An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

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I’m giving my child to you. Please return him in the same or better condition in which you receive him.

What My First-Grade Son Taught Me About Art

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After seeing his son’s excitement about Degas, Picasso, and Warhol—CJ Kaplan realizes that teaching is an art form.

Holding on to Holden’s Dream

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At the end of another school year, let us acknowledge the nobility of educators. Teachers are our catchers in the rye.

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

Josh Misner was desperately in need to a male role model when he entered the sixth grade and, fortunately, that’s exactly where he found the teacher who would change his life.

My Name is David Heller, Class of 2018, The College of New Jersey, and I Want to Tell You, “Nothing Is Impossible”

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I want other people to know that young men with Down Syndrome are just like other guys. We have the same kind of hopes and dreams.

Five Twitter Chats That Will Make You a Better Educator

Twitter Chats to Make You a Better Educator

Edmund Adjapong shares how educators can use Twitter chats as a free resource to learn and grow in their professional development.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Wants Everyone to Love Learning

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This past Sunday marked the premier of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a show that hopes to spark a new generation of explorers with a hunger for knowledge.

Will Teaching Require Hazard Pay? One Teacher’s Confession.

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The fear of school shootings has forced one teacher to quit the profession she loves most.

Mark Twain, the Depth

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Professor Bobkoff is not returning to campus this fall, but his daughter will never forget what he taught her.

55 Years in School: And So It Stands

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Can you miss a building almost as much as the people within? Perhaps.

Smile and Nod

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Sometimes it just makes life easier.

55 Years in School: One Million Five Hundred Thousand

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A Holocaust exhibit in The Hall of Tolerance is one way Carl Bosch’s school is changing the world one student at a time.

“What Teachers Make” by Slam Poet and Education Advocate Taylor Mali

What Do You Make?

Taylor Mali answers back.

100 Words: Others’ Needs

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You know my mom was in a very bad accident recently and they don’t know whether she’ll return home, yesterday they arrested my dad…

Every Day Is Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Pat Brothwell shares some tragically funny comments from his students.

My Son Loved His First Year of Preschool. The Second? Not So Much.

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Aly Windsor wonders when to be the ‘fixer’ and when to leave that to her son.