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Teacher Appreciation

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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 03.06.2015 | 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...

A Thank You Letter To The People Who Have Taught Me Everything

Valerie Hsieh | Posted 08.05.2014 | Teen
Valerie Hsieh

Even though I certainly don't have the enthusiasm or stamina necessary for being a teacher, I do believe it's important to recognize those wonderful people who dedicate so much of their lives to improving the next generation(s).

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Good News
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Mr. Ray made me think critically about the future for the first time, and he did it by showing me what I could become.

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

What Mr. Ray presented to me was something mightier than any of my father's swings with the board or previous teachers' threats of suspension or detention. He made me think critically about the future for the first time, and he did it by showing me what I could become.

Teacher Appreciation All Year

TNTP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Education

By Shira Fishman, Guest Blogger This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. Shira Fishman teaches math at McKinley Technology High Scho...

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.

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?

Common Core Possibilities... From the Sidelines

Teach Plus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

Teach Plus celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with a series of op-eds from teachers around the nation. By Thomas Hakim This Teacher Appreciation...

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?

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...

Why Teachers Matter

George Lucas | Posted 07.06.2014 | Education
George Lucas

Digital technology can do so many amazing things for the learning process, but it can't be human.

THIS Is The Type Of Holiday Gift Every Teacher Wants

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.20.2013 | Good News

When math teacher Jennifer Davis looked in her school mailbox last week, she found the perfect holiday gift. Davis, who teaches at West Mesquite H...

Where Teachers Are The Most And Least Respected

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact

We may leave our children with them every day, but do we actually respect them? A new survey released Wednesday by the Varkey Gems Foundation -- a ...

Never, EVER Say These 9 Things To Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.26.2013 | Business

It hasn’t been an easy go for teachers lately. In major cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, thousands of teachers were laid off this past summer. ...

As It Turns Out, Most Parents Like Their Child's Teacher

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents

-- Parents across the United States have a lot of love for their children's teachers. So says a new survey of parents whose children completed kinder...

Thank A Teacher Today (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.30.2013 | Parents

With summer vacation around the corner, Alison Slater Tate found herself thinking about how grateful she is for the role her kids' teachers play in th...

LOOK: 8-Year-Old's Happy Message Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents

In the wake of this week's tragedy in Oklahoma, today's cute kid note is an especially poignant reminder of some of the most beautiful people and thin...