Write a Get-well Message to a Teacher Suffering from Illness or Injury — Letter-Writing Tutorial


A get-well letter to a teacher should carry a feeling of warmth. It should also offer some genuine encouragement and help. Keep your letter brief and sincere.


1. Express your concern.


  • Eric just told me of your recent accident and hospitalization. All of your students will miss you greatly.
  • We just received a letter from Principal Doe notifying us of your recent illness and temporary absence from school. We are so sorry to hear of your misfortune.
  • Eric reports that although Principal Doe made arrangements for a qualified substitute during your absence, the children miss you already.
  • I was so sorry to hear of your accident. All of the children are going to miss their favorite teacher!
  • Mary was distraught when she arrived home from school today. When I asked her what the matter was, she explained that Mrs. Doe had gone away and now she would not be able to finish learning how to read.
  • On behalf of all of your students in fifth period English, I am asking you to get well and hurry back ASAP!


  • are all deeply concerned about
  • are sorely missed
  • during your absence
  • hope you get well soon
  • hurry back ASAP
  • it's too bad that
  • just learned about your
  • on behalf of all the teachers
  • on behalf of all of your students
  • principal informed us that
  • sorry to hear about your
  • students are missing you
  • substitute is doing his best
  • such an unpleasant experience
  • temporary absence from school
  • the children miss you
  • was so sorry to hear about
  • were distressed to learn that
  • wish you a speedy recovery from
  • you are in our thoughts and prayers

2. Reassure the reader of his or her value to you both as a friend and as a teacher.


  • Although I trust that your students will settle down after adjusting to the substitute teacher, we will all be looking forward to your return.
  • As parents we have grown to depend upon you and the quality education you are providing for our children. Thank you for the excellent job you are doing.
  • It is difficult to replace, even for just a few days, someone as creative, talented, and caring as you.
  • I will be happy to volunteer some of my time in the classroom while you are recuperating and will speak to the principal about it tomorrow.
  • I am thrilled to see the change that has taken place in Mary this year. As a direct result of your patience, skill, and concern, Mary's confidence has increased and she is excited about learning, so please return soon.
  • Mrs. Doe doesn't stand a chance filling in for you. We are trying to be polite, as you requested, but let's face it, you are irreplaceable!


  • appreciate all your efforts
  • appreciate the excellent job you are doing
  • are quite irreplaceable
  • are concerned about you
  • are in our thoughts and prayers
  • children are coping well
  • creative, talented, and caring
  • difference you have made
  • for the excellent job you are doing
  • have grown to depend upon you
  • how much you do for
  • is excited about learning
  • look forward to
  • mean so much to all of us
  • miss your entertaining lectures
  • miss their favorite teacher
  • the quality education you provide
  • think the world of you
  • to having you back
  • to your return
  • want to thank you for
  • your patience, skill, and concern

3. Offer your support and best wishes.


  • If I can help you in some way, please don't hesitate to call on me.
  • Take advantage of this time to rest and recuperate; before you know it you will be back in the thick of things.
  • If I can help your replacement adjust to a classroom full of new faces, I will be happy to do so. I have called her to offer my help.
  • Take care and hurry back. Mary misses you already.
  • Mary and I would love to see you when you feel well enough to have visitors. Perhaps there is a good book we could bring along to keep you company after we leave?
  • We need you back in a hurry, so get well soon!


  • any way I can help
  • before you know it
  • concentrate on getting better
  • enjoy the peace and quiet
  • feel free to call on me
  • get well soon
  • hope you are already feeling better
  • in the meantime, take advantage of
  • look forward to
  • misses you already
  • please don't hesitate to call if
  • rest while you can
  • seeing your smiling face again
  • the kids want you back
  • things are in good hands
  • this time to rest and recuperate
  • whatever we can do to help
  • when you would like to have visitors
  • when you are feeling well enough
  • will be happy to
  • will do whatever we can
  • wish you all the best
  • would love to

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