Teacher Poems

Teacher poems of appreciation, gratitude, and admiration. Thank you teacher poems make teacher feel valued and respected, for an extra special Teacher Day.

Number One Teacher

(Name of teacher),
I'm happy that you're my teacher;
I enjoy each lesson you teach.
As my role model you inspire me
To dream and to work and to reach.

With your kindness you get my attention;
Every day you are planting a seed
Of curiosity and motivation
To know and to grow and succeed.

You help me fulfill my potential;
I'm thankful for all that you've done.
I admire you each day, and I just want to say,
As a teacher, you're number one!

By Joanna Fuchs

This short Teacher Day poem is full of admiration. It's a rhyming poem.

The Teacher Gets A+

I look forward to your class
When I come to school.
You're an awesome teacher;
I think you're very cool.

You're smart and fair and friendly;
You're helping all of us.
And if I got to grade you,
From me you'd get A+!

By Joanna Fuchs

To view ALL our poem pages, see our SITE MAP

There are lots of requests for thank you teacher poems, so here's a free verse teacher thank you poem.

I Want To Be Like You

Thank you, teacher,
for being my life's role model.
When I consider all you've taught me
and reflect on the kind of person you are,
I want to be like you—
smart, interesting and engaging,
positive, confident, yet unpretentious.
I want to be like you—
well-informed and easy to understand,
thinking with your heart as well as your head,
gently nudging us to do our best,
with sensitivity and insight.
I want to be like you—
giving your time, energy and talent
to ensure the brightest possible future
for each of us.
Thank you, teacher
For giving me a goal to shoot for:
I want to be like you!

By Joanna Fuchs


Before using our poems please see our
Terms of Use
for permission details.


Poems for teachers can compare teacher to a force of nature, as this thank you teacher poem does. This poem for teacher is one of my best Teacher Day poems. Looking for an inspirational teacher poem? This might be the one.

A Teacher for All Seasons

A teacher is like Spring,
Who nurtures new green sprouts,
Encourages and leads them,
Whenever they have doubts.

A teacher is like Summer,
Whose sunny temperament
Makes studying a pleasure,
Preventing discontent.

A teacher is like Fall,
With methods crisp and clear,
Lessons of bright colors
And a happy atmosphere.

A teacher is like Winter,
While it's snowing hard outside,
Keeping students comfortable,
As a warm and helpful guide.

Teacher, you do all these things,
With a pleasant attitude;
You're a teacher for all seasons,
And you have my gratitude!

By Joanna Fuchs

More Poems For Teachers From Students

There is a Sunday School teacher appreciation poem on the Christian poems page. There is a Christmas poem for a teacher on the Christmas poems page.

This short Teacher Day poem credits teacher with looking further than just the surface in this student.

I Have A Future

Thank you, Teacher,
For reaching deep in me
to find all I can be
before I can see it myself.
You never gave up on me.
I have a future
because of you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher poems can be rhyming poems or free verse, as this teacher appreciation poem is. This thank you teacher poem can be used by students or administrators. To make this Teacher Day poem usable by a principal or administrator, change it to say, "I'd show you the positive effect you have had on this school." This is an inspirational teacher poem.

If I Could Teach You, Teacher

If I could teach you, teacher,
I'd teach you how much more
you have accomplished
than you think you have.
I'd show you the seeds
you planted years ago
that are now coming into bloom.
I'd reveal to you the young minds
that have expanded under your care,
the hearts that are serving others
because they had you as a role model.
If I could teach you, teacher,
I'd show you the positive effect
you have had on me and my life.
Your homework is
to know your value to the world,
to acknowledge it, to believe it.
Thank you, teacher.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher Appreciation Poems

Looking for a thank you teacher poem? This sonnet is a teacher poem for older students and adults to give to their teachers or professors. Put this inspirational teacher poem on a classy looking card. It's a teacher appreciation poem certain to make an impact. It's one of my best poems for teachers.

Sonnet For An Unforgettable Teacher

(Teacher's name),
When I began your class I think I knew
The kind of challenges you'd make me face.
You gave me motivation to pursue
The best, and to reject the commonplace.

