We love that Teacher Appreciation Day has been expanded to a whole week. We *especially* love that folks on Twitter have expanded it to include all educators — even college instructors and professors.
Some of the tweets we saw were so next-level that we had to collect them. Take a look at our faves from the #TeacherAppreciationWeek hashtag.
Here are our favorite tweets about college educators at their best.
When they were more like mentors than just instructors.
This lady never ceases to amaze me. I met Dr. Hill over 20 years ago while working my 1st job. I was a college student & set on becoming a sports broadcaster. Dr. Hill encouraged me to become a #teacher. I switched my major & never looked back. #mentor #TeacherAppreciationWeek pic.twitter.com/XaXZCrsaq6
— Pam Montana (@pammontana1) May 8, 2018
When they reminded us to embrace our identities — full stop.
My fav professor was the first person who told me to be proud of my Asian accent (I was very quiet and was timid during participation). He said I should be proud that I speak/write second language so well that I was able to attend college here. (1/2)
— Ailada A. (@AnAsiaticVamp) May 7, 2018
Sometimes their best lessons went beyond the classroom…
— Montana State Bobcats (@MSUBobcats) May 7, 2018
… or within ourselves.
Neither of my most important college profs are on here. But M. Jacqui Alexander taught me to consider the politics of what I know & I’ve never been the same. Jerma Jackson showed me what it is to work hard, eschew praise, & pursue quiet excellence. #TeacherAppreciationWeek
— Ursula Wolfe-Rocca (@LadyOfSardines) May 8, 2018
Who doesn’t have at least one book on their shelf from their fave prof?
I love this quote from Harry Wong’s “The First Days of School.” This book was recommended by one of my college professors (@WCU_CESW) and it’s full of knowledge. Happy #TeacherAppreciationWeek to all educators!! 📝📚🖍 pic.twitter.com/tgCM9KLsGh
— Ms. Kimber (@MTL_SV_KLynch) May 7, 2018
Or a binder of saved notes from a truly inspirational course lesson?
— tHe ReVoLuTiOn wILL bE TweetEd OuT📣 (@miraculous1) May 7, 2018
Our instructors taught us critical thinking, which is needed now more than ever.
AND each of my communication professors in college that taught me to not take everything I read at face value — especially in the news. Also, to not put myself into echo chambers online because we ALWAYS need various perspectives from our own 👊 #TeacherAppreciationWeek
— sydney van hulle (@sydthekid_19) May 8, 2018
As well as living life with a sense of humor.
One of my favorite teachers in college, who was also my student advisor. Pulled me aside close to graduation and basically said, "What do you want to do with your life?"
He didn't judge me when I replied, "I wanna rock."
(He did laugh though.)#TeacherAppreciationWeek
— Joanne Laroche (@smashedkeys) May 8, 2018
And lastly, of course, we were forever changed by their next-level pun skills:
(We see what you did there, @ThePixelPegasus.)