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Teacher Appreciation Week

3 Lessons I've Learned in My 4 Years as a Teacher

Elsie Owolo | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home
Elsie Owolo

After four years of teaching, I have had time to reflect on my entry into the education profession. More importantly, these four years have taught me so much about myself and the educational landscape of our nation.

Lost Arts

Michael Elliot | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Michael Elliot

The trajectory of my life was forever changed by Eileen Daniel Riddle and James Gilchrist, two high school theater arts teachers who worked at my pre-busing, segregated suburban high school in the early 1970s.

Why We Celebrate Military Spouse Day

Christi Ham | Posted 05.08.2016 | Home
Christi Ham

May 6 is Military Spouse Day. But in a time with "National Goof Off Day," and "Pig in a Blanket Day," it's easy to overlook the passing of this day wi...

How To Help Teachers Forced To Buy Supplies With Their Own Money

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home

Amid school budget cuts and slim resources nationwide, it's no secret many teachers are forced to pay out-of-pocket for classroom supplies. But this w...

Detroit School Crisis Goes Way Beyond A Couple Days Of Missed Class

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

After two days of protests and empty classrooms, Detroit public school teachers returned to work Wednesday with new assurances from administration off...

A Belated Apology to the Devil: An Update

Ted Gup | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Ted Gup

I am a sixty-five-year-old college professor standing in front of a class of seniors when my lecture suddenly veers wildly off course and I find myself talking about Irene McKee, my fifth-grade teacher. Here's what I tell them.

We Need To Teach Kids Empathy, Says National Teacher Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home

When Jahana Hayes got the phone call that she had been selected as the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, she was silent for a few moments. Then she a...

27 Ways to Get Ready for School This Weekend

Hometalk | Posted 08.10.2016 | Home

While we were busy taking trips to the beach and planning evening BBQ's, the new school year was sneaking up on us, and it's almost here! Before you or your child gets a panic attack though, take a breath and check out some ways you can prepare your family for going back to school.

Thank And Remember A Teacher

Deanna Lee | Posted 05.09.2016 | Home
Deanna Lee

Now, I'm saluting Frances Myers, the teacher that made the difference for me, in the hopes that her granddaughters, my daughter and anyone who's a student, will appreciate all that the best of our teachers do for us.

This Movie Theater PSA Is Inspiring Kids To Become Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home

A public service announcement encouraging young people to become teachers has been playing in hundreds of movie theaters around the country in recogni...

Students And Parents Are Celebrating Teachers This Week With These Cute, Clever Gestures

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.08.2015 | Home

A majority of Americans think teachers are underappreciated by society at large, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted last week. But this wee...

Rebecca Klein

Now Is The Time To Go Into Education 'If You Want To Make A Difference,' Says Teacher Of The Year | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.07.2015 | Home

The 2015 National Teacher of the Year said she thinks now is a great time to into education, even though she acknowledged many challenges educators to...

Thanking the Heroes of My Son's Childhood, His Teachers

Carissa K | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Carissa K

While I'm certainly proud of the person my son is and even more proud of the person he is on his way to becoming, my husband and I can't take all of the credit.

Dear Teachers: Thank You for What You Did

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Rachel Toalson

I hope all students everywhere, and most especially my sons, are gifted with phenomenal teachers like you, who will always be remembered as one who believed. What noble work you do, teachers. Thank you.

To Baltimore Teachers: Thank You

Jennifer Green | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Jennifer Green

I'm so proud of all the great teachers that have helped Baltimore and the nation endure through this difficult time. And, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I again say thank you. Urban Teacher Center teachers are invaluable, and we applaud their continued efforts.

Quitting the "Quitting the Field" Story: Saying Good-bye to the "Former Teacher" Title

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Abby Rosmarin

As I was cleaning out my guest bedroom, I came across two sets of glossy photos. Both are of me, taken at chest height and against a standard blue background. They're a little worse for wear - one has a circular dent in it - and both have accumulated a considerable amount of dust.

Providing a Powerful Way for People to Show Their Gratitude

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
MeiMei Fox

How do you show gratitude for the favorite people in your life? A Hallmark card is generic, but it can be challenging to come up with something more original. Saying "I love you" is great, but how often do we really share the reasons why someone matters so much to us?

What Do Teachers Really Want for Teacher Appreciation Week?

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Jennifer Wolfe

I walked into my classroom this morning a bit groggy and bleary-eyed from a terrific weekend -- a weekend not spent grading or lesson planning, but instead, spent with my daughter on a surprise early Mother's Day weekend visit.

9 Quotes From Students And Parents On Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.11.2015 | Home

One class led by one educator has the power to change the lives of students and families forever. In light of Teacher Appreciation Day, we are hon...

Keeping Great Teachers, With a Personal Touch

TNTP | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home

Rachael Brown is the Manager of Teacher Retention and Recognition at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). Last year, Rachael's team started sending personal emails to highly effective DCPS teachers in order to acknowledge them and encourage them to stay.

To Walker, With Love

Waliek Crandall | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
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.

Most Americans Think Public School Teachers Are Underappreciated And Underpaid

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Home

Most Americans agree that public school teachers should get paid more money and treated with more respect, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. ...

This 11 Year Old Child Will Never Again Say, "I Can't Read."

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 05.01.2016 | Home
Arlene Nisson Lassin

It is Teacher Appreciation Week from May 4 through May 8. I was a reading specialist a long time ago, but wrote about this miraculous experience shortly after it happened.

#Teaching Is...Complicated

Nancy Barile | Posted 06.30.2015 | Home
Nancy Barile

What is teaching to me? At this moment, #TeachingIs annoying, aggravating, frustrating, and exhausting. Today #TeachingIs Isabelle walking into my cla...

Tell Us About Your Favorite Teacher And We May Feature Your Story

HuffPost Editors | Posted 04.27.2015 | Home

At HuffPost Education, we know exceptional teachers are life-changers. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, from May 4 to May 8, HuffPost Educati...