None of these videos are directly about online education or online educators, but then, you should know that whatever qualities that are thank-worthy with traditional teachers holds true for online educators as well. The first on the list is an oldie, but a goodie, from educator turned slam-poet, Taylor Mali. Enjoy.
This next video illustrates how important a teacher’s meaningful comment can mean to a young person:
This next video is a PSA featuring celebrities thanking their teachers. Interestingly this video was produced by the folks behind the “Waiting for Superman” documentary, which was not entirely supportive of teachers… but in the end, appreciation for the individuals that made a difference is important.
This last video tells the story of a school that turned things around. The video was featured in an Edutopia article by George Lucas. Again, a good educator can make a huge difference… Enjoy and don’t forget to thank a teacher. Thanks Mr. Mitchell.
Taylor Mali: What Do Teachers Make? Uploaded by TeachingChannel on May 12, 2011
Taylor Mail provides the ultimate comeback for anyone with the audacity to ask what a teacher makes.
A Teacher Appreciation Story that Inspires Uploaded by njeaweb on Apr 30, 2009
Sometimes, it takes a life-changing event to spur people to action. Dr. Lee Buono, a neurosurgeon from Medford, Burlington County, was encouraged by one of his patients to thank Albert Siedlecki, the teacher who inspired him to become a neurosurgeon. In the 1980s, Mr. Siedlecki taught Dr. Buono how to dissect a frogs brain. Nearly 20 years later, Dr. Buono is saving lives. Watch their story.
May 3-9, 2009 is Teacher Appreciation Week – a great time to celebrate the achievements of New Jerseys teachers. This week and every week NJEA is working to highlight the stories of teachers and educational support professionals who are making a difference in the lives of students. Watch Classroom Close-up, NJ on NJN or online to hear more stories of educators making a difference.
Education: The Single Most Important Job by George Lucas, http://www.edutopia.org/blog/importance-of-education-george-lucas?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29