World Teachers’ Day — October 5, 2023

#TeachersCan is again marking World Teachers’ Day to honor teachers for being a guiding light for our students, our communities, and our state.

Texas teachers continue to adapt to a new normal. They remain relentlessly optimistic. They continue to persevere under difficult circumstances. They continue to prioritize students and families.

That’s why we honor them every year for World Teachers’ Day, and throughout the year.

Did you know?

The color blue holds special meaning for the #TeachersCan movement. In higher education, a light blue stole represents a degree in education. #TeachersCan pays tribute to the dedication of these scholars and educators by making light blue integral to campaign design elements.

Teachers need our support.

Here are a few ways you can step in and make a difference:

Download this flyer and share with friends and family to help spread the word!

Illuminate Your Building

On Wednesday, October 5th, we would like to see as many iconic buildings as possible illuminated in light blue as a way to show our appreciation for our teachers who continue to be that bright, guiding light for our students during this dim and challenging time. Contact us to add your building to the list.

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Display a Light Blue Ribbon

During the week of October 5, display a light blue ribbon outside your house or school to show your support of teachers. This is an easy way for you to say thanks to teachers in your community when they need our support the most. #TeachersCan branded ribbon is available for purchase here.

Blue ribbon tied around tree to spread awareness that teachers can

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Shine the Light on your favorite teacher

Enter your favorite teachers for the chance to be featured in future #TeachersCanTuesday social media spotlights. Submit your entries here.

Show your support on social media

Download and share our branded #TeachersCan graphics on your social media channels, and tag @TXTeachersCan in your posts


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#TeachersCan Downloads

Decorate and personalize #TeachersCan posters and put your teacher support on display.


Give the Gift of Teachers

Purchase #TeachersCan merchandise for your favorite educators via the online shop.


Get the mug with an extra dose of inspiration.

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Wear the cap that brings you closer to the cause.

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Make a statement, wear your impact.

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Water bottle with the phrase Those who can't deny a child's thirst for knowledge, teach.

Carry motivation everywhere you go.

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Journal with Teachers Can logo

Be ready for inspiration.

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