Your thinking really opened up my mind.
With wisdom, style and grace, you made me see,
That what I'd choose to seek, I'd surely find;
You shook me out of my complacency.

I thank you now for everything you've done;
What you have taught me I will not outgrow.
Your kind attention touched my mind and heart;
In many ways that you will never know.

I will remember you my whole life through;
I wish that all my teachers were like you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Poems for teacher from students often describe teacher's best attributes. This teacher appreciation poem says it all. Your teacher would love getting this teacher poem.

The Most Admired Teacher

(Name of teacher),
The most admired teacher
Would be caring, kind and smart.
She'd always have her students'
Best interests in her heart.

She'd help us love to learn.
Her lessons would be clear.
She'd motivate with praise,
And always be sincere.

She'd be upbeat and supportive,
And a great role model too.
She'd be the perfect teacher;
She'd be just like you!

By Joanna Fuchs

More Poems About Teachers

Poems about teachers are almost always complimentary. This Teacher Day poem expresses admiration and respect for teacher.

Good Guide

A smart and really good teacher
Should be a good guide, not a preacher.
She’d open each mind
Therein treasures to find;
Encouragement would be her best feature.

You have this good quality and more;
You inspire each brain to explore.
Our respect you are earning;
You’ve made us love learning,
As no teacher has before.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher appreciation poems are very popular. This poem for teacher, in free verse, is an inspirational teacher poem and a positive message for teacher.

I'll Remember You Always

Rarely does someone
get to influence a person's life
in a positive way
for a lifetime,
as a teacher can,
fostering optimism and confidence,
providing knowledge that leads to success,
and being a good role model,
as you have,
and you are,
and you will...
forever.
I'll remember you always.
Thank you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher Day Poems

Poems for teachers from students should make the teacher feel good. This Teacher Day poem in free verse is a message for teacher that lets the teacher know how special he or she is.

I Wouldn't Know...

If I hadn't had you as my teacher,
I wouldn't know
how much fun learning can be,
satisfying to the brain and heart,
filling me with essential knowledge
I can use all my life.
I wouldn't know
some teachers stand out from others
in their desire to maximize
students' potential
for educational fulfillment,
success and happiness.
If I hadn't had you as my teacher,
I just wouldn't know.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher poems can talk about different kinds of teachers. We've all had teachers we remember all our lives, the star teachers. This teacher appreciation poem is for that kind of teacher.  A poem for a teacher like this is really special.

Star Teacher

I always love your class;
Your teaching helps me see,
That to have a happy life,
Learning is the key.

You understand your students;
You're sensitive and smart.
You're a skillful teacher;
I knew it from the start.

I'm grateful for your wisdom
For the teacher that you are;
You're a very good person,
And as a teacher, you're a star!

By Joanna Fuchs

Poems for your teacher can be short but meaningful. Here's a short teacher appreciation poem, in free verse.

Light blue background with rainbow stripes and green hills with poem Rainbow Teacher.

Rainbow Teacher

A good teacher is a brilliant light
illuminating the prism of life,
revealing to students
a rainbow of possibilities.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher helps high school students at their desks.

Here's a poem about teachers that emphasizes how inspirational a good teacher can be in a student's life. It's a thank you teacher poem sure to make your teacher feel good.

Some Teachers

What we learn forms the filter
through which we view the world.
What we learn
determines how we live our lives.
Some teachers teach us the right things
and make them easy to understand.
Some teachers make learning fun,
a joy that enriches all we do.
Some teachers help lead us
toward success and happiness.
Some teachers are very important to us;
we will always remember them.
You are one of those teachers.
Thank you for being my teacher.
I really appreciate you!

By Joanna Fuchs

Thank You Teacher Poems

Black female teacher writing on whiteboard. Special teacher poem at side.

This short  thank you teacher poem sums up the lifetime value of a teacher.

Special Teacher

Special Teacher
What you taught me
in just a few minutes a day
will help me
for my lifetime.
Thank you.

By Joanna Fuchs

A message for teacher is often filled with gratitude, as this short thank you teacher poem is.

Important Teacher

When everything else was getting me down,
I'd come to school and lose my frown.
You'd teach me stuff I wanted to know;
With you, I learned; You helped me grow.

