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Teacher Appreciation Month

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Teacher Appreciation Month

May is Teacher Appreciation Month

May 8-12, 2023 is specifically designated as National Teacher Appreciation Week

Recognizing Michigan's hardworking and dedicated educators, including celebrating the work of classroom teachers during the entire month of May, is an important piece of the Michigan Department of Education's (MDE) strategic initiative. In appreciation of all Michigan teachers, each May, MDE has a few opportunities for all to show their gratitude to those teachers who have positively impacted the lives of their students.

Submit a teacher appreciation video

MDE would like to invite students and community members to help highlight our state's incredible teachers and show their gratitude to those teachers who have positively impacted them through a digital video submission to recognize and thank a specific teacher for his/her impact.

Teacher appreciation videos may be submitted using the online form at Creation of a Google account may be required for video submission. For questions, please e-mail Please do not e-mail videos.

Submitted videos will be posted on this webpage and the MDE YouTube channel. Follow the MDE’s Office of Educator Excellence (@MIeducator) Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages throughout the month of May using the tag #MITeachAppreesh.

Teacher Appreciation Video Flyer

Envíe un video de agradecimiento al maestro

MDE invita a los estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad a mostrar su gratitud a los increíbles maestros de nuestro estado que los han impactado positivamente. Animamos a los estudiantes que hagan y envíen un video digital para reconocer y agradecer a un maestro específico por su impacto.

Los videos de apreciación de los maestros se pueden enviar utilizando el formulario en línea en Es posible que se requiera la creación de una cuenta de Google para enviar videos. Si tiene preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico a Por favor, no envíe videos por correo electrónico.

Los videos enviados se publicarán en esta página web y en el canal de YouTube de MDE. Las páginas de Facebook, Twitter e Instagram de la Oficina de Excelencia de Educadores (OEE) del MDE (@MIeducator) durante todo el mes de mayo usando la etiqueta #MITeachAppreesh.

Volante para el video de agradecimiento al maestro

Proud Michigan Educator Shout-Outs

In addition to submitting a video showing appreciation for Michigan’s teachers, the MDE encourages Michigan’s districts to include shout-outs to their teachers during the month of May 2023 on their approved social media platforms. These shout-outs can be in any format: photos, videos, and text with hashtags or links are all welcome. When uploading a special shout-out, please tag @MIEducation and @MIEducator, including the hashtags #MIteachAppreesh and #PME where possible. Let’s boost the signal!


Get social with your Teacher Appreciation Month celebration!

Like and share the posts from our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages.

Use #MIteachAppreesh and #PME while posting to your own social media acknowledging the outstanding teachers in your school, district and/or ISD.

Tag @MIEducation and @MIeducator in your posts so we can like and share them!