Penguin Random House and the National Council of Teacher of English (NCTE) have partnered to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 9 – May 12) and share our gratitude for educators everywhere. For every book purchased on PRH.com and Readbrightly.com this week, PRH will donate $1 (up to $5K) to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt began the effort to create Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teachers Day when she urged Congress in 1953 of the need for a day recognizing teachers, according to School Specialty. National Teacher Day was initially celebrated on March 7, but in 1984 was moved to May. At that time the National Parent Teacher Association began calling the entire first week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week.
We believe teachers play a critical role in driving the success of children’s education and lives and deserve appreciation all year long.