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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8-12, 2017

We proudly honor educators around the globe and thank you for your hard work and tireless devotion to making a difference in your students' lives.

Thank You for Making a Difference!

Around the world, day in and day out, teachers dedicate themselves to transforming the lives of others. Through hard work, endless kindness, and professional expertise, teachers spark a love of learning in their students. Teachers empower students to reach their full potential by encouraging curiosity and exploration.

Join in and celebrate your colleagues this Teacher Appreciation Week using #CelebrateWithDE on either Twitter or Facebook.

How We're Celebrating You in 2017

NEW: DEN Online Community

The mission of the Discovery Education Community is to connect educators to their most valuable resource: each other, and we are launching a new online community to do just that. We invite you to get an exclusive look at the new DEN Online Community before it launches this fall.

As part of our celebration of educators, several Discovery Education Community partners are providing special Teacher Appreciation Week perks that you’ll find in the DEN Online Community. Join the new DEN Online Community to take advantage of these special gifts and promotions.

   Join the Community    

Celebrate with Kindness

With support from our friends at the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, we encourage you to share a message of appreciation for a deserving educator. Share a brief video on social media describing your colleague, mentor, or former teacher who deserves recognition and use hashtag #CelebrateWithDE.

Then, we will perform a random act of kindness each day of Teacher Appreciation Week by sending a Discovery Education hoodie to an education hero and their nominating teacher. Both educators will also receive Kindness Concept Posters for their classrooms.

You can spread kindness in your school with these Elementary and Middle School Kindness Concept Posters.

   Download Posters in English       Download Posters in Spanish   

Take Time for Yourself

Teachers are asked to make a lot of sacrifices, but health and wellbeing shouldn't be one of them. Join Jenna Shaw, Founder and CEO of The Whole Teacher, for a webinar exploring how schools can ensure they are fostering healthy work environments and meeting the needs of their teachers beyond traditional professional development.

Fostering the Whole Teacher Webinar | Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 PM (ET)

   Register Now   

Discovery Education Community Awards (aka the DENny Awards)

At Discovery Education, we are always on the lookout for great stories of teachers making a difference in the lives of students and fellow educators. On May 23, our annual DENny Awards recognize and celebrate Discovery Educators for the great things they do in schools and classrooms.

We want to celebrate as many great teachers and administrators as we can, so nominate education professionals you know for this special recognition.

   Nominate a Colleague   

Discovery Education Community Badge

You are part of a community of passionate educators committed to using digital media to improve instruction, increase student engagement, and impact learning. That's something to celebrate! Let others know you're part of a community of practice committed to transforming teaching and learning with Discovery Education. Add a Discovery Education Community Member badge to your website, blog, and/or email signature.

   Get Badge   

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