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