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Teacher Appreciation

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...

Excuses ‘R' Us Is Closed For Business

Anna McGrady | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Anna McGrady

Anyone who thinks that music classes are not as challenging as academic classes has never sat in one of her classes.

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.

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?

Teacher of My Heart

Laura Davis Smith | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Laura Davis Smith

I came from a very poor family, on public assistance, and family life was exceedingly dysfunctional. I started 4th grade a day late. I walked into a class full of children I did not know, but it did not matter -- school was my safe place. And Mrs. Harrison was my shelter.

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...

'The Moment Gratitude Changed My Perspective In The Classroom'

Owen Griffith | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Owen Griffith

I have experienced many moments of gratitude that have changed my life. Yet as I reflect on these moments, one stands out: a moment in the classroom that changed the way I look at my "problems."

To My Teachers, Thank You

McKenna Bulkley | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
McKenna Bulkley

It may sound cheesy, but I am who I am today because of awesome (and some not-so-awesome) teachers. My second-grade teacher taught me how to be excited about learning. My high school journalism teacher taught me more than I could ever write in a blog post.

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.

The Teacher Who Helped Me Like Science

Meredith Noland | Posted 05.05.2015 | Teen
Meredith Noland

Science has always been one of my weakest areas in school until this year. Mrs. Pettijohn changed that for me. Mrs. Pettijohn teaches in a way in which you hang on to her every word, or at least I do.

A Terribly Great Influence

Melissa Wyas | Posted 05.04.2015 | Teen
Melissa Wyas

My first day of Yearbook Production class, Mr. Matthew Schott told my class something that has stuck with me since: the beginning stages of anything you do will suck. Yes, he said that on the very first day.

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.

My Fifth-Grade Teacher

Barack Obama | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Barack Obama

I credit my education to Ms. Mabel Hefty just as much as I would any institution of higher learning. When I entered Ms. Hefty's fifth-grade class at Punahou School in the fall of 1971, I was just a kid with a funny name in a new school, feeling a little out of place, hoping to fit in like anyone else.

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...

Thank a Teacher Thursday: A Legacy of Passion for Teaching

Ann Reid | Posted 05.06.2015 | Education
Ann Reid

Jim Krupa is a professor of biology at the University of Kentucky (UK), member of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, and 2012 recipient of the National Association of Biology Teachers Evolution Education award.

Making a Difference!

Myra Demeter | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

LinkedIn is a professional network but I still thought it was unusual that he used my title. I was hesitant about accepting his invite because I was unsure it was genuine. I decided to write a short note back, asking him to remind me when and where I had him in my class.

An Honest Thank-You Letter to All Teachers

Lexi Herrick | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Lexi Herrick

Even on the difficult days, remember that you are never forgotten. Students who read this letter will think of you. They think of you all the time. We all will talk about the stories of teachers that we adored for decades. We will laugh, cry and appreciate. We carry what you taught us in our minds, and also in our hearts, for the rest of our lives.

Why We Need To Love Teachers

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

I always knew how great the responsibility of a teacher was, but it wasn't until I became a mother myself that I understood just how much it meant to have such an influence on another person's child.

Superheroes and Magic-Spreaders

Christine Organ | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Christine Organ

While we still have this one last day of summer left, I want to tell you a few secrets. Important secrets. Secrets that you can never, ever forget.

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...

Now Is the Time to Thank Your Teachers and Mentors

John T. Delaney | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
John T. Delaney

Commencements have come and gone and the class of 2014 has emerged into the working world. Many new graduates are reflecting on the professors (and th...