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Ever heard the phrase "Those who can't do, teach"? At the Bowery Poetry Club, slam poet Taylor Mali begs to differ and delivers a powerful, 3-minute response on behalf of educators everywhere.

Story tags: Art, English/Language Arts, Teaching
Story added: Wed, 09/08/2021 - 20:36

Read 29 stories of people who went to extraordinary lengths to keep students from falling through the cracks.

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Thu, 09/02/2021 - 21:32

We all know the power of a good teacher. They can affect your entire academic career, uplift your spirit, and even change the trajectory of your life. Here are 17 great teacher stories.

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Thu, 08/26/2021 - 19:34

Two teachers are on a mission to help their students see the importance of self-love.

In a video that recently went viral, fourth-graders at an Atlanta elementary school shout positive affirmations to themselves in a mirror — "I am smart!" "I am a good person!" — while their teachers cheer them on in the background.

Story tags: Elementary school, Teaching
Story added: Thu, 08/26/2021 - 19:28

In this Reporter's Notebook, "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson thanks an inspirational teacher.

"Neal Tonken taught me 10th grade English. He died three years ago. He's why I became a writer. He encouraged short sentences."

Story tags: English/Language Arts, Teaching
Story added: Mon, 08/09/2021 - 18:12

From her first day of fourth grade, Oprah knew Mrs. Duncan was one of the best teachers ever. Watch their emotional reunion.

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Fri, 07/30/2021 - 19:51

Victor Rios had dropped out of high school. But one teacher helped him turn his life around. Today, he's a sociologist who studies youth and the factors that nurture their potential.

Victor Rios is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Rios is the author of five books, including Punished: Policing The Lives Of Black And Latino Boys, and Human Targets: Schools, Police, And The Criminalization Of Latino Youth. He is…

Story tags: Racism/Black Lives Matter, Diversity and Equity, Teaching
Story added: Thu, 07/22/2021 - 20:19

In 1994, Long Beach was a racially divided community filled with drugs, gang warfare, and homicides, and the tensions on the streets had carried into the school halls. When idealistic first-year teacher Erin Gruwell walked into Room 203 at Wilson High School, her students had already been labeled “unteachable.” But Gruwell believed in something more.

Story tags: Diversity and Equity, Teaching
Story added: Thu, 07/22/2021 - 19:33

Today these celebrities are household names, but we may never have heard of them if it weren’t for the encouragement they received early on from their teachers.

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Thu, 07/22/2021 - 00:10

Maya Angelou’s story is an inspiring example of the important role that teachers play in their students’ lives. And it is also a reminder of how much children can accomplish when they receive encouragement along the way.

As Angelou once said, “At our best, we are all teachers.”

Story tags: English/Language Arts, Teaching
Story added: Thu, 07/22/2021 - 00:40