5 Heartfelt Ways to Honor and Appreciate Teachers

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    s we approach Teacher Appreciation Week from May 6 to May 10, 2024, it's time to recognize the invaluable contributions of educators who dedicate themselves to shaping the minds and futures of their students. Behind every successful student, there's often an exceptional teacher who has gone above and beyond to ignite the flame of learning. 

    As Mathias Kucharsyn, a student of Cybersecurity Diploma at ABM College, in Teulon, Manitoba aptly puts it, "Hardik Galiawala is a phenomenal teacher who helped me immensely when I was put into a class way too advanced for me." Each instructor mentioned in the heartfelt testimonials in this blog embodies dedication, compassion, and a commitment to their students' growth. So, how can we show our appreciation for these unsung heroes? Here are five unique ways to honor and appreciate teachers:

    Personalized Tokens of Gratitude

    Give a personalized token of appreciation to teachers.

    Just as teachers tailor their lessons to meet the needs of individual students, showing appreciation can also be personalized. Rosario Chinnappan Anthonysamy, a Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk Diploma student at ABM College in Calgary, Alberta, speaks of their instructor Naureen Saleem's dedication, describing her as "extremely knowledgeable" and "inspiring." One way to reciprocate such dedication is by offering personalized tokens of gratitude. This could be anything from handwritten notes expressing thanks to thoughtful gifts that reflect their interests or contributions. Knowing that their efforts are recognized and valued on a personal level can truly brighten a teacher's day.

    Acts of Service

    Being a teacher is an act of service.
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    Teaching is a demanding profession that often extends beyond classroom hours. Usha Sharma's impact on Mireya Chirinos, an Addiction and Community Service Worker Diploma student at ABM College in Calgary, Alberta, illustrates the profound influence teachers can have on their students' lives. One way to appreciate such dedication is by offering acts of service. Whether it's volunteering to help with classroom tasks, organizing extracurricular activities, or simply lending a listening ear, these gestures can lighten the load for teachers and show that their efforts are acknowledged and valued.

    Professional Development Support

    Provide professional development support to teachers.

    Just as teachers invest in their students' growth, they also strive for continuous improvement in their own professional development. Jitesh Sharma's patient demeanor and dedication to clarity in his lectures highlight the importance of ongoing learning and growth. Olamide Ijaware, a Financial Planner Diploma student at ABM College in Toronto, Ontario, speaks highly of their instructor Jitesh Sharma's teaching style. One unique way to appreciate teachers is by supporting their professional development endeavors. This could involve providing resources for workshops, conferences, or further education opportunities that align with their interests and goals. By investing in their growth, we not only acknowledge their dedication but also contribute to their continued success as educators.

    Communal Celebrations

    There can be celebrations in the community as well for teachers' appreciation.

    Teaching is often a collaborative effort that involves building a sense of community within the classroom. Elmira, an instructor of the Digital Marketing Diploma program in Regina, Saskatchewan, creates a vibrant and engaging learning environment that fosters enthusiasm and inspiration, as acknowledged by her student Elizabeth Adejoh. One way to honor such teachers is by organizing communal celebrations that bring students, parents, and faculty together to recognize their contributions. Whether it's a teacher appreciation luncheon, a school-wide assembly, or a heartfelt tribute ceremony, these events provide a platform to express gratitude and celebrate the collective impact of teachers.

    Paying It Forward

    Perhaps the most meaningful way to appreciate teachers is by paying their kindness and guidance forward. Take inspiration from the teachers who have made a difference in your life and strive to do the same for others. Whether it's mentoring a younger student, volunteering in educational initiatives, or pursuing a career in teaching yourself, these actions perpetuate the cycle of gratitude and contribute to the legacy of exceptional educators.


    In conclusion, teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the future generation, and their impact extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. By expressing gratitude in unique and heartfelt ways, we not only acknowledge their dedication but also inspire and empower them to continue making a difference in the lives of their students. As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, let us remember to honor and appreciate the teachers who have touched our lives in profound ways.

    ABM College appreciates its qualified instructors who equip students with relevant skills and knowledge to be industry ready. The instructors are always there to guide and mentor students to become confident and successful in their fields of interest.

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