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In summary, National Teacher Day is a great day to thank all of the teachers who have helped us learn throughout our lives.
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May 3 is National Teacher Day in the United States. Even though I am not in school any more, I consider myself a lifelong learner, so I would like to thank all of the teachers, in our public schools, our universities, and on these forums, who are helping all of us to learn.

http://www.nea.org/teacherday/index.html
 
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jma2001 said:
May 3 is National Teacher Day in the United States. Even though I am not in school any more, I consider myself a lifelong learner, so I would like to thank all of the teachers, in our public schools, our universities, and on these forums, who are helping all of us to learn.

http://www.nea.org/teacherday/index.html
I think national teacher day is great, but in our district, we have "teacher appreciation week" which is a bunch of crap. We don't do anything for it, and our school never says anything. Not even on national teacher day.
 
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I'll second that and thank you mentors here at pf!



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That's very nice jma2001. I will always remember my first grade teacher Mrs Stanfield and my 6th grade teacher Mrs Hayes. They were the best.

The worst was my 10th grade history teacher that graded papers not by content but by length. I learned after the first assignment. He said write a one page paper. I went to a lot of trouble. He went down the aisle marking either "A" or "F" without even reading them. I got an "F". He pointed out that I still had two blank lines at the bottom. From then on I scribbled crap on a page but made sure that there were no blank lines. I got all "A"s. Oh, for extra credit one of the assignments was to draw a fence in Africa. I drew a fence with a Giraffe next to it. I got the extra points.

My art teacher had a nervous breakdown the first week of school. After 5 days of making us cover sheets of paper with black crayon, he started screaming, knocked everything off his desk and ran out of the room. Never saw him again.

My French teacher in 10th grade. They lost the "real" French teacher so had the spanish teacher fill in. She told us that the month August in French "aout" was pronounced "out" as in English. I disagreed. I got in trouble. :grumpy:
 
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Evo said:
My art teacher had a nervous breakdown the first week of school. After 5 days of making us cover sheets of paper with black crayon, he started screaming, knocked everything off his desk and ran out of the room. Never saw him again.
Coincidentally, my art teacher, in the only year that I took the subject, also had a nervous breakdown and was never seen again. I'm pretty sure that it had nothing to do with me. Of course, it's pretty well established that all artists, musicians, writers, actors and psychologists are flaming insanitics. (And I speak this as an ex-writer, who has not been able to write a bloody word since going on the medication for ADD about 3 years ago. :grumpy:)
 

What is the purpose of saying "Thank You to all the teachers"?

The purpose of saying "Thank You to all the teachers" is to express gratitude and appreciation for the hard work and dedication of teachers in educating and shaping young minds.

Why is it important to thank teachers?

It is important to thank teachers because they play a crucial role in the development and success of students. They work tirelessly to educate, motivate, and inspire students, and their efforts should be recognized and appreciated.

What are some ways to show gratitude to teachers?

Some ways to show gratitude to teachers include writing thank you notes, giving small gifts or tokens of appreciation, volunteering in the classroom, or simply saying "thank you" in person.

Who should say "Thank You to all the teachers"?

Anyone who has been positively impacted by a teacher should say "Thank You to all the teachers". This includes students, parents, administrators, and community members.

How can thanking teachers benefit the education system?

By thanking teachers, we can boost their morale and motivation, which can ultimately lead to better job satisfaction and retention rates. This, in turn, can improve the overall quality of education and benefit the education system as a whole.

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