This is a sponsored post in association with the Thank a Teacher campaign.
Are you starting to think about sending thank you cards to teachers this Christmas? If so, I have a wonderful idea to share with you.
Thank a Teacher is a nationwide campaign set up to celebrate the life-changing impact that great teachers can have on students. I know I still think about my own favourite teachers.
The Thank a Teacher website lets anyone nominate an inspirational teacher to receive a thank you card. If you submit your nomination before December 8th, the card will arrive before Christmas.
I love this campaign. Parents and students can nominate any exceptional teacher, and write a personalised thank you message. I think it’s a great way to let them know how much they are appreciated. To nominate a teacher, just complete the short form, and Thank a Teacher will send a card to your teacher, at school, in time for Christmas.
You’ll need to know your chosen teacher’s name and school (obviously). It also helps if you have the school’s address and social media handles to hand, along with their website.
At the bottom of the form, add a personalised message to include in your card. You can sign your card or leave it anonymous if you prefer.
I know many of us send Christmas cards to teachers. And of course, there’s the usual pile of mugs and chocolates at Christmas. But what could be more lovely – and simple – than to publicly acknowledge and thank a teacher for helping you, or your child?
Children can nominate teachers, but equally nomination can be from a parent, grandparent or colleague. All the teachers nominated will receive their personalised card, with your message. Just remember to nominate by December 8th to ensure your card arrives in time for Christmas!
Rather excitingly, some of the teachers nominated via the thankateacher.co.uk site may end up shortlisted for an award at the annual National Teaching Awards.
As a teenager, my 14-year-old is inclined to be gruff about most things to do with school. But she used the website to send a card to her old PE teacher, Miss D. For many years, Flea was told she wasn’t “sporty” and it was Miss D who helped my girl to realise that all you need to be sporty is a sport, and the willingness to play it.
Without her, I have no doubt that my girl wouldn’t be playing hockey for two or three teams, wouldn’t have been selected for the county, and wouldn’t have had the confidence to go to tennis lessons, or join the gym. Just this week, we started looking for a girls’ soccer club, because Flea thinks it looks fun, and she’d like to have a go.
So, we’d like to say a huge thanks to Miss D, from both of us. I think the impact this teacher had on my daughter is enormous. The gift she gave to Flea will probably last a lifetime.
Remember, you can nominate teachers to receive a thank you card right up until Dec 8th, so be quick and complete the nomination form here.
We’re heading into the season of giving thanks. And what better time to say thank you to a teacher with a festive thank you card?