In honor of teacher appreciation week, a long overdue letter. Please see my article on Huffington Post: http://huff.to/imuh5E Read More »
To kick off the Campaign for the Common Good, and celebrate the teachers who rock, we're inviting people of all ages to share a story about a teacher who changed their life.
To read about teachers who have made a difference for someone in your area, click the icons on the map below. Below the map, you can also browse all the stories.
In highschool, Syd Riggs was the teacher that inspired every young actor that walked into her classroom. She could see potential in quiet kids and she knew how to humble the vain kids--All the while, maintaining an excellent standard of theater. She used to say the compliments she loved best were, "That… Read More »
It was in 1984 when I met mr. Jumba Philipn alias Bishop Tozer. I was to join class seven. I had been performing averagely. Tozer laid very tough rules for joining class seven. The rules locked me out plus other friends. My other friends cried while others dropped out of school. I… Read More »
The kid I was when I was in 5th grade was likely every teacher's nightmare - precocious and bored, with a low tolerance for frustration. All the teachers I'd had up to that point had seen me as trouble, even though I was never the type to lead others astray. School was… Read More »
My 6th grade pe teacher Coach Dodsen has changed the way that I play basketball because he always plays with us and challenges us and teaches us how to do something if we get it wrong and helps us and really interacts with us and really gets to know us and he… Read More »
My geometry teacher in Upper Darby, PA in the 1960s used to sing the theorems. His name just happened to be Mr. Sholly. He was a bit rotund, and we called him Jolly Sholly. Read More »
Mr D , my son and I call him at home.But he is Mr. Darvell at Conally Elementary School. What a superior teacher! He worked magic on my son. My son is in the 5th grade and was reading on a 3rd grade reading level but Mr. Davell got him and reconstucted… Read More »
I tell this story out of awe and gratitude. I never had a teacher like Mrs. Decker, but so wish I had. I believe if I had, my life would look quite different now. I share this in hopes that more schools will provide what she offers to help motivate and empower… Read More »
Her name was Karen Riordan. She was the beginning of my newly discovered self-confidence. I am originally from South Carolina, and when I was 11, my mother and I moved to Connecticut. I was way more developed than many of the girls in my middle school, and also a little more over… Read More »
From the first time I met her, until today we have had a special bond. Dr. Jame Moore, Dean of Science and Math at Texas Wesleyan University was a teacher that changed my life. I was a returning college student and she took me in as if I belonged their. Whenever I… Read More »