Thank a Teacher Week

TLTC Thank a Teacher Week Logo 2017

 

Join us in saying thank you to the teachers that make the difference. Timed to coincide with national Teacher Appreciation Week, we invite everyone to reflect on their most influential teachers, express their appreciation, and collectively recognize the excellence in teaching that exemplifies the University of Maryland.

Send a Thank-a-Gram

It just takes a moment to say thank you, but it means a lot to hear it.  Find a Thank-a-Gram postcard station to send a handwritten note or send a virtual card starting May 1.

Prizes for Teachers, Students, & Alumni

By sending a Thank-a-Gram, you and the teacher you thank are automatically entered to win a range of prize packages donated by our campus partners and community sponsors.  Students can also enter our Selfie Sweepstakes with the hashtag #TeachTerps

Campus-Wide Events

Some highlights (with more to come): 

MON
5/8
Free Ice Cream - 12pm-2pm - The Dairy (Stamp)
Come sample “My Favorite Assign-Mint” a tasty blend of mint ice cream, crushed Andes Mints, brownie dough, and a fudge swirl made especially in honor of Thank a Teacher Week. *While supplies last
TUE
5/9
Ice Cream Bus
Keep your eye out for the Ice Cream Bus, which will be driving around campus and handing out free treats, courtesy of DOTS.
WED
5/10
Grad Student Ice Cream Party - 12pm to 3pm. - Grad Student Life Lounge (Stamp)
All grad students are welcome to come enjoy some free ice cream as we celebrate those who serve as instructors and teaching assistants. *While supplies last
THU
5/11
Free Movie Night - 7:30pm - The Hoff Theater (Stamp)
Come watch a classic - Dead Poets Society - and win a free iPad, other tech prizes, or some free ice cream.  Sponsored by Pepsi and co-hosted by SEE.
FRI
5/12
Awards Reception - 3pm - Colony Ballroom (Stamp)
The Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference will conclude with a reception to celebrate everyone who has won a teaching award this year.  Thank you for your dedication to teaching excellence!
  Teacher's Night - 6:30pm - Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium
UMD Baseball vs. Northwestern
Show your campus ID to get into the gate free. $4 tickets (60% off) available for teacher’s guests - purchase online using the code MVP17 up until game time.

It's Good for You!

Sure, saying "thank you" can make someone else feel great, but did you know that it's also good for you?  Researchers have found that expressing gratitude improves your mood, reduces stress, and even reduces the chances of getting sick (Sheldon & Lyubomirsky, 2006; Emmons & Stern, 2013).  Sounds like a Thank-a-Gram is just what the doctor ordered.

 

Please email tltc@umd.edu with any questions or ideas of how you can help us say thank you.