During the month of May, there is a special week dedicated to appreciating teachers. If you are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week (Monday, May 3rd through Friday, May 7th), the team at Rise Vision has something special for you. In this blog post, I’ll share a few ways to celebrate teacher appreciation week this year, along with free Teacher Appreciation Week posters!
Ways to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week
This year has been especially trying for educators worldwide, and although we can all agree that one week isn’t quite enough, this first week in May gives us a particular time to celebrate. You might try out all three of the ways listed below to help celebrate teacher appreciation week this year. Let’s dive into the list.
Post a Special Message
If you are working with a team of teachers or have a colleague you’d like to celebrate this year, you can post a special message just for them or for the world to see. You might set up a virtual space using your school’s learning management system (LMS) and encourage colleagues to post words of appreciation and encouragement for one another. You can also bring students into the equation by giving them an opportunity to post a special message, too.
Here are a few prompts you might use with colleagues or students who want to post a message of appreciation:
- I am so grateful for you because _________
- One special memory from this year is _________
- This person had a significant impact on me this year because ________
Reach out to Local Organization
Another way to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week this year is to reach out to a local organization. If you are teaching in person, you might see if a local organization wants to sponsor a breakfast or special lunch spread for your teachers. If your teachers work remotely, you might find an organization that would like to donate gift cards to a local restaurant or a place that offers delivery.
And of course, if you’re not sure who to ask, you might want to reach out to organizations connected to your school community. This could include a place that is walkable to your school and your colleagues often frequent. Or you might know of a family in your school community who might want to offer a special donation.
Share Free Posters
The third way on our list to celebrate includes a set of free downloads the team at Rise Vision created for Teacher Appreciation Week. As you can see in the pictures above, they have created a free National Teachers Week poster kit. In this totally free kit, you’ll find:
- 5 Themed Posters
- 2 Customizable Posters
- 1 PDF Instructional Guide
All of the posters are in landscape and portrait layouts, so you can choose which ones are the best fit for displaying in virtual or physical spaces in your school. The posters are in both JPEG and high-resolution PDF formats, making them great for printing, including in newsletters, social media, your website, and digital signage.
BONUS: One More May Celebration
In addition to the Teacher Appreciation Week, May is also Physical Fitness Month. The team at Rise Vision has you covered with posters and digital templates for Physical Fitness Month, too. Use this link to download the free posters for Physical Fitness Month, or share this link with your colleagues. And if you’re thinking forward to June, stay tuned for a post next month all about their June Celebration of Pride Month and National Safety Month.
Digital Signage for Schools
When it comes to digital signage, the folks at Rise Vision have you covered. If you haven’t heard of Rise Vision before, they create digital signage for K-12 schools and districts — sign up for a free trial here. With their digital signage, you can showcase your school branding by customizing templates. You can use their digital signage to improve school safety by displaying emergency announcements, too.
Their design team makes brand new templates every single week so you don’t have to spend time in planning content – sign up for their Weekly Playbook here for new ideas each week. There are over 400 school-themed templates in their library! Plus, you can also use their digital signage software to improve school safety by displaying emergency announcements, too.
The digital signage from Rise Vision supports a bunch of different operating systems, including Chrome, Windows, Raspberry Pi, and Linux. This way, if your school’s or district’s technology plans change, you’ll be totally covered. Here are a few more features:
- You can schedule your templates to display at a particular time
- Their software is cloud-based and totally secure
- They offer school-friendly pricing and customer support
The team at Rise Vision is also offering a 25% discount for anyone who schedules a demo after reading this blog post. You can book a custom demo for your school and use “MONICA25” for the discount.