Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 134: Teacher Appreciation Week

If you appreciate the knowledge you have acquired over the years thanks to your teachers, Teacher Appreciation Week which lasts from the 2nd till the 6th May 2011, is the week in which you can show your gratitude. Dedicated to the celebration of your favorite teachers worldwide, it is a week in which you can reward the teacher of your choice with a present. These come in different shapes and sizes, depending on the ideas of the students who offer gifts to their teachers.

Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time in the year to take a moment to show your appreciation to teachers for all the effort they put in each day to teach and for the education that we receive thanks to them.  Teacher Appreciation Week includes lots of fun events and activities, and it is a great opportunity to increase interaction between teachers and students. Most schools have their own way of celebrating it, so find out more by asking your professors what will be organized!

Teacher Appreciation Week is not only a way for students to celebrate their teachers but also for people to learn more about teaching as a profession and its merits worldwide since teaching is done differently in each country. Another important benefit from Teacher Appreciation Week is that teachers themselves can discover why their teaching is appreciated and what kind of teaching is considered fun and informative by the students. Exchanges of this sort are always useful both for the teacher to ameliorate his teaching and for the student to feel encouraged to learn by letting the teacher know what he/she likes best. is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.
Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school.
You'll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $100, you'll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.

At, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. They call it citizen philanthropy.

This is where today’s $5 donation goes:
Mrs. G., from a school/community located in the northeastern section of Memphis says,As I observe my students working on the computers engaged in different tutorial programs, doing basic research, or navigating between different sites, their faces light up and they get so excited about learning. Many of them come from impoverished families and are unable to afford computers at home. With the rapid movement of technology, LCD projectors are one really great way to incorporate technology into the classroom. The LCD projector will be used to reinforce and extend basic computer skills and help keep the kids focused on the material being taught. Also, the projector will be used by the students to construct and present PowerPoint presentations or interactive slide shows.”

Donation $5

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