Teacher Appreciation

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Teaching Profession We Asked Teachers How They Want to Be Appreciated. Here's What They Said
All they need is respect, independence, a break, and a heartfelt word of thanks after a difficult year.
Dalia Faheid, May 4, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion It's Teacher Appreciation Week. Flowers? Mugs? We're Looking for Something More
This year, teachers were hailed as heroes then denounced as obstructionists, say seven State Teachers of the Year. Here’s what they need.
Owen Bondono, Alisa Cooper de Uribe, Amanda Hargreaves, Kimberly Hee Stock, Justin Johnson, Susan Rosato & Jennifer Wolfe, April 30, 2021
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Teaching Profession Stories to Make You Smile: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Surprises Retiring Teacher
Sharing moments of levity and hope from the education world amid the mass disruption of schooling and life from the coronavirus.
Madeline Will, May 8, 2020
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Teaching Profession Teacher Appreciation Week Wrap-Up: See How Educators Are Innovating During COVID-19
Three incredible stories of teachers who have come up with creative ways to mark milestones and connect with students.
Sarah Schwartz, May 7, 2020
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Teaching Profession Chance the Rapper's New Awards Show Honors Teachers During School Shutdowns
This Teacher Appreciation Week, the Grammy award-winning musician will honor 10 teachers and give out $300,000 in partnership with Box Tops for Education.
Sarah Schwartz, May 7, 2020
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Curriculum Teacher Appreciation Week: Stories of Dedication and Creativity
In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, here are three of the many examples of teachers finding creative, fun, and generous ways to teach while their students are stuck at home.
Catherine Gewertz, May 5, 2020
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Teaching Profession It's Teacher Appreciation Week. See How 3 Educators Are Helping Students During COVID-19
These teachers are doing whatever they can to help their students during COVID-19, including donating money to needy families, caring for a baby, and visiting a student to cheer her up.
Madeline Will, May 3, 2020
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School & District Management In Unprecedented Times, These Principals Are Going All Out on Teacher Appreciation
Teacher Appreciation Week this year falls at a time when nearly all teachers in the country are working remotely. But principals are going all out to show teachers that they recognize and appreciate their efforts amid the coronavirus school closures.
Denisa R. Superville, April 30, 2020
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Curriculum How Top Teachers Make Student Voice a High Priority
The winners of the 2019-2020 Milken Educator Awards reflect on how they invite students' questions about the world and encourage them to share their perspectives.
Sarah Schwartz, March 11, 2020
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School & District Management Teachers to Principals: Here Are the Best Ways to Show Appreciation
We asked teachers to share how they most want their principals to show appreciation for the work they do.
October 15, 2019
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Teaching Profession Jonathan Van Ness' Former Teacher Gets a 'Queer Eye' Makeover: 'It Was Surreal'
In the new season of Netflix's Queer Eye, the Fab Five paid a visit to Kathleen Dooley, a long-time music director in Van Ness' hometown.
Madeline Will, July 24, 2019
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Teaching Profession During Teacher Appreciation Week, Strike Organizers Reflect on Meaning of Thanks
For educators who have staged strikes and walkouts over the past year and a half, calls to simply thank teachers can feel frustratingly inadequate, they say.
Sarah Schwartz, May 8, 2019
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Teaching Profession Kenyan Science Teacher Wins $1 Million International Education Prize
Peter Tabichi, who has led his students in a remote, rural area of Kenya to win national recognition in science, is the fifth educator to win the annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize.
Sarah Schwartz, March 25, 2019
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Teaching Profession This U.S. Music Teacher Is a Finalist for a $1 Million Global Teaching Prize
Melissa Salguero, an elementary school music teacher in New York City, is the only U.S. teacher among the 10 finalists announced today.
Sarah Schwartz, February 20, 2019
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