Teacher Appreciation Week 2023, May 8-12

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.



What teacher made an impact on your life?

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


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 2024 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.

Show your support for teachers on social media.

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 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Colorado Department of Education.

Summer Reading List

I Never Thought of It That Way:
How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times
by Mónica Guzmán
In this timely, personal guide, Mónica, the chief storyteller for the national cross-partisan depolarization organization Braver Angels, takes you to the real front lines of a crisis that threatens to grind America to a halt—broken conversations among confounded people.

Tattered Cover | Bookshop.org

Teaching When the World Is on Fire:
Authentic Classroom Advice, from Climate Justice to Black Lives Matter
by Lisa Delpit
In Teaching When the World Is on Fire, Lisa Delpit turns to a host of crucial issues facing teachers in these tumultuous times. Delpit’s master-teacher wisdom tees up guidance from beloved, well-known educators along with insight from dynamic principals and classroom teachers tackling difficult topics in K–12 schools every day.

Tattered Cover | Bookshop.org

180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators
(A 36-Week Plan of Low-Cost Self-Care for Teachers and Educators)
by Tina H. Boogren
Access 36 weeks of daily self-care for teachers and administrators to support your health and wellness throughout the school year. These self-care ideas and activities will help you manage stress inside and outside of the classroom.

Tattered Cover | Bookshop.org