Important people are very few;
In my life, one of them is you.
Because of you, I got some smarts.
Thank you, Teacher, from my heart of hearts.

By Joanna Fuchs

Inspirational poems for teachers are in demand. This thank you teacher poem is perfect for Teacher Day. 

The Best Teachers

Teachers open up young minds,
showing them the wonders of the intellect
and the miracle
of being able to think for themselves.
A teacher exercises
the mental muscles of students,
stretching and strengthening,
so they can make challenging decisions,
find their way in the world,
and become independent.
The best teachers care enough
To gently push and prod students
to do their best
and fulfill their potential.
You are one of those.
Thank you.

By Joanna Fuchs

This favorite teacher poem is a teacher appreciation poem sure to please. Rhyming poems for your teacher, like this one, are especially popular.

Thank You, Teacher

Thank you, skillful teacher,
For teaching me to be
A stronger, smarter person,
Academically.

Thank you, favorite teacher
For acting like a friend,
And taking time to show me,
Lessons hard to comprehend.

Thank you for your caring
And lots of other stuff;
For all the things you gave me,
I can't thank you enough.

By Joanna Fuchs

Short Teacher Poems

Teacher Day poems often address the lasting impact a teacher has on a student's life, as this short teacher poem in free verse does.

Changed Forever

My Terrific Teacher,
When you fed me knowledge,
you changed forever
my view of life
and the world.
I will always remember you.

By Joanna Fuchs

This short teacher appreciation poem has a casual, breezy tone that may appeal to many.

You're So Fine

Teacher, teacher you’re so fine;
I’m so glad that you are mine.
I can’t wait to go to school.
You help me learn, and you're so cool.

When I graduate, I know
I'll remember you, wherever I go.

By Joanna Fuchs

Short poems for teachers can say a lot, like this inspirational teacher poem.

I Feel Good

Kind Teacher,
You conquered my fears
that I was dumb.
You focused on my smart strengths
and ignored the rest.
Because of you,
I feel good about me.

By Joanna Fuchs

This short teacher poem is perfect for a Teacher Day card.

My Teacher

My Teacher,
You taught me, inspired me
guided me, encouraged me
pushed me to do my best.
Thank you for caring about me.

By Joanna Fuchs

Short poems for teachers fit nicely in a card. Teacher Day poems should reveal your feelings. Let your teacher know all the ways he or she has enriched your life with these teacher poems.

A Privilege

You make my life better
both in and out of class.
Your lessons enrich my brain.
Your caring touches my heart.
You are an extraordinary person,
etched in my memory forever.

It is a privilege to know you.
Thank you, teacher, for being you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher Poem To Students

While students are looking for Teacher Day poems, perhaps teachers might like this rhyming poem as a teacher thank you poem to students at the end of the year.

Students Like You

With students like you, teaching is easy
I look forward to each day;
Your wondering minds keep me on my toes;
You make teaching more like play.

Students like you make teaching rewarding;
When I go home, I'm content;
You pay attention, you learn—giving me
A sense of accomplishment.

Thank you for being the way you are,
For making my job so much fun.
I'll remember how good you made me feel,
Even when my teaching is done.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher Retirement Poems

Teacher appreciation poems should include poems for teachers who are retiring. This teacher poem is a teacher retirement poem. You can use this teacher retirement poem with a card or gift.

Now That You're Retiring

Now that you're retiring
We can tell you how we feel;
Our heartfelt admiration
Is deeply felt and real.

You've been a great role model
For teachers and each kid;
You showed us how to be
In everything you did.

We'll miss your fine example;
We'll miss the things you gave;
Our pleasant memories of you
We'll recall and carefully save.

We wish for your retirement
The best of all your days;
May you discover sweet fulfillment
In new and rewarding ways.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher retirement poems are in great demand. This teacher appreciation poem should linger long in the mind of the retiree.

