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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Appreciation - Tip #8: Organize a Flash Mob

Get tips and ideas every day in May for Teacher Appreciation Month on how you can thank your favorite teachers -- and support them throughout the year!
Credit: Illustration by Walter C. Baumann

Tip #8: Organize a Flash Mob

Put a smile on a teacher's face by surprising them with a flash mob. What's a flash mob? It's a group of people that come together suddenly to perform a random, unusual act -- freezing in place, dancing, singing, or anything abnormal for its setting!

If you haven't had the good fortune to see a flash mob in-person, there are plenty of great videos online. Check out High School Teacher Flash Mob to see a great example of faculty surprising their students. Gotta Keep Reading and Frozen in Grand Central might provide inspiration as well.

"Every Day in May"

Every day in May we'll be offering up a new way to appreciate teachers.

Do you want to share a recommendation for how best to show your gratitude to an educator? Post a comment with your tip below -- we'll feature the most popular ones (that is, comments with the most likes) on Edutopia.org and in our newsletter.

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