National Teachers Day

Teachers are crucial in molding our personalities and helping us become our best selves, which is precisely what National Teachers Day celebrates.

Read below to learn more about this significant and well-deserved celebration.

When Is National Teachers Day?

National Teachers Day is celebrated on the first Tuesday of May every year.

National Teachers Day.


We came across various frequently asked questions when researching and wanted to address them here. Enjoy!

What is a good National Teachers Day speech?

This day’s short yet effective speech can be, “Good morning, everyone!”

We have all gathered here to celebrate National Teachers Day. Let me take this opportunity to recognize the hard-working teachers I have been blessed to have. Ones who helped us excel in the tough times. They became the ray of hope amidst darkness. They guided us.

This year, especially, teachers have shown their affection towards their students as they struggled to teach us online but did so anyway, for our sake. Let me recognize the challenges they faced to adequately train us for the future that awaits and support us through online classes and tests.

In these difficult times, I would like to thank teachers on behalf of all students for their unwavering support. Thank you for giving us hope, inspiring us, and making us what we are today.”

See our Best Teacher Appreciation Paragraphs.

Why must National Teacher’s Day be on the first Tuesday of a full week?

The day is also celebrated during Teacher Appreciation Week to give all five school days to be appreciated.

How was National Teachers Day begun?

In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt stood before Congress to make Teachers Day official. Nevertheless, it wasn’t until 1980 that the NEA made it an official national day with help from Indiana and Kansas states.

Until ’84, it was celebrated on March 7, but then it moved to May and eventually evolved into Teacher Appreciation Week.

How to celebrate National Teachers Day?

Firstly, remember that a teacher isn’t just one who imparts knowledge in the classroom but any family member, friend, or even a stranger. And this day is to thank them.

The best way would be to plan a party and include as many people as possible to celebrate each. You should also pray for them on this day and send them gifts or at least cards.

Moreover, you can write a poem for them or give speeches at school to thank them. You can also post stuff on social media platforms to show your affection or help them with their tasks.

Fun Facts

  1. 33% of teachers leave the profession within the first three years.
  2. There are over 7,000,000 teachers in the US.
  3. On average, a teacher works 10 hours a day.
  4. The model age of retirement for teachers is 59 years.
  5. Teachers earn 14% lower earnings than others with the same level of education.
  6. 20% of public school teachers have second jobs outside of the school.
  7. In Ancient Greece, teachers were the most highly paid skilled workers but were Greek slaves in Ancient Rome.
  8. There are 98,000 public schools in the US.
  9. Mattye Whyte Woodridge wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt suggesting the Teachers’ Appreciation Day.
  10. The number of males entering the field has increased by 26%.

Question And Answer Jokes

Why do the teachers wear sunglasses?
Because their students are so bright!

Teacher: Didn’t I tell you to stand at the end of the line?
Student: I tried, but there was someone already there!

Teacher: In 1940, what were the Poles doing in Russia?
Pupil: Holding up the telegraph lines!

Teacher: David, you know you can’t sleep in my class, right?
Pupil: I know. But, maybe if you were just a little quieter, I could.

What is a math teacher’s favorite sum?

Why did the teacher write on the window?|
Because she wanted the lesson to be very clear!

Why did the teacher go to the beach?
To test the water.

Teacher Riddles

Why did the teacher turn the lights on?
Because her class was so dim.

What is a math teacher’s favorite dessert?

Why did the music teacher need a ladder?
To reach the high notes.

What’s a teacher’s favorite nation?

Teacher: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
Donald: H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O
Teacher: What are you talking about?
Donald: Yesterday, you said it was H to O.

What kind of food do math teachers eat?
Square meals.

Teacher: What is the shortest month?
Student: May, it only has three letters.

How is an English teacher like a judge?
They both give out sentences.

Humor about Teaching

My math teacher called me average. How mean!

Teacher: Tomorrow, there will be a lecture on Pluto and Neptune. Everyone must attend it.
Student: Sorry, my mom wouldn’t let me go so far.

Ma’am, I wanna tell a joke about sodium, but Na.

Time is a great teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its students.

The kid with perfect attendance doesn’t love school; he never misses it!

Pupil: I don’t think I deserved a zero on this test!
Teacher: I agree, but that’s the lowest mark I could give you.

Two guys walk into a bar. The first says he’ll have some H2O. The second says he’ll have some H2O2. He died.

Teacher: We will have only half a day of school this morning.
Class: Hooray!
Teacher: We will have the other half this afternoon.

A teacher asked her first-grade class to bring their birth certificates to class. When the time came to give them to her, David stood up and said politely, “Teacher, I forgot my excuse for being born.

Art teacher: Mimi, I told the class to draw a horse and a cart, but you have only drawn a horse!
Mimi: Yes, sir, the horse will draw the cart!

Teacher: Fred, the story you handed in, “Our Dog,” is exactly like your brother’s.
Fred: Of course. It’s the same dog.

Quotes About Teaching

Good teaching is more a giving of the right questions than a giving of the right answers.
Josef Albers

Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.

If you don’t have a teacher, you can’t have a disciple.
Dallas Willard

Wherever you find something extraordinary, you’ll find the fingerprints of a great teacher.
Arne Duncan

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
Joyce Meyer

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Mark Van Doren

It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.
Michael Morpurgo

A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.
John Henrik Clarke

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
Brad Henry

A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
Charles Kuralt

What the teacher is is more important than what he teaches.
Karl Menninger

A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
Solomon Ortiz

Captions For Instagram

Get your cray on!

Teaching is my superpower!

Coffee = Teacher Fuel.

The dog ate my lesson plan.

Thank you for being the best teacher a student could ever hope for.

My favorite teacher of all time.

Prepare to get schooled.

You can’t scare me… I teach 3rd graders.

Teaching is my cardio.

I’ll be there for you…

Become a teacher for the money and fame!

Teacher Captions

To teach is to learn twice over.

Super teacher by day and super exhausted by night.

You are an excellent educator and a reliable guardian. Happy Teachers Day!

You are an amazing teacher, and you only deserve the best.

A teacher with the truest, kindest heart.

Thank you for inspiring me never to stop learning.

You have amazed and inspired me daily, and for that, I am thankful to you.

Happy Teacher’s Day to you! You have been an amazing role model for me.

Happy Teacher’s Day! Thank you for making your lessons interesting!

I feel very grateful and fortunate to say that I have been a student of yours!





By Michael O’Halloran

About Michael O'Halloran

Michael O’Halloran founded Greeting Card Poet in 2014 and has worked as its publisher and editor ever since. He has co-authored four books on kids’ trivia and four on coaching. Previously, Michael was the president of Magnetic Poetry. He has invented and brought over 75 new gift and toy products to market, most of which deal with wordplay. Mike is married and a father of four daughters.


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