2018 has come to a close, and we know we haven’t even scratched the surface of inspiring educators around the globe. This week we wanted to share a collection from The 74, “9 Educators We’re Thankful We Met This Year.” Among the stories shared
A Massachusetts teacher was just awarded the Sanford Award for her excellence in teaching. Renee Estrella is a hardworking 4th-grade teacher, whose main goal is to help students, at whatever learning level, grow. “When they leave me,” she says, “I want them to know how proud I am that they have grown.” She focuses on helping students to gain
Josette Compton, a recent recipient of an Excellence in Teaching award, saw a unique opportunity to draw out her female students and give them a voice. An English teacher at Cleveland High School for Digital Arts and former journalist, Compton decided to launch a publication, run by girls, for girls, called “Smart Cookie.” The students work to collect and write the stories, design, get the images, edit and more. But it’s not easy to get a publication into print. So, two organizations donated $1000 to the endeavor. Check out Compton’s newsletter and its inspiration, hear from her students, and learn more about the donation in this video.