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Inspiring Teachers

To Walker, With Love

Waliek Crandall | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Waliek Crandall

Mr. Walker became my father away from home. He would give us weekly speeches telling us that we don't have to be products of our environments -- on welfare, using drugs or spending a life in prison. Mr. Walker always told us we could do anything and be anyone we wanted.

After His Parents' Deaths, High School Football Player Joins Coach's Family

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

Christian Osterhout lost his father to ALS when he was a freshman in high school -- a traumatic event that prompted his football coach, Chris Roberts,...

A Thank You To The Teacher Who Saw What No One Else Did

Kamrin Baker | Posted 12.23.2014 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

Teachers like this are the reason I wake up and go to school in the mornings. I'm counting down the days of high school now, and I still hold those elementary building blocks near and dear.

These 11 Education Leaders Had Their Lives Changed By Amazing Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact

Before they were educators, policymakers and trailblazers, they had teachers who inspired them to be all that they could be. For National Teacher A...

What's Going on in Mr. Aronin's Class?

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Good News
Te-Erika Patterson

My son, who believes books are boring and prefers learning from Youtube videos over reading instructions, has actually been reading and discussing the books and thought provoking themes you have introduced to him.

Awesome Teacher Donates Kidney To Sick Student

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

A Colorado physical education teacher went far beyond her role as an instructor and became an organ donor for a very sick high school student. Las...

6 Educators Who Inspired Us This Year

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact

Every day of every year, amazing educators and school employees are doing their part to make sure our nation’s students succeed –- and 2013 was no...

Where Are You Sitting?

Amanda Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

Coach Burns' attention meant a lot to me, but he was generous with that attention and shared it with all the kids in that school, regardless of who they were, where they came from or where they were going. His affection for everyone was contagious.

What Is What If...?

Matt Murrie | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

If questions are asked, but no one is there to hear them, are they still really being asked? What if the power of a question, and the individual askin...

Classroom Heroes: D.C. Performer Teaches With Song And Dance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Paige Hernandez has found a profession for herself mixing two crafts, teaching and performing arts. She is a teaching artist, an actress and dancer wh...

Linda Mishkin: They broke the Mold When They Made You

Jason Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jason Silva

There are educators and then there are classroom heroes: those beacons of inspiration that transform lives, stir souls and help minds flourish. Linda Mishkin is one of these individuals.

Soprano Joyce DiDonato On The Teacher That Influenced Her

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Below, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who received the Artist of the Year prize at this year's Grammophon awards, recalls a number of mentors-- includi...

The 15 Best #MyFavoriteTeacher Tweets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

On Monday, Arianna Huffington and HuffPost Education asked Twitter users to share their stories of amazing American teachers. Below are 15 of the mos...

15 Most Inspiring Teachers In Movies | Sarah Ebner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sarah Ebner at the Guardian has taken it upon herself to compile a list of the 15 most inspiring teachers in film. Because we're too lazy and because ...