Teachers give their students a boost of confidence when they really need one, extra help when they’re having trouble, a welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control—and although students and parents know they can’t ever thank teachers enough, they can take a moment to share their appreciation for the special educators in their schools. National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May. This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is the first full week in May of each year. Join NEA and the National PTA in saying “thank you” to teachers in your community with these free downloadable posters, decorations, student-made gifts and cards, and other, no-prep resources.
A recent study by Gallup found that only one in five parents are fully engaged with their child's school. In my 19 years of teaching, I've tried every form of communication to bridge the gap between home and the classroom—emails, texting, blogging, a YouTube channel, Facebook.
TESOL’s free Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) resource kit is designed to help ESL professionals learn about the essential components of ESSA, which is the reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), formerly known as No Child Left Behind.