Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd - 6th this year!
Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week in May) is a time to honor teachers and recognize the lasting contributions they make to our lives. Here at Mathnasium, we champion that cause and we want to send our local teachers all of the appreciation they can stand!
We work alongside your students’ teachers throughout the year to fill in gaps and provide support for your students where it’s needed. We’re always amazed by the resourcefulness we see from teachers as they go above and beyond to engage with all of their students!
We’ll be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week at Mathnasium by decorating Teacher Appreciation cards, sharing stories about our favorite teachers, and working with our local schools to provide some gift baskets and other treats to the teachers who have gone above and beyond this year. And you can help!
Decorate a Teacher Appreciation Card
Everybody enjoys hearing that they’re appreciated, and a card or a note is a great way to share your appreciation so that it can be revisited and remembered throughout the year. Mathnasium students are able to decorate a Teacher Appreciation Card during their visit, or you can print this one out and decorate it at home!
Download Teacher Appreciation Card
Nominate Your Favorite Teacher to Win a Gift Basket
This May we want to show our local teachers how much we appreciate them! Nominate you and/or your student’s favorite teacher and they could win a basket full of goodies from Mathnasium!
To nominate a teacher for this prize:
âœ¨ Visit one of our social media pages and find any of the Teacher Appreciation Contest posts
âœ¨ Comment with your teacher nomination
âœ¨ Make sure to include the NAME of the teacher as well as the GRADE and SCHOOL they teach at. (This is so we know where to deliver the prize if they win)
âœ¨ We’d also love to hear about WHY you’re nominating this teacher!
Entries are being accepted during Teacher Appreciation Week, from May 2nd - 6th
The winner will be announced on our Facebook and Instagram pages on May 9th!
Learn More About Our Favorite Teachers
One of my favorite teacher was Mr. Andrews. When I started high school he was the first teacher I met, because he was my homeroom teacher. We would always play games, and when I found out that he taught physics I was hooked. I have always been a math minded person, and math is the language of physics and the sciences. When I was a junior I took his physics class, and he was always so understanding when I struggled (and I struggled). He also always found a way to make class fun. At the end of each quarter we would watch sci-fi movies, and break down the physics (or lack there of ) in the films as they pertained to what we were doing in class. I was also his TA when I was a senior, and that would great, because it helped to strength my comprehension on physics, and showed me how much I enjoyed teaching students and making difficult topics enjoyable.
Another of my favorite teachers I had during my time at NOVA was Dr. White. I had him for both multivariable calculus and differential equations. He was such a no fluff person, that it could definitely be intimidating if you bank your grades on those fluff grades. His classes were set up that there were 3 exams, and 95% of your grade was exams, and then 5% was attendance. But he was such a real person. He cared more about the comprehension of the material than how you tested, and would work with you if you went to his office hours. One time he had a whole conversation with his daughter via the ring security system during class. She was using it to ask him for help with her math homework DURING our lecture!
-Presley Hays, Center Director
My favorite teacher of all time was Ms. Castle, she taught the sixth grade at Harding Elementary School in Erie PA. I had just moved from a military base in North Carolina and this was my first civilian school I had ever attended. I was a new and extremely shy. She took time with me each day to discuss my favorite topics; books I loved, favorite movies, she really brought me out of my shell and I will never forget her kindness!
-Paige Powers, Administrative Coordinator