In many countries, Teachers’ Days are intended to let people show their appreciation of teachers and all they do for students and their communities.
Teachers’ day is celebrated on different dates from country to country. National Teachers’ days are distinct from World Teachers’ Day which is officially celebrated across the world on October 5.
World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994, commemorates teachers’ organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.
In the United States, National Teacher Day is on the Tuesday of Teacher Appreciation Week, which takes place in the first full week of May.
Google posted a video this week chock full of product placements (if you notice things like that) – but it still tells a good story and ends with a thank you to teachers everywhere.
These are some of my favorite tweets that went out with #ThankATeacher today.
— Ryan Healy (@rdhealy) May 7, 2014
— edutopia (@edutopia) May 1, 2013
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 6, 2014
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 6, 2014
— NASA (@NASA) May 6, 2014
— US National Archives (@USNatArchives) May 7, 2014
See a teacher. Thank a teacher. Repeat. #ThankATeacher
— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) May 7, 2014
And finally, this one was posted by my friend Heather from over at
Geek Mom Mashup posted this one: