6 Great Ideas For Teacher Appreciation Week & Beyond

Whether it’s teacher appreciation week, the end of the semester, or there’s an upcoming retirement – it’s often a challenge thinking of a unique and meaningful way to thank a special teacher.

But don’t fret, we’ve got you covered with some great, tried and true, ideas.

1) Kudoboard Group eCard

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We of course recommend Kudoboard (no surprise, right?), an online replacement for the card that’s passed around and signed.

Whether you’re on the PTA and want to pass it around to fellow parents, or you’re a college student passing it around to your classmates – a Kudoboard is the perfect way to gather a large group to show some teacher appreciation.

Just take a look at a few Kudoboards that folks have made for teachers to get a sense for how special they can be:

2) Teaching Supplies & Resources

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“I have more than enough classroom supplies”
– no teacher (ever)

Teachers love their students, but boy oh boy…those kids can be ravenous when it comes to supplies!  Sure little Johnny…feel free to borrow the white out *again* to fix a mistake.

Help them out by getting them some of the much needed essentials, or provide them with funds to use at a site like Teachers Pay Teachers so they can purchase lesson materials from other teachers.  Double bonus – then you would be helping two teachers!

3) A Night On the Town

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Hard as it might have been to imagine when you were a little kid, teachers are people too! And they’d love to go out and relax a bit after a long week of work.  Help them out by treating to a night of fun this teacher appreciation week, perhaps even getting them a ticket to a popular show playing nearby.

4) Flowers

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Sometimes all a teacher needs to brighten their day is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Particularly if you live somewhere a bit cold and gray (*ahem* Chicago, we’re looking at you!), then a splash of color on their desk can make all the difference.

5) Treats

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NOM NOM NOM.  Enough Said.

6) Gift Card

From popular restaurants to nearby relaxation spas – a well thought out gift card is sure to make the teacher in your life feel appreciated on teacher appreciation week. Just don’t forget to write a nice note, as well, to say thanks directly!



ps – fun fact, one of the Kudoboard founders used to be a teacher. He actually came up with the idea for Kudoboard in the classroom.  Read more about it here.

Giving Kudos to a Colleague

Earlier this year, Alight used Kudoboard to give employees a platform to recognize other members of the company for their work.  Once such board was created for Shalini Arora.  Here are a few choice quotes from the board:

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support and encouragement throughout. It’s soothing to know that I have such compassionate people surrounding me and together we can achieve great results. Thank you.”

“Thank you for converting my mistakes into Lesson, pressure into Productivity and Skills into Strengths.

You really know how to bring out the best in me. You believed in me and supported me in becoming better person and helped me to do better in my work every day.”

See the full board here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/DRqJhjcR

Thanks for giving us permission to share your board, Shalini, and Kudos once again to you!

Celebrating Retirement with a  Group Card from Kudoboard

Kandee’s colleagues created here a lovely retirement Kudoboard a few months back. To highlight just one among many messages on the board:

Every once in a while you have the great honor of working with a special person who you feel like will always be there. Then it is mind blowing when the day comes it is announced she is RETIRING!!! Kandee, I have learned so much from you over the last 20 years and not just about the credit counseling industry, but how to be a person of integrity and class. Congratulations on this new phase of your life! It is well deserved and I hope it brings you nothing but love, happiness and peace. “

See the full board here:

https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/KUPD5WhP

Congrats again on your retirement from all of us at Kudoboard, and thanks for giving us permission to share your board (and all the koalas)!

Celebrating a 5 year Work Anniversary with Kudoboard

Sophie’s colleagues at Transperfect recently created her a Kudoboard to celebrate her 5 year anniversary with Transperfect. A few choice quotes from the board:

“It has been a great 5 years (of hard work and fun)! It feels like we have come such a long way 🙂 Thank you so much for being an amazing person to work with and I’m sure you’ll achieve many more things in the years to come. Congrats again on your anniversary!

“Congratulations Sophie on your 5 years at TPT!!! How about another triathlon to celebrate?! 😉 Hope you celebrate in style and have lots of fun.”