As You Retire

As you retire,
know that we will miss you.
Every day, we will feel a gap,
an empty space in our lives
that used to be filled
with the pleasure of seeing you.
As you retire,
look back on your major accomplishment:
the lives you touched, influenced,
and improved forever.
As you retire,
know how important you are to everyone,
a gem, a unique treasure
that we could never replace.
As you retire,
be fulfilled, be happy, be at peace;
you deserve it.

By Joanna Fuchs

Preschool Teacher Poems

teacher plays with preschoolers

Teacher poems can be for students of different ages. Just as I designed "Sonnet For An Unforgettable Teacher" for advanced high school or college level students as a poem for teacher, I also wrote preschool teacher poems. Here they are.

Special Teacher

Thank you special teacher
For helping me to know
The things I need to learn
To live my life and grow.

I feel good with you because
Your teaching makes me see,
If I work at it, I can do it.
Thanks for showing me!

By Joanna Fuchs

Poems for teachers that are written for young children are very popular. These Teacher Day poems and wishes can be used by kids on cards or with gifts.

Lessons Are Fun

I'm happy you're my teacher;
Thanks for all you do.
You make learning easy;
Your lessons are fun, too!

By Joanna Fuchs

Poems for teachers must include short poems from little kids. These short teacher poems from preschool and kindergarten kids will fit on a little card.

Mommy, Daddy and Teacher

Dear Teacher,
I love my mommy
and my daddy, too,
but the person
I think about most
is you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Here's another teacher poem for a younger child, a message for teacher. It's suitable for an end of the year poem for teacher or a goodbye poem for teacher.

We'll Remember You

Thank you teacher for helping us
To learn what we need to know
We'll all remember you
No matter where we go.

Thank you, teacher, for being
So nice and kind and good;
We like you so much, teacher,
We'd stay here if we could!

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher Prayer

Many thousands of people are typing teacher prayer into their search box, so I wrote a free verse teacher poem to be used as a teacher prayer or teacher appreciation saying. Here it is.

Teacher Prayer

Dear Lord, bless these teachers mightily
as they seek to teach, enrich and guide
your precious children.
Grant them abundant resources to do their job,
intelligence, wisdom, sensitivity, kindness,
and the material things that make it possible
to turn some of these tender green plants
into the strong, stable trees that will lead our nation,
to transform some of these buds into brilliant flowers
that will bring light, color and happiness
to all who encounter them,
and to give every one of them the tools
to be creative, and productive and to develop
their own kind of success in the world.
Lord, wrap Your loving arms around these teachers
who give so much of themselves to grow our youth
into creative, responsible adults.
We pray that You will immerse them
in your boundless, transcendent love.
We pray that You will strengthen and soothe them
when they have given so much of themselves
that they need Your extra attention, Your extra care.
We love, respect and admire these teachers, Lord
and we pray that you will watch over them always--
these special people who hold our children
and our future in their hands.
Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

Curious about the Christian religion? What is Christianity?
What is a Christian? What is Christian faith?
To see the answers and find out how to become a Christian,
check out this Web site.

There are more than 800 poems at this site!
Always remember to check out our SITE MAP
to access all of our greeting card poems.

Thanks for reading our teacher poems! These teacher appreciation poems are free for use on personal greeting cards, as teacher appreciation day messages, sayings, wishes and verses, provided that the author's name (Joanna Fuchs or Karl Fuchs) and our Web site address, www.poemsource.com, appear beneath the poem. (It can be small print; just so it's readable.) All other uses require permission. See our Terms of Use for details.


Write A Teacher Message To Tell the World
Why Your Teacher Is The Best!

Don't just think it; post your praise and give your teacher a card with a link to your page. Give examples of what your teacher has said, done and taught you that makes him or her extraordinary. Your teacher will love reading why you think he or she is special.

Please note: YOUR ORIGINAL WORK ONLY, posted only at Poemsource.com. Please DO NOT submit the work of someone else. Minimum 100 words; more is better, no limit. If your poem is too short, please add comments. Submissions are subject to approval and editing.

[ ? ]

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

Teacher Messages and Poems
From Other Visitors

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this site.

Teacher Appreciation Messages 
These teacher appreciation messages prove that students are very grateful to their teachers. Perhaps these words to describe a teacher, based on a metaphor …

Click here to write your own.

> Teacher Poems