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  • October 18, 2021 3 min read

    This year Australians will celebrate World Teachers' Day on the 29th of October. The purpose of this special day is to honour and salute the hard work teachers do to educate, inspire and empower their students.

    Here at Sister & Soul, we think teachers are a special breed and deserve to be acknowledged for the invaluable work they do. We say, let's go ‘all out’ for our teachers this year. 

    Here are 5 ways you can celebrate your teacher on World Teachers' Day.

    1. Buy your teacher a gift

    Cute gift wrapping
    Photo by Kate Macate

    Some time has passed since we participated in the tradition of giving teachers an apple, however, the thought of gifting teachers, surprising them with a gorgeous present is still popular and necessary. Some like to buy coffee mugs stuffed with chocolate nuts and cello wrapped with a bow. Others gift ‘worlds best teacher’ merchandise. The sediment is there, however, why not buy something your teacher will actually love to wear. We have a few suggestions. 

    These tiny apples shaped stainless steel stud earrings presented on a beautiful foil feature card are a good place to start. Available in 4 metallic colours gold, rose gold, silver & black we think they are a nice way to make your teacher feel appreciated. 

    Also, this beaded word charm bracelet with ‘teach’ ‘love’ ‘inspire’ word charm will not only remind her of why she turns up to the classroom everyday, but what she has done personally for you by doing so.

    Additionally, our vast range of teachers gift bundles will surely make her feel spoiled. Brimming with value, each gift bundle comes with two or more special pieces designed especially for those who teach. 

    2. Write your teacher a card

    white card with a eco friendly envelope
    Photo by Kate Macate

    Cards are often underestimated. When the right words meet with the right heart, it can truly be a treasured experience. Nothing is nicer than writing your teacher a card that she will want to keep forever. 

    When writing a card try to stay clear of cliches, and pen personal experience. Why not tell her about a specific time you were inspired, or a task that really helped you. We love the idea of teachers all across the country receiving tens of cards from their students on one special day. However, writing your teacher a card is a low-cost way to encourage her multiple times a year. 

    These gorgeous card packs make it easy to encourage her every term, and then again at Christmas. Choose the kind that you feel is to her taste from a myriad of designs.

    3. Share how much your teacher have inspired you

    Boy paper crafting a love heart
    Photo by Anna Kolosyuk

    We know from personal experience that speaking to someone face to face, eye to eye creates meaning. When students or parents of students take the time to engage with their teacher in this way it can often have an impact that other efforts do not. 

    In certain parts of Australia, students will return to school on October 25th, 4 days before ‘World Teacher's Day.’ We think the timing couldn't be more perfect to share person to person the way you have been inspired by their dedication, work ethic and relentless commitment to helping others.

    4. Ask your teacher how you can help

    Student writing on the black board
    Photo by Nikhita S

    Although the habit of helping every day is one we try to instil into our lives and our children's lives, ‘World Teacher's Day’ is a great day to ask if you can help. Every teacher loves assistance, and whether you are the parent of a kindy kid or a mature aged student you have something to offer your teacher. 

    When she does so much for you, why not ask what you can do for her. She may answer by asking you to take on responsibilities or doing small tasks, but no matter her response, your thoughtfulness and consideration will not only be noted and gladly received.

    5. Post and tag your teacher

    Teacher standing at the classroom door

    The Australian World Teachers' Day website has some amazing resources to assist you in creating the most beautiful ‘shout out’ to your teacher. And don't forget to download the celebration kit.

    Alternatively, you can design your own appreciation post and use your social media platform to tell the world about who your teacher is and why they are great. Remember to tag your school and teacher so they can see what you post and feel all the love.