teacher appreciation week

After four years of teaching, I have had time to reflect on my entry into the education profession. More importantly, these four years have taught me so much about myself and the educational landscape of our nation.
The trajectory of my life was forever changed by Eileen Daniel Riddle and James Gilchrist, two high school theater arts teachers who worked at my pre-busing, segregated suburban high school in the early 1970s.
We are not "silent heroes," and we don't identify as victims of a difficult lifestyle made grimmer by the last decade and
Schools reopened after two days of teacher protests, but the beleaguered district is still set to run out of cash.
I am a sixty-five-year-old college professor standing in front of a class of seniors when my lecture suddenly veers wildly off course and I find myself talking about Irene McKee, my fifth-grade teacher. Here's what I tell them.
While we were busy taking trips to the beach and planning evening BBQ's, the new school year was sneaking up on us, and it's almost here! Before you or your child gets a panic attack though, take a breath and check out some ways you can prepare your family for going back to school.
Now, I'm saluting Frances Myers, the teacher that made the difference for me, in the hopes that her granddaughters, my daughter and anyone who's a student, will appreciate all that the best of our teachers do for us.
The PSA, called #TEACHNow, has been playing in nearly 400 theaters as part of Participant Media's TEACH Campaign, which aims
Marcos Saldivar contributed to this article. Here are some of the responses we got: A majority of Americans think teachers
"I think the most important thing you can do is make [the classroom] a safe space ... work on building trust immediately
While I'm certainly proud of the person my son is and even more proud of the person he is on his way to becoming, my husband and I can't take all of the credit.
I hope all students everywhere, and most especially my sons, are gifted with phenomenal teachers like you, who will always be remembered as one who believed. What noble work you do, teachers. Thank you.
I'm so proud of all the great teachers that have helped Baltimore and the nation endure through this difficult time. And, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I again say thank you. Urban Teacher Center teachers are invaluable, and we applaud their continued efforts.
As I was cleaning out my guest bedroom, I came across two sets of glossy photos. Both are of me, taken at chest height and against a standard blue background. They're a little worse for wear - one has a circular dent in it - and both have accumulated a considerable amount of dust.