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Teacher Appreciation Discounts and Special Events

Teacher Appreciation Discounts and Special Events

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Lots of great deals for educators for Teacher Appreciation Week floating around the web. If you see any (or are offering any), please post them here.

(Deals must be for educators, and they must be connected with Teacher Appreciation Week. Thanks for your cooperation!)

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Betty Ray
Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia
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This one just came across my desk. I haven't validated any of these but a phone call or web search should do the trick.

National Teacher Appreciation Day 2013 Freebies, Deals and Discounts

Not only is May 7th National Teacher Appreciation Day 2013, but May 6-10 is National Teacher Appreciation Week, which means you can take advantage of great deals through Friday.
Here is a short list of national teacher appreciation deals you can enjoy:

Chick-Fil-A: Get a free chicken sandwich on May 7th at participating Chick-Fil-A locations. All educators, teachers, faculty and staff with a valid school/teacher ID are welcome. This is one of the best teacher appreciation freebies out there! Call ahead to ensure your local restaurant is participating.

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Bring your school ID to any Chipotle on May 7th from 4 p.m. to close and get a buy one/get one free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos.

McDonald's (Arizona and Baltimore): McDonald's restaurants in Arizona are offering free extra value meals from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 7th to teachers who show a pay stub or school ID. Greater Baltimore area educators and school staff can receive one complimentary small McCafe beverage between May 6 and 10 with a valid school ID card.

New York and Company: All nurses and teachers can receive a 30-percent discount in stores through May 8, 2013. Customers must show valid ID (business card, badge, pay stub, etc.).

Keep in mind that teacher appreciation discounts are available throughout the year from businesses like Microsoft, Apple, Office Depot, Staples, Barnes and Noble and more. So don't limit your rewards only to this week of recognition.

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Porter Palmer @DENprincess
Special Education teacher turned DEN Princess

To celebrate and thank teachers for the impact they make on our country's youth in conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week, Discovery Education is hosting a special virtual event beginning at 7 p.m. ET this evening featuring Sir Ken Robinson, one of the world's elite thinkers on creativity and innovation in education and business. Robinson, whose famous TED talks have been viewed by an estimated 250 million people in more than 150 countries, will speak to educators on digital learning and creativity.

In addition to the conversation with Robinson, Discovery Education is thanking teachers throughout the month of May by delivering impactful and relevant instructional materials through a free 60-day trial of its digital textbook series, or Techbook, and the Discovery Education STEM Camp, a series of standards-aligned STEM curricula available at no cost to support after-school or summer learning.

The conversation with Sir Ken Robinson is a unique opportunity to hear from an internationally recognized leader in education. To participate in the event, visit HTTP://SIRKENLIVESTREAM.EVENTBRITE.COM/. For more information about the ways Discovery Education is thanking teachers in May, visit http://www.discoveryeducation.com//teacherweek/2013/index.cfm

If you are a STAR Discovery Educator, be sure to log in to Discovery Education for special gifts of thanks this week. Information is posted to http://DENblogs.com

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Branchfire is running a social media campaign for Teacher Appreciation Week that encourages people to nominate a "Teacher Hero" via Twitter or Facebook. By doing so they submit that teacher for a chance to win cool prizes - from gift baskets and iPad apps to an iPad for both the teacher and the nominator.

Branchfire makes the iAnnotate app, which thousands of students and teachers use to read up and share documents on an iPad. So to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, iAnnotate is 50% off the normal price, in honor of educators everywhere.

Details on how to nominate a "Teacher Hero" are available at: http://www.branchfire.com/promo/teacherhero/

Thank you!

M_Higgs's picture

It's a little late in the month, but not too late to take advantage of this opportunity!

I've always been a big fan of Zaner-Bloser, so I thought it was really great of them to offer this for Teacher Appreciate Month

"Zaner-Bloser is excited to recognize teachers all month long for helping students learn lessons every day that mold their future lives.
To express our gratitude for the hard work that you do, we are offering teachers our entire collection of writing graphic organizers--for free!...."

http://www.zaner-bloser.com/teacher-appreciation-month

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