A Month to Honor Educators
Each May, we recognize the vital contributions of California teachers, school nurses and education support professionals. CTA’s 2023 Day of the Teacher theme is “California Educators: Planting seeds, inspiring students and future educators.” The theme recognizes educators’ extraordinary work with students in schools across the state and their vital role in growing and mentoring the next generation of educators.
CTA’s 2023 Day of the Teacher Poster
Show your appreciation for educators by downloading and sharing the poster with your other educators, students, and community!
Hear from the Artist and Download More Materials
Watch this short video of artist Favianna Rodriguez explaining her inspiration behind the poster.
For Teachers to Use With Students
See samples of Favianna’s work, as well as instructions on how to make a social justice poster. Included is a link to her poster-making video as well as a PDF of separate art elements you can download and print out for students to use. Click here !
Black and White Poster
CTA Celebrates Several Special Days in May
- May 10, 2023: Day of the Teacher
- May 10, 2023: National School Nurse Day
- May 16, 2023: CTA ESP Day
Demonstrate Your Support
Let us know who inspired you to become an educator by submitting a photo!
A Few More Ways to Demonstrate Support
Show your appreciation for the work educators do to teach, nurture and inspire our students, and to keep our schools safe and healthy.
- Post the poster in your classroom or school hallway!
- Have students make and deliver cards to their school educators.
- Consider food, gift cards and other items to make the days special.
- Use hashtags in school and chapter social media messages of gratitude: #DayoftheTeacher, #SchoolNurseDay and #ESPDay.