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Giving Thanks to Teacher Past or Present



Have you thought about giving thanks to a teacher that had an impact in your life? We all have memories of a teacher who helped us learn something, who supported us in during a good time or bad time. Why not think about giving thanks to a teach, past or present, for your next give.

Each year children have about 6000 waking hours in one year. Of these waking hours 1000 are spent in school. A huge responsibility for teachers to make that time count for children to learn and have a happy school experience. This is what our teachers achieve and work towards during these 1000 hours in a school year.

  • 1000 hours of teachable moments that can have a huge influence on a child’s life.
  • 1000 hours we entrust in our teachers to help shape and teach our children.
  • 1000 hours for teachers to meet the curriculum objectives set by their Ministry of Education.
  • 1000 hours to meet the demands of each child’s unique learning abilities and style.
  • 1000 hours to bring out the best in each learner.
  • 1000 hours to make a difference and touch each and every child in a classroom that may have over 30 children.
  • 1000 hours to manage the meltdowns, the stress, the bullying, the confidence of each and every child.

No pressure on our educators. They do their best to engage and captivate our children to help them learn to the best of their ability and it’s we think is one of the toughest jobs on the planet.

Watch this video on on the page or go to You Tube to watch it!

The time, dedication, the love for children and a love for inspiring an entire generation to be the best people they can be. They start early and they stay late knowing that if they can make a difference, they are changing the world each day with every student they teach. They help shape the worlds next leaders, scientists, technology gurus and world change makers. The question is how do we possibly thank the teachers in our life for all they do each day year after year. It’s very simple and it starts with gratitude. We can all take the time to recognize and thank a teacher that made a difference in our lives or our children’s lives. It can be to a teacher in our own childhood or a teacher that has touch your child’s life today.

This is an open thank you letter to all the teachers in the world.

To the hundreds of teachers that have started The 365give Challenge in their classrooms and all the others that work tirelessly to educate our children and never truly know the positive impact they have had on the world. We thank you.

Give Gratitude To A Teacher For Your Next Give

Make your 365give today a note of gratitude and appreciation to a teacher in your life.

  • Make a card and mail it.
  • Send an email.
  • Create a public “shout out” on social media to the teacher and tag them in your post. You can use this video above!
  • Go one step further and just show up at their school (if they are still teaching) with a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates.

Gratitude will increase your personal happiness and those you touch. Learn about the 365give Challenge and join us today. Let’s spread the happy every day.

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)