Teacher Recognition

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Bringing heart to the center of COVID

By Brisa Ayub July 14, 2020

Even the littlest acts of kindness can go a long way. When COVID started to shut down schools, educators did what they always do — they stepped it up to help their students and their community better cope with their new norm and they tried to bring some heart to the center of COVID. From… Read More

Teaching is a long, involving profession that is rewarding for those who wish to see pupils master new skills and knowledge. A teacher’s job isn’t finished after the last school bell rings for the day. To spotlight and applaud teachers for all the hard work they put into educating children, we ran a sweepstakes during… Read More

#SendAFriendACard: The Power of Praise

By Darri Stephens February 6, 2020

Let’s face it. Teachers get little recognition for what they do. It’s true — in the grand scheme of things, while teachers’ daily hard work and contributions may be appreciated, they are often unacknowledged except for once-yearly Teacher Appreciation Week. When I was younger, I used to say that I wanted to be a teacher… Read More

Inexpensive Holiday Gifts You Can Make for Coworkers

By The Editorial Team December 4, 2018

Time to spread some DIY holiday cheer for the special people who make your school truly amazing! Here are some great holiday gifts that you can make without breaking the bank. For the coworker who needs a little self-care Calm-Down Coloring Printables: Coloring can be really calming. Print out a few of these sheets and… Read More

Celebrating Teachers Making a Difference

By The Editorial Team May 7, 2018

Almost every teacher will tell you that they didn’t choose their profession for the spotlight. For many teachers, their greatest successes are seemingly small gestures, words of encouragement, and moments of connection that happen with their students in the classroom every day. Still, these teachers are making an impact by developing innovative curricula, thoughtfully engaging… Read More

How to Thank a Teacher (When You’re a Teacher, Too)

By The Editorial Team November 23, 2017

November is the perfect time to say thanks, but it’s more than gathering around a table with your family and loved ones. Think about the teachers in your life — the ones educating tomorrow’s leaders, inspiring everyone around them, and being there for their students 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, and 366… Read More

Leah McDermott, MEd, contends that children are spending less time in the outdoors or in the arts (music, art, band, etc.) because schools are devoting more time to test prep. She wants that to change. “Despite everything we know about the amazing benefits of children spending time outdoors in free, physical play every day, the… Read More

Danielle Lindner was a full-time working mom with two children who needed care during the day. She had little trouble finding safe, nurturing places, but she wasn’t finding programs that shared her educational priorities for her children. An author of several children’s books and a veteran preschool/elementary school teacher, Lindner wanted a preK program that… Read More

Two teach special-needs children. The other teaches reading at a tough urban middle school. All have been recognized for their classroom efforts. Each one of them shares a love for learning and teaching. The three teachers you will meet below are examples of why the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, celebrates National… Read More

The Educational Life of W.E.B. Du Bois

By Marcus Hennessy, CEA February 19, 2013

“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” –W.E.B. Du Bois Intellectual. Author. Teacher. Civil rights advocate. Socialist. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, better known as W.E.B. Du Bois (pronounced Do-Boyce), was all of these things and more. Descended from a Dutch colonial slave and a white slave-owner, Dr. Du Bois did… Read More