Selected entries will be posted on
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There are people in
our lives that make an
impact on us.
A lot of those just
happen to be teachers.
Here is a chance to say
Please tell us who you are.
Schools were closed, then opened, then closed and opened again. Kids were sent home to quarantine and Zoom classrooms became all the norm. Teachers did as best they could. Parents, caught off guard, put in that extra effort to support their children’s learning. Often it was an overwhelming experience. But parents and teachers came to see each other in a new light.

Now with schools open and teachers back in class, it's time to reflect on what we've all been through and how we've depended on each other. And now, on World Teachers Day, let's throw teachers a well-deserved 'thank you.'
"On behalf of Alberta's teachers, thank you, parents for all you have done over the last 18 months to help support learning to continue."
– Jason Schilling, ATA President

Read some of the Thank You comments so far.

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  • - 2021-10-06 17:28:28 -0600
    Teachers inspire and amaze me daily as they work in the uncertain times in a pandemic. Thanks for all you do for the students in Alberta!!
  • - 2021-10-06 17:07:45 -0600
    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela

    Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.

    Thank you to all of you who are still teaching.
  • - 2021-10-06 16:49:06 -0600
    Thank you to my Daughter in law Tammy for all her devotion to her Grade One Class.
  • - 2021-10-06 16:39:13 -0600
    You all are doing a great job teaching under the most stressful conditions and situations! Please know that there are many people who respect what you do and thank you so much for being there to do it!

  • - 2021-10-06 16:11:13 -0600
  • - 2021-10-06 16:00:41 -0600
    With much appreciation to all the teachers and principals who have contributed to our grandson’s time in public school systems here in Alberta. You are angels here on earth and our grandson has benefited so much because you have chosen to teach and lead. You are priceless!
  • - 2021-10-06 16:00:20 -0600
    Many thanks for all of the teachers who have had to deal with so much disdain from our elected official. You have all hung in there and offered our children the best education possible under the circumstances of the pandemic and the uncaring and lack of educational knowledge of the Minister of Education and our Premier.
    Thanks you for caring for our children and their welfare.
  • - 2021-10-06 15:55:51 -0600
    Thanks for all of your hard work during
  • - 2021-10-06 15:42:55 -0600
    If only everyone knew how hard you work, how much you care, and how great you are at teaching, they would stand up and give you a standing ovation. Just know that someone knows and someone sees!!
  • - 2021-10-06 15:21:07 -0600
    Thx for doing a great job considering the circumstances you are in. Great work.
  • - 2021-10-06 14:34:25 -0600
    Thanks Teacher,
    For all the values you put in me. I am the fruit of your dedication. I am proud of you and of me.
  • - 2021-10-06 14:32:39 -0600
    Thanks for all you do!
  • - 2021-10-06 13:49:53 -0600
    Bless you for looking out fir Alberta students, and fighting to ensure they get a quality education!
  • - 2021-10-06 13:20:03 -0600
    All of the teachers on the front lines in classrooms now are heroes! Your job prior to the pandemic was difficult and challenging. Now, the added stress of coping with the pandemic, keeping students safe and fighting for a rational, fair and educationally sound curriculum is absolutely crushing.

