Rewarding Teachers

Plaque Kits for World Teacher’s Day

by Presenta Plaque | on Sep 30, 2015 | No Comments

On October 5th, we celebrate some of the most important people in our children’s lives and our own. World Teacher’s Day celebrates some incredibly hardworking individuals and all their contributions to societies all across the globe. Most adults, let alone most kids probably aren’t familiar with the day of recognition, but this year presents a chance to make some incredible people feel very special.

 

Their Very Own Plaque

In a professional setting, it’s not often teachers are awarded with plaques unless they are celebrating a very special achievement, a retirement or other landmark event in their teaching careers. But plaques can make a unique and lasting impression on any individual receiving them. Order a personalized plaque online and present it to a deserving teacher. It’s not likely they’ll receive another like it anytime soon.

Gift Card to a Their Favorite Restaurant

A gift card is a nice way to give a teacher a nice “dinner on us” from the parents and remind them that you appreciate everything they do for the school, the kids and the community. If you’re not quite sure where to get a gift card from, pick a place with some variety or have your child sneakily ask where they like to go.

 

A Book You Think They’ll Enjoy

A book is a great gift that keeps on giving. If you’re not sure if your teacher enjoys reading in their free time or if they will like the book, go through and highlight some of your favorite excerpts. This could open up some room for meaningful discussion or maybe even show them they can enjoy it too!

 

A Craft Made by Your Child

Whether your child is an advanced artist or just learning the art of finger paint, crafts and small works of art are one of the most adorable expressions of a child’s imagination. If your child enjoys arts and crafts, suggest they make something for their teacher the next time you pull out the craft box.

 

Say Thanks with a Card/Thank You Note

A letter is one of the most thoughtful and personal ways to express yourself to another person. It’s a way to express yourself thoughtfully and thoroughly and it can really mean a lot to a teacher that you took the time to sit down and express your gratitude for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Ways You Can Recognize a Great Teacher

by Presenta Plaque | on Apr 18, 2015 | No Comments

Most of our time as parents is spent trying to teach our kids a thing or two about respect and being good members of society. But once kids hit schooling age, we no longer have as much direct control as we’d like of the influences in our children’s life. By then, we have no choice but to pass on some of that trust to their teachers and other adults they are surrounded by in their time away from home. But luckily for parents, every school has adults who are eager to help kids succeed and ultimately bring more positivity to kids’ lives than most parents could hope for.

Though every teacher goes into the field to help children with their education, not all of them do what it takes to go above and beyond as a mentor and positive influence. We believe that those that do deserve the utmost respect and recognition. These are just a few of the ways students, parents and faculty can give great teachers the appreciation they deserve.

 

1. Nomination for a Golden Apple Award: Even if they don’t end up receiving the award, the fact that their students believe they make a good candidate can be very special to a teacher.

 

2. Thank You Letters at the End of the Year: Many people today underestimate the impact of a solid heart-felt letter, but a gesture like this could even make up for a whole year of headaches!

 

3. Shout Out During Morning Announcements: If the school has morning announcements, they’re probably more than willing to give a special shout out to a teacher from the class.

 

4.  Call the Principal and Put in a Good Word: While many parents reserve the phone call to the principal for a complaint, it could be refreshing to hear a positive comment for once.

 

5. Petition for a Teacher of the Month Program: If your child’s school doesn’t already have one, get together with some other parents to recognize noteworthy teachers monthly.

 

6. Recognize the Small Successes: If your child was struggling in a subject and improved thanks to the help of a teacher, say thank you with something as small as a gift card for coffee on you.

 

7. Invite Local Businesses to Offer Teacher Discounts: Smaller businesses are more likely to want to help with some of these discounts.

 

8. Decorate the Classroom: Banners, balloons, streamers. Enough said.

 

9. Reach out to Your Newspaper: If you know anyone in your local paper, send over a pitch about a local teacher whose work is impacting students.

 

10. Recognize them with a Plaque: Choose the style and personalize a plaque for a deserving teacher you know here.