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Teacher Appreciation

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...

Which Celebrities Were Once Teachers? A Pop Quiz

Marlo Thomas | Posted 07.07.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

It's the one thing I tell people about myself that always seems to surprise them: that I was a teacher. I'd just graduated from the University of Southern California, and even though I knew I wanted to go into show business, I tried my hand at teaching for a while -- partly because my father wanted me to get a "real job," but mostly because I loved it.

Teacher Appreciation: Is One Week a Year Enough?

Amy Weisberg, M.Ed. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Amy Weisberg, M.Ed.

Teacher Appreciation Week is a week teachers look forward to and treasure but more frequent acts of appreciation and gratitude would be a welcome addition

The Random Act of Kindness That Reminded Me That People Do Appreciate What We Teachers Do

Sherri Grant Gould | Posted 05.05.2013 | Good News
Sherri Grant Gould

I told the story in the teachers' room the next morning, where my friends and colleagues listened with tears in their eyes and joy in their hearts. Those teachers, like me, walked a little taller that day.

DIY Sun Catchers

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 04.01.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kathy Carter Woods

t's snowy and cold outside and the kids are just this side of driving you crazy. My husband and I own and operate three young sons, so trust me when I tell you that I completely understand! These easy-to-make sun catchers will keep the little ones busy.

Our Kids Are All Right at School

Christina Loccke | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Christina Loccke

Our children are safe because when they are at school, they are someone else's kid, too. There is someone there who hasn't slept in three days because children were murdered on Friday. She or he is rearranging the classroom furniture, checking the locks and preparing to save your child.

Getting Creative to Celebrate Great Teaching

Teach Plus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

Teachers are down these days, and budgets are depleted. To keep current teachers and attract new ones, school districts across the country must get creative to show their teachers that they are valued and supported.

Teachers + Students + Poverty = Help Needed

James Rosenberg | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
James Rosenberg

Teachers do more than just teach. They nurture, mediate, console, praise, encourage and inspire. Teachers are educators, caregivers, friends, coaches,...

A New View on Summer Vacation

James Rosenberg | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
James Rosenberg

When I was a kid, summer vacation meant one thing to me: freedom. Freedom from tests, freedom from homework, freedom to sleep late and play outside. As an adult, I have a new perspective on summer vacation.

Teacher Appreciation -- More Than Just a Week?

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.10.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Teacher Appreciation Week soon will be over. Will America's teachers continue to be subjected to degradation and prevented from having a meaningful say in their profession? Or will their dedication and desire to help kids be respected?

Celebs Reveal Their Impactful Teachers, Add Your Own 'Thank You' Video!

Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

As the nation's educators are receiving thank-you notes and homemade goodies for Teacher Appreciation Week, a few prominent figures are taking to the ...

A Week to Celebrate Teachers

James Rosenberg | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education
James Rosenberg

If you're like me, there's at least one teacher who believed in you, who inspired you, who opened up a new world of learning and discovery. A teacher you'll never forget. Mine is Mr. Greco.

Thank You, Mr. Seigman

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

As we continue to cut public education in unimaginable ways, please remember the amazing teachers that shaped your lives. Let us help fight to enable teachers to continue to provide the highest possible instruction possible.

Who Says Our Mothers Don't Shape Our Lives and Values?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Jerry Lanson

Not that I always appreciated my mother's -- shall we say -- enthusiasm. But, as Mother's Day approaches, I look back at her life and influence with a smile and a touch of longing.

Open Letter to Teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 07.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Antonio Villaraigosa

On this Teacher Appreciation Day, I'd like thank you for your countless hours, your sweat and tears, and your relentless commitment to our children. And I'd also like to thank you in advance for inspiring the next generation of amazing teachers.

Why Divide Your Thanks, Mr. President?

Chris Lehmann | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Chris Lehmann

If declaring this week "National Charter School Week" was not a deliberate attempt to marginalize those of us who choose to teach in the public school system, then it was exceptionally poor timing.

How to Thank A Preschool Teacher

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

Thanks for allowing Maisy to proudly sing her "favorite" song, repeatedly (I expect "Set fire to the range" is a remark on my cooking ability) and for loving my children between 8:45 and 12:45.

Thoughts on Teacher Appreciation Week

Lori Ungemah | Posted 07.07.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Tell them they have made a difference in your kid's life, or your life, or both. Tell them how and why. Be specific. Just tell them. Because knowing that you made a difference in someone's life is, hands down, the best gift of all.

Ask the Teachers

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 07.07.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

Nothing is more important than preparing our children to compete and succeed in the global economy. That means we need to make teaching not only one of America's most important professions, but also one of America's most valued profession.

Teacher Appreciation for More Than a Day

Elena Aguilar | Posted 09.14.2011 | Education
Elena Aguilar

Teachers deserve such massive amounts of appreciation that to cram it into one day, or even a week, just feels dismissive.