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What is National Teacher Appreciation Week?

National Teacher Appreciation Week is a week-long celebration to recognize teachers and the contributions they make to education, our schools, and our local communities. Teacher Appreciation Week is held the first full week of May every year, and provides an opportunity for students, their parents, school principals, and community members to show their appreciation and thanks for the amazing work that teachers do every single day.

This week, we're celebrating the more 13,000 agricultural educators across the United States who are cultivating the next generation of problem solvers, leaders, entreprenuers, and agriculturalists.

How can I show my appreciation for an agricultural educator?

There are numerous ways to celebrate and show appreciation for an agricultural educator(s) in your life!

  • Send them a thank you note! You can download this printable thank you card (available in full color or in black and white), or use our digital fillable thank you card. We recommend printing the card on cardstock if possible.

  • Present them with a Certificate of Appreciation. This digital fillable certificate of appreciation makes it easy to print a professional looking document on an 8.5x11" sheet of paper.

  • Send them an email! Consider sending a special agricultural educator in your life a positive email to make their day and to show your appreciation. You may consider copying their principal on the email as well.

  • Send them something special. Let the creative juices flow! Consider making your teacher's day by giving them something unique, handmade, or personal. other gift ideas could include a giftcard to their favorite restaurant or store, or even fresh flowers. The possibilities are endless!

How can I celebrate as an agricultural educator?

  • Talk to your students about how much you love your career. We have premade lesson plans, games, and activities that you can use to celebrate and bring awareness to the career of agricultural education. And even thgough it's not National Teach Ag Day, be sure to check out our Teach Ag Interactive Notebook, too!

  • Enter our 2021 NAAE National Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway. See below for more details!

  • Tag a future agricultural educator. You can nominate a future agricultural educator on our website, and can even send the a Tagged to #TeachAg Kit!

  • Join the fun on social media. Throughout the week, we'll be celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week in a multitude of ways on the NAAE social media accounts. Check us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

2021 NAAE National Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway

Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway

NAAE appreciates everything that our members are doing every day to positively impact our schools and communities. Want your chance at winning some amazing prizes? Click the image above to enter our 2021 National Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway. Five lucky winners be selected at random using the Gleam Competitions management system. Must be a 2020-2021 active NAAE member to win. Five lucky NAAE members will have their choice of the following prizes:

  • onn. 32" HD Roku Smart LED TV
  • Blackstone 22" Tabletop 2 Burner Griddle with Cover
  • Amazon - Echo Show 8" Smart Display with Alexa
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card

The 2021 National Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway closes at 12:00PM EST on Friday, May 7, 2021. Selected winners will be announced on the NAAE Facebook page Friday evening and will be contacted via email.

About the NAAE National Teacher Appreciation Week Program

The NAAE National Teacher Appreciation Week program is an initiative of NAAE as part of the National Teach Ag Campaign designed to encourage others to consider a career teaching agriculture and celebrate the positive contributions agriculture teachers make in our schools and communities. Funding for the NAAE National Teach Ag Campaign is provided by the CHS Foundation, Corteva Agriscience™, Growth Energy, and BASF.

Have questions about the NAAE National Teacher Appreciation Week Program? Contact Alan Green, NAAE Program Manager at for assistance.



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