There is no doubt that good teachers can have a tremendous impact on a student’s life. Whether it’s just adding some fun to their day, or providing them with much needed academic tutoring and support, many teachers go the extra mile to help their student. That is evident of the teachers in this roundup. They show how much they care about students, every day. Are there inspiring educators in your life? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook @enrichingedjobs.
A severe car accident left school janitor Myron Peterson with a traumatic brain injury. But during recovery, he discovered he had developed a new artistic ability. Working through therapy, and honing his skill, he began leaving ‘mystery’ art on the school whiteboards during his shifts. More than just skilled drawings, he uses his art to help inspire students, who for a while had no idea who was leaving the artwork. See some of the art and inspiring messages here.
In Tulsa Oklahoma, one teacher was recently recognized for the work he’s done to help his calculus students. David Lanning is an AP math teacher. During the summer, he runs a camp to assist students with calculus, in preparation for the school’s AP calculus courses. This is a completely voluntary effort -- he does this on his own time, and around 30 students attend, though they receive no credit for doing so. Lanning says, “A lot of it is about making students believe in themselves.” Check out how his extra efforts have benefited students.
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Often, we share the story of a teacher who has won an award for their exceptional teaching; this story is the nomination of a teacher for the Global Teacher Price of 2019.
Teacher Amee Alioto is a special education teacher at Adele Harrison Middle School in Sonoma County. She is known to be a kind, hardworking teacher who “creates a safe and supportive environment for her students so that she can push them out of their comfort zone.” In addition to teaching special education, she offers a dance elective that has become popular among students, which has proved to have a positive impact on school culture. Read how Amee feels about being a teacher, and the recent honor she’s received.