I come from a line of educators. Elementary teachers, professors, university deans… you name it. I didn’t think it would, but eventually the teaching gene surfaced in me as well. My career life has been mostly spent in the classroom working with wonderful students. I have put A LOT of time, energy, stress, LOVE, and, yes, money into making sure my students are properly taught and prepared for their future. I know how much it means to a teacher when parents and children acknowledge the work educators do for their students. It doesn’t require much, if any, money to show your appreciation for teachers. A little extra thought DOES go a long way though. Think outside of traditional candy and food ideas (We work with children. There’s plenty of that around already!). Here are 12 DIY gifts teachers will actually want.