Thanks Teacher: What To Write On A Card To Thank Your Teacher

By Ali + Julie on 6 Apr 2023

Think about it: Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions. Without teachers, what would any of us be able to accomplish?

Despite that truth, teachers (and their hard work) are almost always underappreciated. Whether you’re a parent with kids in school or you’re a student yourself, it’s time to take a moment to say, “Thanks teacher!”

In this post, we’ll give you some ideas for thank you notes, including teacher appreciation quotes and gift ideas. Read on for the perfect thing to say to the special teacher in your life.

“Thanks Teacher!” Thank You Note Ideas

Let’s start with some sample ideas and inspirational teaching quotes to include in your card.

Ideas For Parents

  • Big hearts shape little minds. Thanks Miss Thompson!
  • You’ve been such a positive influence on our daughter. Please accept this small gift as a thank you for your hard work every day.
  • You took our shy little boy and made him more confident. You are the best kind of teacher, and we can’t thank you enough.
  • “A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others.” Thank you for lighting the way for my daughter this year!
  • Thanks for all the moral support and guidance you’ve given our son these past few months. You’re a star!
  • Thanks for going above and beyond this year. I know it's been challenging, but I really appreciate all of your hard work to engage Sally – she is really going to miss you!

Ideas For Students

  • Thanks for all the ways you made a difference, Mrs Williams. I’ll never forget you.
  • Your assignments were challenging, but I learned so much from you. You're the best teacher I've ever had.
  • Many teachers pass through our lives without remembrance, but a special few leave a lasting impression. Thank you for being one of the teachers I’ll always remember.
  • “The good teacher explains. The great teacher inspires.” Thanks for being an inspiration to me this school year!
  • The passion you have for your job and what you teach is contagious. We always look forward to your classes. Here’s a big “Thanks, Teacher!” from all your students.

Quotes About Teachers

  • “A good teacher can inspire hope; ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning.” – Brad Henry
  • “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese Proverb
  • “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert
  • “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry B. Adams
  • “All students can learn and succeed, but not in the same way and not in the same day.” – William G. Spady
  • “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” – Lily Tomlin

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Gift Ideas For Your Teacher

Including a gift for your teacher is a wonderful idea, but don’t rush to the store just yet. Most teachers have a closet full of dusty candles and mugs, so why not find out what kind of gift they actually want?

If you’re stumped for ideas, why not send the teacher a short questionnaire to get feedback about what they like? Once you know their interests and preferences, you can get them a gift that will be truly valuable.

Gift cards are always a great idea too, allowing the teacher to buy something for themselves. Classroom gifts or a heartfelt card from the student are sure to be highly esteemed as well.

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Ali + Julie

Co-Founders, GroupTogether

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