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Teacher Appreciation

Remembering My Teacher Cathy Collins: The Best 'Lesson Plan' Is Love

John O'Leary | Posted 08.18.2016 | Education
John O'Leary

I was a scared, medicated, little kid recovering from burns in a hospital bed. I had bandages over my entire body, was connected to various machines, and was being prepared to go home.

Thank You for Teaching

Fernando Reimers | Posted 05.09.2017 | Education
Fernando Reimers

Fifty years later, I still remember Madame Liliane and all the good things I learned with her. My love for learning, and for teaching, is deeply rooted in the memories of that year in kindergarten.

Why We Celebrate Military Spouse Day

Christi Ham | Posted 05.06.2017 | Impact
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...

Why Teachers Are So Important To Kids

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents

It's National Teacher Appreciation Day! To celebrate this important occasion, SheKnows Media gathered a group of kids from its Hatch program to talk a...

Thank a Teacher

Shauna Letellier | Posted 05.03.2017 | Parents
Shauna Letellier

After working for six years as an elementary substitute teacher, I know the reason we don't wear hats in school. We remove our hats to salute the superhero at the front of the room called Teacher.

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

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

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...

5 Easy Ways to Show Thanks This Teacher Appreciation Day

Lauran Code | Posted 04.22.2017 | Education
Lauran Code

Growing up, I never could have imagined how large of an impact my teachers would have on my life. It surprises me to this day just how much of what they taught me is still with me.

Pre-School Teachers Should Be Paid Much, Much, More

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

Preschool is important. But those tasked with educating the nation's littlest learners are not well-compensated for their efforts. A new report out f...

More Proof That American Teachers Are Underpaid And Deserve More Respect

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Here's one more indication that American teachers work really, really hard -- and don't make nearly enough. An analysis released Tuesday by the Organ...

Parent's Hilarious Teacher Appreciation Gift Gets Right To The Point

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents

Teachers are saints. They provide an invaluable service to parents as they guide and care for their students during some of the longest hours of the d...

A Letter to My Son's First Teacher

Anjali Joshi | Posted 09.13.2016 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

I assure you, this letter is not filled with requests. I will not ask you to love my child, to care for him, and treat him like your own. I will not ask you to understand his uniqueness and appreciate his strengths. I will not ask you to guide him, challenge him, or encourage his independence.

27 Ways to Get Ready for School This Weekend

Hometalk | Posted 08.10.2016 | HuffPost 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.

A Memo To States: This Is How You Create A Teacher Shortage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

It's back-to-school time in Kansas, and kids are starting to trickle back into school hallways. But when these students arrive at their classrooms, th...

Teachers May Be Staying In The Classroom Longer Than Expected, Says Study

ed | John Fensterwald | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. A recent federal study found that a much smaller percentage of beg...

For My Son's Teachers -- Thanks for the Sanity!

Emily Crocker Skyrm | Posted 06.11.2016 | Parents
Emily Crocker Skyrm

As the end of the year approaches, I try to keep focused on what is ahead and help my son to do the same. But when he tells me he's scared about next year and that he doesn't want to go... I can't say I blame him.

An End Of Year Deal for Teachers

Sonya Spillmann | Posted 06.05.2016 | Parents
Sonya Spillmann

Here in Virginia, we are in school for three more weeks. THREE. MORE. WEEKS. (Even though most of us parents were done about a week and a half ago, if not more.)

Surprising "Ms. Sunshine"

TNTP | Posted 06.04.2016 | Education

Last week, we made a big deal over four superb teachers. We rounded up reporters, mayors, school leaders, family members and many more to surprise them in their classrooms. I had the great honor of presenting the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice to one of those great teachers, Stephanie Sun.

Thank And Remember A Teacher

Deanna Lee | Posted 05.09.2016 | 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 05.08.2016 | 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 | 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 05.06.2016 | 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 | 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 05.05.2016 | 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 05.05.2016 | 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.