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Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank And Remember A Teacher

Deanna Lee | Posted 05.11.2015 | Education
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 | Impact

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 | Good News

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

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 05.06.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | Education
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 05.13.2015 | Education
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 05.06.2015 | Education
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 05.05.2015 | Small Business
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 05.05.2015 | Education
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 | Good News

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 05.05.2015 | Education
TNTP

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 05.05.2015 | 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.

Most Americans Think Public School Teachers Are Underappreciated And Underpaid

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

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 05.01.2015 | Good News
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 | Education
Nancy Barile

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

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

HuffPost Editors | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education

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

Students From 41 Years Surprise Beloved Teacher With The Perfect Party

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty

Ms. Nancy Flexer clearly touched many lives during her 41 years teaching at Cole Elementary School in Tennessee. Earlier this month, staff at the s...

One Thank You, Two Generations of Teachers

Leonor Dones | Posted 07.13.2014 | Education
Leonor Dones

I know that he will not become a millionaire teaching, and I worry about how hard he works, but knowing that he's sharing pieces of himself with the kids who need him is priceless to me.

9 Reasons Parents Are Thankful For Teachers

The Huffington Post | Cayla Rasi | Posted 05.09.2014 | Parents

There are about 3.3 million full-time public school teachers in the U.S. And while the percentage of kids graduating from high school is the highest i...

My Wish List for Teachers

Jen Hatmaker | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Jen Hatmaker

I wish I could skip into your classrooms and make it rain cash money, travel vouchers, solid gold trophies, and confetti made out of the STAAR test you just endured.

Why Teachers Deserve Our Praise Every Day

Otha Thornton | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Otha Thornton

So this week, I salute Mr. Ed Thiel for his impact and exceptional example in the teaching profession along with the countless other teachers around the world who have made it their mission to educate our children.

Is Teacher 'Appreciation' Enough?

Jason Endacott | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Jason Endacott

What do we mean by "appreciation" when we talk about our nation's teachers? How do we appreciate those who give so much of themselves while constantly hearing the fabricated refrain of public school failure?

5 Reasons Teachers Are Overpaid

The Second City Network | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
The Second City Network

I am shocked -- SHOCKED! -- to hear people advocating for higher salaries for American educators. Financial success and teachers go together like polar bears and ice: they desperately need it, and it's not like they're running out.

Thank Teachers Who Make Education Equity A Reality

Nancy Barile | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Nancy Barile

How are my students supposed to compete academically with kids who attend museums, plays, and ballets, and don't need to work to support their families?