Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7-11, 2018

This May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and May 8 is National Teacher Day. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is joining in the celebration of our teachers.

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On this page you will find shareable graphics for social media, classroom wall art, opportunities for you and your students to share your stories, and more, as our way of saying thank you for all you do for your students’ education.

To get in the spirit, please use these graphics on your social media profiles, and share them with others.

Shareable art for social media:

Shareable Graphic

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Thank You sign for students to share:

Thank You Sign

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Give the Gift of Music in Honor of a Music Teacher

Make a donation to the Give a Note Foundation in honor of a Music Teacher!

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Tell Your Story

Have you told your story about a music teacher’s influence in your life? Share your story on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and tag @NAfME and use the hashtag #ThankATeacher.

Fun Links

Renier Fee, “Five Reasons Why You Should Thank Your Music Teacher,” Give A Note Blog, 16 October 2017.

Sue On, “20 Reasons to Thank a Music Teacher,” Sue On Music blog, 2014.

Ten Reasons to Thank Your Music Teacher,” CMUSE, 21 April 2015.