Thank You Messages for Teachers

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You can use a saying or quote about good teachers to tell your teacher why he or she is good.
You can use a saying or quote about good teachers to tell your teacher why he or she is good.

Why Thank a Teacher?

Teachers do much more than just teach. They put up with a lot from students, parents, and administrators. And somehow, someway, some teachers are able to do things for their students that go way beyond the call of duty.

Good teachers increase their students' knowledge and understanding, and they motive and inspire. Sometimes it's difficult to put into words how a teacher has touched your life, so look through these examples and create your sincere teacher thank you card message or note.

Thank You Messages for Teachers

  1. You are a teacher I know will remain in my memory years from you, and I will have fond memories of your class.
  2. If all teachers could do what you do, ignorance would be wiped out across the world.
  3. Teacher is your title, but your work is much more complex.
  4. Learning from you has been a pleasure.
  5. If you were one of the x-men, your super power would be teaching.
  6. You are a miracle worker. You have motivated me to learn like no other has ever done before.
  7. You are half genius, half entertainer, and half motivational speaker. But you aren't my math teacher.
  8. Thanks for making things relevant to me so that I wanted to learn what you had to teach me.
  9. You taught me how to be a good student, and those skills will serve me in all other classes in the future.
  10. I admire you not just as a teacher but as a successful and wise person. I consider you a great mentor.

Thank You Note for a Challenging Teacher

When you have a challenging teacher that pushes you to give your best, a sense of gratitude may appear as you end the class and realize that you are now a better person. Here is an example of a thank you note for a teacher who has challenged you.

"When I began your class, I knew that I would be challenged. The way that you have pushed me to give my best work has produced personal growth. I will forever be changed in my expectations of my own work and capabilities. I will no longer let excuses or doubt keep me from learning or doing anything. Thanks for improving my confidence."

Thank You Note for an Inspiring Teacher

Some teachers go above and beyond to inspire their students. These teachers need encouragement and inspiration to continue the great work they do. Write your teacher a nice thank you note for inspiring you, and use this as an example.

"You are not just a good teacher. You are an amazing teacher. You inspired me to learn even outside the classroom and to make a difference. You connected what you taught to me in a way that made me care. You motivated me to be the best student and person I can be."

Thank You Note for a Coach

Coaches are sometimes teachers too, but they always serve the role of teaching you and inspiring you in a sport just as a teacher does for a class. Coaches put in long extra hours to train you to give your best, so thank a coach for the investment of time.

"Thanks for bringing out the best in me. You pushed me and taught me so much that I was able to see a lot of improvement. I have learned valuable lessons that I could not learn in a classroom. I appreciate the time and energy you have invested for me."

End of Year Thank You Note

A great time to thank a teacher is at the end of the class session. This could be either the end of the semester or the end of the year. Share something specific that you appreciate illustrated by details or a story.

"Of all the classes I am ending, I will miss your class the most. I will remember all the fun things you did to help us be interested in class. When you ate a piece of chalk to teach us about the importance of calcium in our diet, I cracked up. Thanks for being a fun teacher."

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Storytellersrus 3 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Blake, considering the Oklahoma tornado stories, I wonder how parents will thank the teachers who lay across their children and saved their lives.... The practice of giving thanks is a vital one. This is a great reminder that these folk affect our lives in unfathomable ways. Thank YOU!


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Blake Flannery 3 years ago from United States Author

Yes, I agree those were heroic acts. It is difficult to fathom when I think about people like my dad who have taught for more than 40 years and the number of people he has influenced. In a way, he also has invested his life in his students consistently over time. The example I gave about eating chalk to engage students is a real example of my Dad's creativity in the classroom.

The heroic acts of the teachers and nursery school workers during the tornado is great to hear, and I am not sure how they can be thanked in a way that would pay them back. Sometimes feelings of gratitude are so overwhelming that words can't explain. Maybe a hug would be more appropriate than words?


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Storytellersrus 3 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Yep, a hug is huge. You are right, Blake.

My daughter's 5/6 grade teacher just came to her baby shower. She has stuck with us since those very difficult days when my daughter could not read due to a head injury. Nori was a vital cheerleader all those years and remains so.

I feel so lucky to have a teacher like Nori in our lives and make an effort to let her know just how special she has been in my daughter's life- and mine. At the shower, I told everyone what a wonder our now retired heroine was and everyone applauded. Nori blushed, with pleasure and embarrassment.

I have some sense of what those Oklahoma parents feel, as I believe Nori transformed my daughter's future to one of optimism and hope.

Now I know why you are such a special guy, Blake. You have a dad who taught kids and influenced people. Wish I could give you a hug...


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Blake Flannery 3 years ago from United States Author

I appreciate the compliment. I do come from a legacy of teachers on both sides of the family and siblings/siblings in laws. I hear them talk about the pressures that teachers are experiencing and I have respect for the challenges they face.

Your comment was a nice surprise, and I'll consider it as good as a hug. Thanks for staying in touch.


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trusouldj 2 years ago from Indiana

Very nice. I hope your holiday was great. Thank you for following me. It means the world to me.

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