What has been your greatest success as a teacher?
By Anne on September 27th, 2011
The greatest success for Marian from TX was working with a young boy and his family to encourage reading. With help from his family and an e-reader, the student was soon on grade-level and reading every day with his family. Art teacher Andrew from Nevada incorporated math into a project where students created geometric art and his students ran up to him after taking a math test cheering that they knew how to plot points on a graph. How have I met these teachers when I’m at Scholastic in New York? The Teacher Wall, a social network where teachers share best practices, thoughts on education and ideas for education reform through video uploads.
Teachers have shared their greatest successes and answered more questions with passion this week. I mentioned in my last post about the importance of including teachers’ voices in the education conversation and I’m happy that there is now a place for this dialogue online. On the Wall you can hear incredible stories from teachers sharing their challenges, how they continue to hone their teaching skills and their opinions on how our nation can improve education.
Working together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and DonorsChoose.org, we launched a virtual town square representing the diversity of America’s teachers and their students. The site currently has more than 3,000 teachers across the nation sharing their knowledge. With more videos coming and more questions to be posted, we’re excited to see what teachers have to say.
Teachers, add your voice on the Wall! And if you’re a non-educator that wants to get involved, listen to what teachers have to say and inspire them in return by adding a story about your favorite teacher. We all have one.
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