Other Stories

From The New York Times:

This story demonstrates that there are many ways to make a difference, but none more powerful than becoming a classroom teacher. This story and many others we publish at Teacher Stories illustrate why that's true.

"I’d like to draw a moral here about teachers, and how young children take what their teachers have to offer…

Story tags: Elementary school, Middle school, English/Language Arts, Teaching
Story added: Tue, 02/16/2021 - 20:14

From: The Los Angeles Times

It was hard for Keith to open up to his teachers about his weight, his loneliness, or his living situation. But once he did, Los Angeles school officials stepped up and tapped into the artistic gifts of this once-homeless teen. Now he's headed to art school.

Story tags: Pandemic, High school, Higher education, Art
Story added: Tue, 05/26/2020 - 13:30

From: The New York Times

For more than 50 years, Cornelia Vertenstein, 92, has taught piano lessons from her home in Denver. Every week, through all those years, a parade of children came to her door, books in hand.

The coronavirus has put an end to those visits. But Ms.Vertenstein would not let it put an end to the lessons. And she certainly would not let it cancel…

Story tags: Pandemic, Music
Story added: Mon, 05/18/2020 - 23:43

From StoryCorps:

"People often come to StoryCorps with those who have made an impact on their lives. In this piece, we hear from a cabaret performer and his elementary school music teacher.

Russ King grew up outside of Minneapolis in the 1970s. He sat down with his music teacher,  Paige Macklin, 50 years later, to tell her about a choice she made, and how it changed his life."

Story tags: Elementary school, Music
Story added: Fri, 01/10/2020 - 20:02

With the support of teachers, Michael Atkins becomes the principal of Stedman Elementary School in Denver, Colorado.  He served as a custodian in the same district several years before. 

Story tags: Elementary school
Story added: Thu, 06/27/2019 - 22:09

Inspiring teacher stories about Les Brown, Emily Blunt, Maya Angelou, and Bill Gates.

Story tags: Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Story added: Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:12

Teachers seldom hear from their former students. This student returned to say "thank you."

Story tags: High school, Science
Story added: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 21:17

Students reunite with the teachers who changed their lives.  

Story tags: Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Story added: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 20:59

In 2010, the New York Times asked students to describe the best teacher they every had and why. Here are their answers. 

Story tags: Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Story added: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:42

This story appears on former Senator Al Franken's Facebook page.  It's about his favorite teacher, Mrs. Molin, who taught fourth grade. 

Story tags: Elementary school
Story added: Sat, 05/11/2019 - 18:40