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Show your admiration for educators during Teacher Appreciation Week

/ Nitesh Dutt

Teachers deserve our respect and admiration for all the work they do to educate future generations. They may not always get it, but for one week every year, we show our appreciation for what they do. 

From May 3rd to the 7th, celebrate educators and show your appreciation with something creative. Whether you’re a student, parent or just know a teacher, easily create multimedia with WeVideo and share it with the teacher in your life.

Here are few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Thank you GIF

The best way to show your appreciation is with a simple yet effective “thank you.” This can be done in a variety of ways. With a simple thank you card, verbally saying thank you or with a creative GIF. Not only are they easy to make, but they’re fun to share. Send a GIF via email, text message or even on social media. Learn how to create your own GIF using WeVideo. 

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Slideshow of appreciation 

It’s been an interesting year as teachers and students have been educating and learning from a distance since March 2020. What better way to highlight all the successes than with a slideshow. My niece’s school, and others I’ve seen, have posted photos or videos taken of virtual classrooms. A recap of special moments shared between teachers and students can be the perfect gift to show your appreciation. 

An open letter to teachers

This idea is as simple as it gets. Sit down in front of your computer’s webcam, put together a letter you want to read to your teacher and press record. You can make it even more special by getting together with other students and collaborate on a video. With real-time collaboration in WeVideo, students can upload and edit one video together at the same time. 

Coordinate a big surprise

Here’s an idea that is better when done with a larger group of students. You can do it live or put it together in WeVideo however you decided it will be creative and will blow your teachers away. We’ve all seen the videos of students surprising teachers in the middle of virtual classes with speeches, choreographed dances or performances like the video above. It’ll take a little coordination on your part but something like this can show your teacher how much you appreciate them. 

These are just a few ideas to help you get started. Be creative when showing your, or your child’s, appreciation for teachers. And, be sure to share your appreciation with them every day of the year.