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Teachers' Day Card Messages, Appreciation Quotes, Poems, Pictures | Teachers' Day Song List | Gifts for Teachers

Updated on September 29, 2015

What to write in a Teachers’ Day Card

Need ideas on what to write in a Teachers’ Day card? Listed below are some teacher appreciation quotes, poems and messages which can be useful to you when you need some ideas on writing a letter of appreciation, or teachers’ day card to your teacher. You can download and print out some of the pictures here too, and make them into paper cards or e-cards. I have also listed down a few choices of song which you can present to your special teacher on this special day. If you plan to have a party, you can choose the song(s) for the musical performances. Teachers' Day will not be perfect without a gift to your teacher, so after some survey, I listed the preferred gifts by most teachers.

Messages You Can Write in a Teachers' Day Card

Dear Teacher, you are such a good teacher because you have feelings of warm affection toward us and a genuine desire to impart in us what you believe to be of value. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Dear Teacher, you are like a candle, who consumes itself to light the way for your pupils.


The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. And Mr or Mrs ….., You are an inspiration to us all; you are a reminder for all of us as to what is possible in life.


Dear Teacher,

William Butler has quoted, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."

You are not just imparting knowledge to us, you have successfully ignited the fire to learn in our mind, making us yearning for knowledge. Your influence on us will last forever.

Dear Teacher,

You have taught me the importance of self-help. By setting the right example, you have impressed upon me the importance of self-reliance, instead of expecting help from others. You taught me to build on my strengths and be responsible for my own successes and failures. If it wasn’t for you, I would never have learned to push my limits, and achieve my goals and dreams.


Dear Teacher,

Not only you are a good teacher, you are a good entertainer who captures our attention in all your lessons. We enjoy your class very much. Learning is so fun because of you, and the way you deliver the lessons. We feel so lucky to have you as our teacher.


Dear Teacher,

I was just an ordinary student until you came into our class. Your unusual effort has stimulated me to be more than ordinary. You have made me the winner. Thank you for being such an extra-ordinary teacher to me.


Dear Teacher,

There's no one quite like a special teacher, and no teacher quite as special as you.


Dear Teacher,

You have inspired us to do better than we know how.

Heart of Teacher

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth."


"The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer."

Teachers' Day Quotes

"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book."


"A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child's eyes."


"Summer vacation is the time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid."


"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart."


"Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions."


"A gifted teacher is not only prepared to meet the needs of today's child, but is also prepared to foresee the hopes and dreams in every child's future."


Heart of a Devoted Teacher

With the heart of a devoted teacher,

The classroom is an awesome place.

With the heart of a devoted teacher,

There is a smile on each student’s face.

With the heart of a devoted teacher,

Creative Ideas is everywhere.

With the heart of a devoted teacher,

Love to learn is awakened.

With the heart of a devoted teacher,

Ordinary becomes extra-ordinary.

Appreciation Poem for Teacher

Thank you, Teacher,

For being my dearest teacher,

my counsellor,

my friend.

Thank you, Teacher,

For taking time to explain to me,

When lessons are difficult to comprehend.

Taking time to give me advice,

When I am lost and needed a guide.

Taking time to encourage me,

When I am down and unhappy.

For all the things you have done for me,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Teacher Appreciation Poem

T is for your TALENT to bring out the best in us
E is for making us EXCEL in everything we do
A is for the ABILITY to make us love to learn
C is for CORRECTING us when we have gone astray
H is for HELPING us in all possible way
E is for ENCOURAGING us when we are despair
R is for RARE, you are rare to find
So we thank you from the bottom of our hearts; we think you are SUPERB!


