Do you know any inspiration educators? Do you remember any from your own school days? We’d love to know! Tweet us @enrichingedjobs. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this week’s roundup, featuring a P.E. teacher who goes above and beyond, the head of Art and Design at an academy in Nottingham, and a lunch lady in Virginia Beach who is putting smiles on students’ faces in a unique way. We hope you enjoy this week’s stories!
P.E., health teacher and coach Dana Townshend was just awarded
Hayley-Dyer-Ince Head of Art and Design at Carlton Academy in Nottingham, England, has been nominated for the ‘Heroes’ award. A fellow educator nominated
At Kingston Elementary School in Virginia Beach, cafeteria manager Stacey Truman is brightening students’ days with inspiration messages...written on bananas! Not only has it inspired students, who view the bananas as ‘talking fruit’, to eat more fruit, but it’s added a bit of kindness and encouragement to their day as well. The school’s principal is thrilled with the idea. “It’s simple,” he says, “but these words can help them be more courageous and realize that they are good enough. I hope that other schools see it’s an easy way to get a kind message to kids.” Learn more about Truman’s creative act of kindness, and the response it’s gotten on social media.