Posts filed under: Inspiring Teachers

And the Oscar goes to…

Every year I watch the Oscars from start to finish – and oh, what a finish it was! I’m a big movie fan and truth be told, I actually like the “thank you” speeches. To me, there’s something moving in...
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

In her reflection in Teaching with Heart, Rachel Willis writes how teachers are “powerful beyond measure.” We couldn’t agree more.  Thank you for all you do!   Teachers Are Powerful Beyond Measure — Rachel Willis In many professions, when you...
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Congratulations to Janaha Hayes!

Janaha Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year! Her inspiring story tells of the power of teachers in her life and how she, in turn, gives the same kind of attention, care and inspiration to her students. Here’s an excerpt...
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NPR’s series: 50 Great Teachers

Tonight while cooking, I heard a few minutes of a NPR story on Stephen Ritz, a science teacher in the Bronx, who decided to “grow 100 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables a week — in the classroom.” The story...
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What do teachers do?

Lily Eskelsen Garcia riffs on “What do teachers do?” In 1 minute & 34 seconds, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of NEA, recounts what teachers do — which, of course, is way beyond teaching reading, writing and arithmetic! Brilliant. https://www.facebook.com/thisisinsider/videos/1502768973363829/?fref=nf...
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