Teachers' Day Appreciation Songs

World Teachers’ Day 2009 Theme Song

(adapted from the song “Wind Beneath My Wings” by BETTE MIDLER )

Some of the meaningful lyrics goes like this:

It must have been cold there in the shadow

To never have sunrise on your face

You were content to let me shine

That’s your way

You always walked a step behind

So I was the one with all that glory

While you were the one with all the strength

A beautiful face without a name for so long

A beautiful smile to hide the pain

Did you ever know that you’re my hero

And everything I wish I could be

I could fly higher than an eagle

‘cause you are the wind beneath my wings

In Your Hands

In Your Hands (A Song for Teacher)

By Ronno Song

Teacher, I wrote this song for you

To thank you for every smile

I know you had a lot to do

I’m glad that you paused a while

You took time to listen and to hear

To laugh and just be there

I heard that lesson loud and clear

I mattered to you, you cared

‘Cause when you reach out and you touch me with your heart

Then you hold what I’d becoming in your hands

And though you’re with me just a while, today…

You hold tomorrow’s smile in your hands,

In your hands…

… In your hands.

Teacher, I wrote this song for you,

Melody, words, and rhyme.

Lessons you taught me yesterday…

… have disappeared into time.

But teacher I never will forget…

A look … you gave to me.

I saw reflected in your eyes…

The somebody I could be.

‘Cause when you reach out

And you touch me with your heart

Then you hold what I’m becoming in your hands.

And though you’re with me just a while, today…

You hold tomorrow’s smile, in your hands…

In your hands

‘Cause when you reach out

And you touch me with your heart…

Then you hold what I’m becoming in your hands

And though you’re with me just a while, today…

You hold tomorrow’s smile, in your hands…

In your hands

In your hands

In your hands

To order this song : Click here.

Thank You For Everything You've Done (A Song for Teachers' Day)

Some of the meaningful lyrics goes like this:

You teach me,
You guide me,
You show me,

You spur me,
You helped me,
You stood by me,

Thank you for everything you've done,
Thank you for the lives you've touched,
Thank you for guiding me so far,
Thank you, thank you.

When I was down, you reassured,
You told me, it's okay
When I fall, you pick me up
Hold me, tightly.

Click here for full lyrics.


What Do Teachers Want As A Gift on Teachers' Day?

Teachers like to receive gifts such as the following :

1) Things that they need to use for their teaching work, but the school do not supply or the supply is limited, and they need to fork out their own money to buy them. Examples are :

  • Red Pen
  • Marker Pen
  • Whiteboard eraser
  • Pointer
  • Reference Books
  • Books on How to Teach Children better
  • Books on education
  • Microphone or Loudspeaker

2) Things for personal use in school

  • thermos flasks
  • thermos cups
  • Water Bottle / Tumbler
  • Tupperware container for storing food

If you have other suggestions, please do mention it in the comment below. Thanks !

If you are a teacher, which is the most preferred gift you like to receive on Teachers' Day ?

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      eerty 3 years ago

      books about adventoures

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      Rachna 3 years ago

      i got great ideas

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      gilyza gwen 4 years ago

      that was so awesome :)

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      NAYZ 4 years ago

      simple messages but AWESOME

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      Ingenira 4 years ago

      Thank you, pinto. I am glad that you like it. :)

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      HI Ingenira! Very great compilation. I will definitely bookmark this page for future reference.

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      Ingenira 4 years ago

      Thank you, Angela. I am glad you like the ideas here.

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      Ingenira 4 years ago

      Yes, Deborah, I like to make my own cards when I have time. I am glad you do too. Thanks !

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      Ingenira 4 years ago

      James-wolve, thank you for your very kind comment. I really appreciate it. :)

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      Ingenira 4 years ago

      Thank you, AliciaC. I am really honoured to have you , a teacher, visiting my page. You have made changes in students' lives, now you are making changes in readers' lives. Brava, AliciaC !

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      Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Great hub, teaches are incredible and they shape our future. These messages and poems are excellent ideas.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I take it you do your own cards? that is wonderful.they are beautiful . I would like to start this.. I love graphics


      I will share this great hub


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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Awesome and wellpenned Teachers' Day Card Messages samples.The poems are great and so lovely.Thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for sharing all these lovely messages, Ingenira. They're beautiful. They also remind me of what is important in teaching. This is useful, since I'm a teacher.