"Hey Sophie! Time flies and it is now almost 3 years since I was one of your trainees! Looking forward to your “2nd coming” in Hong Kong/Asia and wishing you all the best for another 5 years in TPT!”

See Sophie’s full board here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/lexWBPxl

From all us of at Kudoboard — thanks for letting us share your Kudoboard, Sophie, and congrats on 5 (plus) years at Transperfect!

Fan Appreciation with Kudoboard

The Micheal Ray Street Team recently gave fans a chance to show their love for country music artist Michael Ray, not once, but twice over the last couple months…

In November: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/ZlcjJJv4#view
And again in December: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/VEj3eHpq#view

It’s great to see fans showing their support, and very cool that Michael Ray responded…

Happy Holidays from Kudoboard, and thanks to the Michael Ray Street Team for allowing us to share their Kudoboard story!

Welcome to the Team with a Kudoboard

If you are in Recruiting, you likely spend a tremendous amount of time sourcing candidates, encouraging them to apply, and tracking them through their interview process.  Whether you still use basic google spreadsheets or more advanced recruiting software like TalentLyft, there’s a lot to cover.  

And the work isn’t done once an applicant signs on.  You still need to onboard them and make sure they got off to a great start.  

Fortunately, Kudoboard has you covered.  Nothing says welcome aboard like a bunch of dancing, clapping GIFs.  And that’s exactly what Joe D. received when he joined Curriculum Associates a few months back.

As People Ops Team member Ashlee stated, “Welcome to the big crazy family!”

View Joe’s full Kudoboard here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/18VhKCXD

Thanks for letting us share your Kudoboard, Joe.  And along with the Minions, BB-9, Kermit, Kevin Spacey, Peter Dinklage, Stephen Colbert, the cast of Friends, Groot, Jonah Hill and all your colleagues at CA – a (belated) congratulations to you on the new job!

Happy Birthday with Kudoboard (GIFs, GIFs, and More GIFs!)

Over the summer, Eddie T’s colleagues created him a Kudoboard to wish him a happy birthday.  

The theme of this board: GIFs GIFs and more GIFs!  From Captain America and Storm Troopers to Ace Ventura and Stewie from Family Guy – this board has it all.

View Eddie’s full board here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/904i689E

Thanks for letting us share your Kudoboard, Eddie, and a belated Happy Birthday from all of us on the Kudoboard team!

Happy 30th Birthday with Kudoboard Group eCard

This past summer, Denali Lander’s brother Kevin created her a Kudoboard to wish her a happy 30th birthday.  

With frequent cameos from Denali’s niece (Evelyn!) and pooch (Rocky!), videos from family and friends, and an abundance of Hamilton references – the Kudoboard was the perfect way for Denali to start her big day!    

View Denali’s full board here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/vam6dqvK

Thanks for letting us share your Kudoboard, Denali, and a Happy Belated Birthday from all of us on the Kudoboard team!

Birthday Wishes with Kudoboard Group Card

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This past summer, Carrie Davidson’s colleagues created her a Kudoboard to wish her a happy birthday.  And if a hilarious treadmill accident GIF on repeat doesn’t say Happy Birthday – then we don’t know what does! =)

View Carrie’s full board here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/Fzl1zW3U

Thanks for letting us share your Kudoboard, Carrie, and a belated Happy Birthday from all of us on the Kudoboard team!

Happy Birthday (and Get Well Soon) Kudoboard

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This past summer, Jeremy’s family and friends created him a Kudoboard to wish him a happy birthday and a speedy recovery.  

Jeremy received dozens of posts on his board and later stated, “A diverse group of people both tech savvy and not ended up contributing to my birthday themed Kudoboard, some with only messages and some with both messages and photos. I was appreciative of everyone’s contribution.”

View Jeremy’s full board here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/WSvfgdPA

Thanks for letting us share your Kudoboard, Jeremy, and a belated happy birthday from all of us on the Kudoboard team!