When is Teacher Appreciation Week this year?

FILE - Children listen to their teacher as they sit in a classroomroom. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images)

Teacher Appreciation Week is the annual time teachers get the extra credit they deserve year round. 

Teacher Appreciation Week this year is May 6-10, 2024, with National Teacher Day falling on Tuesday, May 7. 

Parents and students often give teachers cards and gifts during this time to express their appreciation, and restaurants and businesses have deals and promotions for educators as well. 

This year, you can give an extra thank you to your valued teacher with the National Education Association (NEA) or the National Parent Teachers Association

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Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week

Students and parents can show their appreciation for the great teachers in their lives with a little gift. 

Here are some ideas: 

  • Gift card to their favorite store
  • Baked goods
  • Classroom supplies
  • Personalized or unique stationary
  • Luxury or designer pen
  • Smart reusable notebook
  • Wireless charger
  • Water bottle
  • Handwritten letter

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Teachers in the U.S.

While it can be a difficult career at times, if someone wants to make a difference in a child’s life and in the community, teaching may be the way to do it.

A recent Pew Research publication asked public K-12 teachers what they want Americans to know about teaching.

About half of teachers want the public to know that teaching is a hard job. 

Here are the most common answers: 

This story was reported from Detroit.