Our Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway (Now Closed)
Imagine if we celebrated our teachers the way that we do our celebrities, athletes, and business leaders. It’s fitting that Teacher Appreciation Week this year falls during the middle of a busy political season, numerous NBA playoff series, and right after a ridiculously over-hyped boxing spectacle. Let’s be honest, our teachers deserve far more media attention than any of these public figures that end up clogging the airwaves of our TVs and Facebook feeds.
At Joshua Expeditions, teachers are at the center of what we do. Teachers are the ones who fearlessly join their students on Joshua Expeditions tours around the world. It is by their example that students learn that “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof”. We believe that student travel can change the world, but we also recognize that this can never happen without the leadership from our partnering teachers.
As a small token of our respect and appreciation, we are giving away 12 $25 Starbucks Gift Cards at the end of Teacher Appreciation Week.
This year, we will be giving away 10 of the gift cards to teachers, and 2 of the gift cards to non-teachers. We want to celebrate the incredible lessons that teachers have taught us, the ways that they have impacted our lives, and the educational and spiritual impact they have had on us.
To enter, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and answer one of two questions:
- FOR TEACHERS: What is the biggest lesson you have learned from teaching?
- FOR NON-TEACHERS: What is the biggest lesson you have learned from one of your teachers?
The Responses That We Received Were Amazing
If you are in need of some serious inspiration, wisdom, or reassurance that teachers are the best, then check out our collection of entries, here. We loved hearing from teachers about what they have learned in their career. There were a few over-arching themes to the answers we received. Many teachers expressed the need to love each child individually, and expressed their belief that every student has the capability of being a “diamond in the rough”. We were also glad to see that many teachers expressed that their faith in God is strengthened by teaching, and seeing students mature in their faith.
“Let’s be honest…every week should be Teacher Apprecation Week! #teacherappreciationweek”
Winners of the Giveaway
Look for an email from Joshua Expeditions with details on your $25 Starbucks Card!
- Laurie Beard
- Alicia Porter
- Amberly Robertson
- Tyler Amidon
- Scott Towns
- Donna Barrios
- Dave Crawford
- Marcela Keefe
- Debra Clark
- Rob McDonald
- Heather Campbell
- Mika Edwards
We were so moved by all of the entries to this contest. The responses were heartfelt, poetic, and full of wisdom. Since we believe that ALL teachers deserve to be honored, we are actually going to award every single person who entered this Giveaway a $10 Starbucks Card. YES. Every. Single. Person. It’s the least that we can do to honor the teachers that we have the privilege of working with throughout the year. From everyone at Joshua Expeditions…thank you for all that you do!
Some of our Favorite Entries:
Diamonds in the Rough
A Word Fitly Spoken
The Owner of an Ice Cream Store
We Are All Broken and Need Grace