Are you an educator? If so, be assured that your hard work is worth it, you matter to your students! This week’s stories focus on teachers whose dedication is far-reaching, who work harder than perhaps they should have to, and who extend their efforts to help young people beyond classroom walls. And their students notice! We hope you enjoy reading about these amazing
Teachers often go above and beyond what’s expected of them in the classroom. This is certainly true of Ezra Carelse, a primary school teacher in South Africa. A student of his relates how she lost her home, and Carelse helped them get food, and things she needed for school, all out of his own pocket. In addition to this, he inspired her not to give up, to keep persevering despite these difficulties. Now, Carelse is being rewarded, among other outstanding South African educators. Read about the program, and how these inspired students are praising teachers.
Does art impact students? According to one Brooklyn school, the answer is yes! One public high school in Brooklyn has covered its walls in art murals, some student painted, and some painted by a local artist. These works brighten up and inspire students inside the school, and have even extended down
The day in the life of any teacher can be a source of inspiration. The hard work and constant push that goes into teaching
How do you get the attention of students who may find it hard to put down their phones? This teacher has begun using memes to grade students’ papers -- and they love it! But while it may be good for laughs, is it actually helping students in any way? According to this teacher, yes! She says, “Students who normally wouldn’t care actually asked if they could correct their tests for a better grade & had a good laugh (especially because) they always show me memes.” Check out how she does it, as well as some of the feedback she’s gotten.