Gifting season for student teachers, mentor teachers, and students!

Updated: Oct 7

Well, it's that time of year when we start to scour the internet for gifts for teachers, student teachers, and students! You might be wondering what should I get my cooperating teacher for helping me all semester? Or what can I get my students, I have like no money!


No worries edumagicains, I got ya covered with a few ideas for gifts for your mentor teacher, student teacher, and of course, our students!

I thought I would spend some time sharing some gift ideas for your favorite educator. Spoiler alert there is some overlap in gift ideas but I think you will get some good ideas from this list!

Gifts for mentor teacher

In addition to the gift that you purchased for your cooperating teacher include a heart-felt written thank you note. You might also want to write a thank you letter or note to these helpful individuals during your student teaching journey

  • Principal

  • College supervisor

  • Other teachers who helped you in the school or district (think other grade level teacher, special ed teacher, or the edtech coach!)

Here is a list of a few gift ideas for your cooperating teacher:

Gifts for student teacher (new grad)

I love getting my student teacher a copy of the Wizard of Oz for graduation with a note that reads, "You have the brains, courage, and heart to be an educator of excellence." Are you a professor or mentor teacher and you want to get something for your student teacher or field student? Here are a few suggestions: