This Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re saying “more.” More than appreciation, teachers need us to take action. More than a week, teachers need our support all year long. Because today’s teachers are more than teachers for our students. No matter their ZIP code or the color of their skin, teachers are creating lesson plans while they create a sense of safety and belonging for their students. They are getting up early to make it work and they are staying up late with worry. Teachers are working with parents and caregivers while working without enough resources. They are champions for their students and too often they are counselors to their students. They are more than teachers, and they deserve so much more than what we’re giving them. So, let’s join together to tell the teachers we know that we will listen to them, we will stand with them, and together we will fix these problems so every teacher feels respected, supported, and more than taken for granted.
Participate and Take Action:
- Pledge to support the change educators really need! Everyone can have a hand in bringing meaningful change to our schools and for our educators. Educators, families, and allies of education can all pledge to take action and provide support for Colorado’s educators here: https://coloea.org/ThankATeacher
- NEA wants to know what educators really need to feel truly supported, seen, and appreciated. Whether it’s more respect, better safety measures, higher pay, or better partnerships with communities…we want to hear it. Text PRIORITIES to 48744 to share what really matters to you.
- Want to give a special shout out to an educator who inspires you? Grab a piece of paper, write down why you appreciation teachers, and share by participating in our Virtual Photo Booth! Share it on your Instagram Story, tag @colorado_ea and @NEAToday, and you might see them featured on our accounts! Don’t have Instagram, don’t you worry we’d love to see appreciation far and wide across all platforms shared throughout the week. https://coloea.org/TAWphotobooth