It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Time to pause and think about those lives that have intersected with yours while teaching. I hold on to inspiring reminders, like a letter from Emily I received in my first year of teaching, a drawing Tyler left me, and an apology note from Elizabeth who “got it” only after she graduated. It’s how I remember, on the toughest days, why we do this work. Appreciation is that breeze of oxygen that saves the flame from flickering out when we aren’t looking.
To add to your well of inspiration, we have three new videos that show what happens when passionate teaching and deliberate instruction collide. Hear how other teachers practice with precision in my blog post, Talent is Overrated
, where I’m thrilled to introduce you to a special roundtable discussion
with four former National Teachers of the Year.
From all of us at Teaching Channel
: We hope you feel appreciated and supported EVERY DAY. This week, however, we want to appreciate you with fun prizes
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3 Videos Celebrating Teachers