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What To Say To Thank a Teacher

Thanking a teacher can come in many forms, from a simple verbal expression of gratitude to a thoughtful recorded message or written note.

What to say to thank a teacher

Finding the right words to thank a teacher can sometimes be challenging, especially if you want to make a lasting impression. That's why we've compiled a list of some of the best thank you messages for teachers, from heartfelt to funny — we've got you covered.

What To Say To Thank a Teacher

  • Your passion for teaching shines through. Thank you!

  • I appreciate your guidance and mentorship.

  • Your lessons have helped me succeed.

  • You make learning an adventure. Thank you!

  • You have a gift for teaching. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • I'm grateful for your positive influence on my life.

  • You inspire me to be my best self.

  • Your encouragement has helped me overcome challenges.

  • Your teachings inspire me every day.

  • Thank you for making learning so engaging and fun.

  • I'm grateful for your dedication to our education.

  • Your wisdom and guidance have been invaluable.

  • Your patience and encouragement mean the world to me.

  • Your passion for teaching is truly contagious.

  • Thank you for believing in me and pushing me to succeed.

  • You've helped shape me into who I am today.

  • Your kindness and compassion make you a fantastic teacher.

  • Thank you for going above and beyond to help me learn.

  • Your enthusiasm for teaching is infectious.

  • Thank you for always being there to support me.

  • Your lessons will stay with me for a lifetime.

  • Your dedication to our education is greatly appreciated.

  • Thank you for being a teacher who truly cares about your students.

  • I'm grateful for your unwavering belief in me.

  • Your creativity and innovation in teaching are inspiring.

  • Thank you for making a positive impact on my life.

  • You're an amazing teacher, and I'm lucky to have you.

Whether you're looking to thank a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week or at the end of the school year, this collection of thank-you messages will make any teacher feel appreciated.

Remember, the best way to thank a teacher is to be sincere and specific about how they have impacted your life. Whether through a recorded message, heartfelt note, or simply saying "thank you" in person, showing your appreciation can make a world of difference to a teacher who works tirelessly to support their students.

Now, let's get a little humor in the mix...

Funny Thank You Teacher Messages

If you have a good relationship with your teacher and think they'll appreciate a good laugh, a funny thank you message can be a great way to show appreciation.

Here are fun ways you can say to thank a teacher:
  • Thanks for making me feel like a genius, even when I didn't know what was happening.

  • Thanks for tolerating my endless questions and constant interruptions.

  • Thanks for helping me realize that I'm not as smart as I thought.

  • Thanks for helping me become a professional procrastinator.

  • You're the reason I know what I'm doing half the time.

  • Thanks for teaching me everything I need to know except how to pay attention.

  • Thanks for making me feel like a star student, even though I barely passed.

  • Thanks for teaching me all the important things in life, like how to take naps without getting caught.

  • Thanks for teaching me how to Google everything.

  • Thanks for always being there to listen to my rants about school, even though you were the reason for most of them.

  • You make learning so fun that I sometimes forget I'm actually supposed to be paying attention.

  • Thanks for teaching me everything I need to know about life, except how to deal with student loans.

  • Thanks for teaching me how to be a responsible adult, even though I'm still not quite sure what that means.


As a student or parent, expressing your appreciation for a teacher's hard work and dedication can make them feel valued and motivated.

We've taken a few of the thank you messages from above to compile a template example of a heartfelt message to thank a teacher:

Dear [Teacher's Name], I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for all you have done for me. You have been an incredible teacher, mentor, and role model, and I am so grateful for everything you have taught me. Your passion for [Subject] has been contagious, and I have learned so much from you over the course of this year. Your patience, guidance, and support have been invaluable in helping me grow and develop as a student and as a person. Thank you for always believing in me, even when I didn't believe in myself. Thank you for pushing me to be my best, even when I didn't think I was capable. Thank you for being there for me, both in the classroom and outside of it, and for making me feel like I was part of a community. I will never forget the impact that you have had on my life, and I will always be grateful for everything you have done for me. Thank you for being such an amazing teacher, and for inspiring me to pursue my dreams. With deepest gratitude, [Your Name]

You can personalize the above template by including specific examples of how the teacher has impacted your life and using your words to express your gratitude.


Friendly reminder: Teacher Appreciation Week 2024 is coming from May 6th to the 10th.

It takes a special person to be a teacher, so don't hesitate to express your appreciation and tell them what makes them so special. Here at VidDay, we can help you make a Thank You video for your teacher filled with gratitude.

Here's an example of a Teacher Appreciation video gift:

So go ahead, treat your teacher to something special. ♥


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