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Adele is known for moving fans to tears with her music, but the Grammy award-winning singer shed some of her own after a surprise reunion with a former high school teacher.

Story tags: Art, Teaching
Story added: Tue, 11/23/2021 - 17:57

The internationally recognized artist admitted that there was one teacher who made an impact on his life, though. Her name is Hope Martinez, and she gave him advice that he says he's carried with him ever since.

"She told me, 'The biggest risk you take is not taking one,' and I always thought about that," he said. "It stays in my mind. So any time I feel a little iffy about something, I just think about her."

Thanks in part to the guidance his immigrant…

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Wed, 11/17/2021 - 01:12

Sir Patrick Stewart is an English actor who is best known for his work in various stage, television, film and video games in a career spanning six decades. He has been nominated for Olivier, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Saturn Awards. In his recent piece in the Guardian, he shares stories about his trials and tribulations at school and the extraordinary English teacher, Cecil Dormand, who transformed his life forever.

Story tags: Drama, Teaching
Story added: Tue, 10/26/2021 - 17:40

Ever heard the phrase "Those who can't do, teach"? At the Bowery Poetry Club, slam poet Taylor Mali begs to differ and delivers a powerful, 3-minute response on behalf of educators everywhere.

Story tags: Art, English/Language Arts, Teaching
Story added: Wed, 09/08/2021 - 20:36

Read 29 stories of people who went to extraordinary lengths to keep students from falling through the cracks.

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Thu, 09/02/2021 - 21:32

Two teachers are on a mission to help their students see the importance of self-love.

In a video that recently went viral, fourth-graders at an Atlanta elementary school shout positive affirmations to themselves in a mirror — "I am smart!" "I am a good person!" — while their teachers cheer them on in the background.

Story tags: Elementary school, Teaching
Story added: Thu, 08/26/2021 - 19:28

We all know the power of a good teacher. They can affect your entire academic career, uplift your spirit, and even change the trajectory of your life. Here are 17 great teacher stories.

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Thu, 08/26/2021 - 19:34

In this Reporter's Notebook, "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson thanks an inspirational teacher.

"Neal Tonken taught me 10th grade English. He died three years ago. He's why I became a writer. He encouraged short sentences."

Story tags: English/Language Arts, Teaching
Story added: Mon, 08/09/2021 - 18:12

From her first day of fourth grade, Oprah knew Mrs. Duncan was one of the best teachers ever. Watch their emotional reunion.

Story tags: Teaching
Story added: Fri, 07/30/2021 - 19:51

Victor Rios had dropped out of high school. But one teacher helped him turn his life around. Today, he's a sociologist who studies youth and the factors that nurture their potential.

Victor Rios is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Rios is the author of five books, including Punished: Policing The Lives Of Black And Latino Boys, and Human Targets: Schools, Police, And The Criminalization Of Latino Youth. He is…

Story tags: Racism/Black Lives Matter, Diversity and Equity, Teaching
Story added: Thu, 07/22/2021 - 20:19