    Please know that your presence in your classrooms is saving kids and supporting families. Do what you can to teach your students while protecting their mental and physical health. Take care of yourselves, find ways to nurture your own spirits, love and enjoy your family and friends. Let all the other crap go and stay well! Better times will come!
  • - 2021-10-06 13:19:27 -0600
    I am a retired teacher and I am so proud of all the wonderful efforts you’ve made to keep education alive during Covid. Amazing work!
  • - 2021-10-06 12:48:55 -0600
    Keep up the good work everyone !
  • - 2021-10-06 12:41:39 -0600
    Every teaching day in such troubling times is a challenge. You are special, thanks to all of you.
  • - 2021-10-06 11:45:03 -0600
    Teachers remain the backbone of our society. From preschool to post secondary their roles are paramount to the success of students. My sincere thanks go out to all who enter this profession for the dedication they provide. The challenges of the past year have added extra stress. My thanks again for the way teachers have met these challenges and continued to support their students.
  • - 2021-10-06 11:33:34 -0600
    Knowing how challenging and stressful teaching can be under ‘normal’ circumstances, my deep appreciation, admiration and support go out to all of you in the classroom or virtual classroom. Make sure you take care of yourselves and reach out for help if you need it. You are a very valuable part of our society; your families, friends and the rest of society need you.
  • - 2021-10-06 11:27:52 -0600
    I am a Retired Teacher and have been teaching for 41 years..
  • - 2021-10-06 11:25:43 -0600
    You are heroes in my opinion!
    Thank you! Merci!
  • - 2021-10-06 11:25:08 -0600
    thank you All Teachers! for all you do. The future is in your hands, your skills to reach the young with all they will need for the challenges of the future.
  • - 2021-10-06 11:25:02 -0600
    I am a retired teacher who taught for 37yrs. in Alberta. I now live in BC but I continually am amazed at how the teachers, not only in Alberta but throughout the country, have worked so hard to educate our children. Our children are our future!
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to our teachers and support staff for all you do.
    Take care of yourselves. Much love from across the miles.
  • - 2021-10-06 11:06:46 -0600
    A huge thank you to all teachers. Whether in the classroom or out, you make incalculable impact of the lives of your students and those around you. Your vocation is often thankless and (very often) underappreciated.
    You help us learn from the past and shape our future.

    You may not hear it when you need it, you may not ever hear it from some at all, so:
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Thank you for fighting that uphill battle again and again, thank you for your unconventional ingenuity and lifetimes’ worth of patience. Thank you for all those late nights marking and planning lessons; thank you for those stressful field trips and missed lunch hours spent helping us work through a lesson problem.

    Thank you for chasing us down to make sure we had actually done our homework and understood the lesson when we tried to avoid you.
    Thank you for believing us when our cat did indeed eat our homework, and letting us get away with not finishing it when we needed the break.
    Thank you for being brave enough to run out into the middle of a large-scale water balloon fight to put a stop to it before we broke those large, expensive windows.
    Thank you for agreeing to take us on another field trip when we prematurely turned your hair grey on the last one because we kept wandering off to the different exhibits without telling you.
    Thank you for trusting us in the shop again after we started it on fire, and for letting us back into the kitchen when we (somehow) managed to get dough on the ceiling.

    Thank you for being your patient, eccentric (even weird), funny, boring, soft-spoken, outspoken, silent staring, strangely normal, unorthodox, bizarre, impatient, overly-patient, understanding (and not understanding), slightly obsessive, too short (or too tall), sleep deprived, incredible selves.

    Thank you, Teacher, for teaching.

    “Plus or minus, DANGER DANGER!” said a high school teacher once upon a time. We ALL remember that one. That single phrase is something I use every day (and not just at work!) and have been able to pass on to others. (It’s very effective.) Mrs. F, thank you for being your amazing eccentric self, even when you heard students calling you weird for it. You’ve helped a LOT of people with a single sentence, let alone a lifetime as an educator.
  • - 2021-10-06 10:41:30 -0600
    We are so grateful for the amazing teachers in this province who have continued to work, adjust and accommodate because they are passionate about offering an excellent education to this next generation.
    Thanks so much.
  • - 2021-10-06 10:06:44 -0600
    Thank you for your dedication to the children of Alberta under such difficult circumstances. With your support, the next generation of young people will succeed and thrive.
  • - 2021-10-06 10:03:30 -0600
    Without teachers – we would probably still be living in the ‘dark ages’.
    Thank you – current teachers.
  • - 2021-10-06 10:01:49 -0600
    To all teachers doing a difficult job, made more difficult by Covid 19, thanks for your dedication.
  • - 2021-10-06 09:45:48 -0600
    As a former principal, I got to see first hand how hard teachers work, how many sacrifices they made for their students. And now during the pandemic, I can only imagine how much more difficult their job is. So, I want to thank all teachers for their dedication, especially those who make the extra effort to work with kids beyond the classroom.
  • - 2021-10-06 09:44:49 -0600
    Thanks so much.