'Why Teachers Matter'

Why Teachers Matter

Why Teachers Matter

Photo credit: Henrique Yoshimura (Post by CARRIE ELLEN BRUMMER)  Besides Artist Think, I write for A Hopeful Sign. It has a wonderful, wonderful community of people who contribute articles and share hope with others. It is read more

Thomas Covotsos – Why Teachers Matter

Thomas Covotsos – Why Teachers Matter

(Post by JENNIFER PASSERO)  I would like to thank my professor, Thomas Covotsos, who has inspired me and continues to inspire his high school students in biology and chemistry every day. I am in the last read more

Why I Teach…

Why I Teach…

(Post by AIMEE LEDEWITZ WEINSTEIN) Last week, while I was walking out of the Temple University building and onto the busy, Tokyo sidewalk, one of my students from last semester stopped me to say hello.  I read more

The Math Teacher Who Believed in Me

The Math Teacher Who Believed in Me

This story was submitted by AJ (currently employed as a psychologist in the  hospital system in New York City). I had always liked math, and did pretty well in it – until 12th grade. My teacher for read more

Coach Foley: Lessons about Sport and Life

Coach Foley: Lessons about Sport and Life

(Omar Almanzar tells his story about “Why Teachers Matter”. Omar is a prosecutor for the District Attorney, specializing in the field of domestic violence and family crime.) I graduated from law school four years ago and read more

Mrs. Hand: The Teacher Who Handed Us a Whole New World

Mrs. Hand: The Teacher Who Handed Us a Whole New World

(Post by HEATHER ONDERICK)  I remember us curled up on the carpet with heads perched on our hands, toes pointed up in the air making lofty circleswhile Mrs. Hand read us the old novel, My Side read more