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Teacher Appreciation Week

One Thank You, Two Generations of Teachers

Leonor Dones | Posted 05.13.2014 | 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?

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...

It's Teacher Appreciation Week: Here's a Girl Who Appreciates Them Every Day

Laurie Levy | Posted 07.05.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

When she received her class photo this fall, there were pictures of every teacher in the school on the back. You would think she had won the lottery. She excitedly pointed out every one of them, first name and last. She has memorized their first names from reading the name tags they wear.

Joy Resmovits

The Death Of A School District?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

The deathwatch over a tiny school district in Michigan continues as its schools remain closed. Despite teachers' offers to work for free for at lea...

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Appreciation Day Surprise: We're Shutting Down Your School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

The teachers agreed to work for free, but apparently that wasn't enough -- so school's out. That's the latest in Buena Vista, Mich., a school dist...

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.

Joy Resmovits

Worst Teacher Appreciation Week Ever?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

A small school district in Michigan has run out of money to pay its teachers. But the school year isn't over until June 23. The Buena Vista Educati...

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

What I Learned From A Master Teacher

Jack Levison | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Jack Levison

My teacher started with a puzzle -- and had us. We were hooked. Sure, in the days ahead we'd stumble over declensions and squirm over prepositions. We'd lose it altogether over participles during the dark days of January. But we knew why we were there.

Bake Your Teachers a Thank You! A Blueprint for Teacher Appreciation Week

Katie Workman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Katie Workman

We all know how hard our teachers work, right? When people say that being a parent is the toughest job in the world, I think they may not have given teaching a hard and close enough look. Let's show these teachers some love!

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 ...

WATCH: A Message From Your Kids' Teachers

Posted 05.09.2012 | Comedy

Teachers seem to get a lot of flack every election year, and that's on top of what they have to deal with day in and day out from kids and parents. ...

Teachers' Lounge: The Bluff City Philosopher

Teach Plus | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Teachers need to wake up and realize every decision is a political decision. If teachers are not engaged, decisions will continue to be done to them rather than with them.

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.

Teacher Appreciation Week: A Celebration of Caring

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

There is not a magic bullet for education that can be imposed from the outside. Caring teachers, led by caring principals, have been and continue to be the solution.

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.

Teachers' Lounge: The Online Pioneer

Teach Plus | Posted 07.07.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we interviewed six of the many inspiring teachers we know. Today, meet Darren Burris, a middle school instructional coach and high school math teacher from Boston.

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.