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ERIC Number: ED539392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
How to Thank a Teacher
Davis, Matthew
George Lucas Educational Foundation
When it comes to expressing your appreciation to teachers, here's the drill: if the words don't come easily, don't let them get in the way. This guide is full of simple, affordable, straight-from-the-heart actions and gifts that will speak louder than words. And for those who are comfortable putting pen to paper, check out suggestions for written notes and thank-you letters. The ideas and suggestions compiled in this guide come from many corners: (1) annual holiday gift guides; (2) Our Teacher Appreciation Week coverage; (3) comments from Edutopia's Stuff We Love group; (4) Facebook discussions; and (5) a poll conducted asking teachers what gifts they appreciate most. Teacher wish lists reflect ever-shrinking district budgets and resources, featuring a consistent chorus of requests for classroom supplies. And, still, many teachers continue to extoll the virtues of a good old-fashioned thank-you note. A list of resources is included. [Illustrations by Jared Andrew Schorr.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Lucas Educational Foundation
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A