Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you, teachers.

Each May, we take a moment to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by expressing our admiration and gratitude for educators across the country. Teachers bring out the best in all of us. They inspire us to question, to consider, to push and to ponder. They know the most important knowledge isn’t always found in books and that the most valuable lessons last a lifetime. Teachers make the world a better place, one student at a time. We invite you to join us in offering a hearty “thank you” to all teachers, as we celebrate their enduring contributions to our communities.

Celebrate with us!

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Discounts for Teachers

We're not the only ones who love teachers. These retailers offer special teachers-only discounts to show their appreciation for world-changing teachers.

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Nominate a Teacher

Tell the Colorado Department of Education why your favorite teacher deserves to be recognized as the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year.

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Coloring Pages

Download these free coloring pages and have a colorful Teacher Appreciation Week celebration with your class.

What teacher made an impact on your life?

We asked the Regis community to share the name of a teacher who inspired them.

Zoom Backgrounds to Celebrate with Your Virtual Classroom

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Self-Care for Teachers

Teachers care for their students, their colleagues and their communities, but how can they care for themselves? Read tips from Regis University Division of Education department chair, Elizabeth Grassi, on how teachers can incorporate small mindfulness practices into their daily routines.

Nominate a teacher of the year.

Do you know an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled K-12 teacher? Nominate them for the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Colorado Department of Education.
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Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters

by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

In this book, teachers can find useful strategies to help students “deepen their reading comprehension and engage with their reading material,” according to Scholastic. 

Regis educators recommend this book to teachers who want to empower their students as readers and writers.

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Thank You, Teacher: Grateful Students Tell the Stories of the Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

by Bruce Holbert and Holly Holbert

Through letters written by students, this book explores all the ways educators impact their students’ lives, whether they grow up to become attorneys, astronauts, business leaders or teachers.

Teachers find answers to an important question: “Do I make a difference in students’ lives?” This book shows that the answer is a resounding yes.

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The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress... and Everything Else

by Holly B. Rogers, MD

This book presents strategies to help readers navigate important life decisions with clarity and confidence. 

Regis Division of Education Department Chair and trained mindfulness teacher Elizabeth Grassi said she recommends this book to her college students, but said the book resonates with people of all ages. 

“That’s my favorite book because it's really good at explaining mindfulness,” she said. “It has a lot of mindfulness practices in the book that you can try.”

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I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids

by Kyle Schwartz

Third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill in the blank to this sentence: “I wish my teacher knew ___.” The results ran the spectrum of emotions: Some were funny, others were heartbreaking. 

This book explores the realities students face and helps teachers create open and supportive classrooms.

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