teacher.” — Frank Trujillo

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert

A good teacher deserves an apple. You deserve the whole tree.

“A truly amazing teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.”- Unknown

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

My teacher thought I was smarter than I was – so I was.”- Six-Year-Old Child

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier

“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.” – Author Unknown

“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.” – Will Rodgers


Short Appreciation Teacher Quotes To Say Thank You

I loved being in your class this year!

Thank you for being such a one-of-a-kind teacher!

Thank you for being a wonderful teacher and a caring person.

There is one teacher who stays in our minds forever. Thank you for being that teacher!

You are making a difference every day!

Thank you for helping me grow; you are an extraordinary teacher.

You light up our world! Thank you.

Thank you for putting up with me this year.

The world needs more teachers like you.

You have not just taught me; you have inspired me.

Thank you for being such an exceptional teacher. 

The best teachers teach from their heart. Thanks for being the best. 


Appreciation Teacher Quotes From Parents

Thank you for helping our children grow!

You were my child’s favorite teacher and mine. 

You deserve teacher of the year. You have my vote.

Thank you for being the star that taught them to shine.

As parents, we get the credit, so we want to give you all the gratitude.

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” — Lady Bird Johnson 

Thank you for always going above and beyond.

Our kid is excited to go to school every day; thank you!

Being a teacher is rarely an easy job, but no one does it as well as you. Thank you, your work is endlessly appreciated.

You make it easy for me to drop my kid off every day.

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers


End of the Year Appreciation Messages

The world needs more great teachers like you! You’ve made this school year a whole lot sweeter, thank you!

Somehow, you made even the most challenging lessons fun! Thanks for a great year!

You know a teacher is pretty great when they can interest you in your least favorite subject. Thank you.

We appreciate the job you do, and we love the person you are! Thank you for a great year!

Thank you for being an outstanding teacher and a wonderful role model. 

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

You’ve made this school year one of the best! Thank you so much.

Thank you for being such a great teacher! You’ve made my year. 

School was hard before, but thanks to you, I look forward to being here every day. 

Your support as a teacher means more than words can describe. Thank you.

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

“If you can read, thank a teacher.”- American Proverb


Fun Teacher Appreciation Quotes

Not to brag, but my teacher’s voice is good enough to quiet down the class next door.

Without teachers, life would have no class.

Nacho average teacher, you are an amazing person.

May your coffee be strong and your students be calm!

“Teaching: the only profession where you steal things from home and bring them to work.” –Unknown

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” –Colleen Wilcox

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.” – Gail Godwin

“Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” –Anatole France

“Teach the children, so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” – Abraham Lincoln

Sometimes you win; sometimes you learn.

Thanks a latte for being such an awesome teacher!

Keep calm and pretend this is on the lesson plan.

“Educators are the only people who lose sleep over other people’s kids.” –Nicholas A.

No one is wine-ing that we have you as our child’s teacher!


Thank You for Being a Good Teacher Quotes

“A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.” — Unknown

 “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” — Bob Talbert

“Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” – Andy Rooney

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great

“My teacher thought I was smarter than I was – so I was.”- Six-Year-Old Child

“What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.” – Unknown Author

“A good teacher can inspire hope; ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry

“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” Maria Montessori

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire

“Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” – Ann Lieberman

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.” – Carl Jung

“Because my teacher believed in me, I never gave up. Now I am flying towards my dreams.” — Heidi McDonald

What do you write on a card for Teacher Appreciation Week?

Your teacher will appreciate a simple thank you. Write on the card a heartfelt message showing your appreciation. You can write on a gift card, a store-bought card, or make a unique card for your incredible teacher.

William Prince said, “Teachers appreciate being appreciated, for teacher appreciation is their highest award.” So, use this opportunity to give a precious gift, by saying thank you to your phenomenal teacher who has gone the extra mile and made a positive impact. 

Which of these are your favorite teacher appreciation quotes?

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