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These 54 Teacher Appreciation Week Instagram Captions Will Show Your Gratitude

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It’s hard to find an adequate way to thank teachers for all the work they do every year, but especially this year. Fortunately, Teacher Appreciation Week runs from May 6 through May 10, and it’s the perfect time to show the educators in your life how much you value them. Whether you want to thank your child’s teacher or cheers to your friends and family who are educators, these Teacher Appreciation Week Instagram captions will help them feel special and valued.

On top of lesson planning and grading and all the usual responsibilities, teachers have become leaders, comforters, and believers for our children. And while like everyone, teachers have their off days, kids look up to their teachers and see them as heroes (my three-year-old nephew likes to walk around with an empty coffee mug speaking in a very calm voice pretending he is “Miss Hannah.”)

A card or a gift to show your appreciation is always lovely, but if you have a cute picture of your child with their favorite teacher, a Teachers Appreciation Week Instagram post is a wonderful way to honor them.

Sentimental Teacher Appreciation Week Instagram captions

  • I’ve seen amazing changes in my child this year thanks to you.
  • My child is so lucky to have you as their teacher.
  • “Teaching is the highest form of understanding.” — Aristotle
  • “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” — Albert Einstein
  • “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” — Mark Van Doren
  • “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” — Lily Tomlin
  • “Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.” — Sidney Hook
  • “If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.” — Guy Kawasaki
  • It is the best feeling to see your toddler pretend to be their teacher. Thank you!
  • “The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” — Dan Rather
  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
  • “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” — Kofi Annan
  • “Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn but I developed confidence.” — Michelle Obama
  • Teachers do more than teach; they guide. I’m so grateful for your guidance in my child’s life.
  • The impact of teaching goes beyond the classroom, and I’m so grateful for it.
  • To all the teachers who go above and beyond every single day, we thank you. #HappyTeacherAppreciationWeek
  • What would we have done without you this year?
  • Knowing how much my child is loved and cared for in your classroom means the world to me.
  • “Thank you” will never be enough.

Funny Teacher Appreciation Week Instagram captions

  • “If you want to know what society’s going to be like in 20 years, ask a kindergarten teacher.” — Clifford Stoll
  • Thank you to the only other person my child calls mom (accidentally).
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Congratulations, you made it to May.
  • Apologies to all the teachers making Mother’s Day projects on Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • There is no substitute for you (except for when you’re out sick).
  • It takes a big heart and an even bigger coffee to be a great teacher.
  • “I teach high school math. I sell a product to a market that doesn’t want it, but is forced by law to buy it.” — Dan Meyer
  • I get the most appreciation for teachers in summer because my kids are home.
  • If you can read this, go thank a teacher.
  • “Educators are the only people who lose sleep over other people’s kids.” — Nicholas A. Ferroni
  • Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to my kids’ teachers, who never once send me an email telling me to brush my kids’ hair.
  • My kids aren’t morning people, and yet they seem super smiley to see you every morning at 7:30. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
  • If it weren’t for teachers, IDK how I’d get all of my Love Island watching in. #Grateful
  • It’s like Mother’s Day, but for those who have 25 little children all day. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
  • You’re the apple of our eye.
  • Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to the one person who has a right to lose their patience with my kid and still doesn’t.
  • Hey, thanks for helping raise my kid!
  • You deserve more than a two-day weekend every five days.
  • Thanks for helping me learn fourth grade math this year, too.
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Teacher Appreciation Week Instagram captions to show your gratitude & support

  • "The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” — Alexandra K. Trenfor.
  • “The fact that you worry about being a good teacher, means that you already are one." — Jodi Picoult
  • "Our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we touch."— Judy Blume.
  • We already knew that teachers were superheroes but this year they showed it.
  • Thank you for all that you do.
  • You make a difference every day.
  • “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” — Malala Yousafzai
  • Teacher appreciation means teacher compensation.
  • To my child, you are the world. Thank you!
  • You taught my child to read and opened up a whole new world for them. Thank you.
  • The way you have loved and cared for my child this year means so much.
  • I am so grateful that my child had you for a teacher so that I could have you for a teacher, too.
  • Thank you for holding both of our hands this year. We’re so grateful! #HappyTeacherAppreciationWeek
  • You deserve more than you will ever know. Thank you for being the teacher you are.
  • You’ll be one of those teachers my child remembers forever.
  • Thank you for being my child’s teacher, but also their support, their rock, and their trust this year.

Whether you’re the funny or sentimental type on Instagram, these captions for Teacher Appreciation Day will show the world (er, your followers) how grateful you are for the educators in your life.

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