“Love first, teach second” is the motto of this year’s LifeChanger of the Year grand prize winner. These four words have become a tenant that Eric Crouch lives by as he nurtures and shapes the lives of fifth grade students in his Columbus, Georgia school community.(more…)
America’s teachers have long been creative in finding ways to make connections with their students to help ensure that the children in their classrooms absorb the lessons they’re trying to share.
But when those classrooms became remote connections via videoconference, teachers found they had to up their games just to make sure they had the students’ attention.(more…)
Growing up, my grandmother would tell stories of her daily voyage to school nestled in rural south India.
Where she grew up, there was no school bus to pick her up and deliver her to the front door of the school. Instead, she trekked miles of rough terrain to reach her destination: education.(more…)
Offering some motivation during this time of social distancing can be challenging, especially for teachers who are contemplating how to make an uncertain new school year interesting and worthwhile for students, parents and themselves.
Although no one would wish for the situation we’re in, it has unleashed some incredible creativity.(more…)
America’s educators are teaching all of us how to make our way in this world of uncertainty that has been wrought by the pandemic and the crumbling economy that was caused by the virus.
They are dedicated not just to our children’s educations, but also to their well-being, their happiness and even their very survival.(more…)
After nearly 20 years of living and working in Manhattan, 9/11 happened. It was jolting and jarring and had a big impact on my life – both personally and professionally. The current emotional energy of COVID-19 brings me back to that time. While the events are completely different, the emotions are strikingly similar: fear, uncertainty, love, compassion, helplessness and urgency.(more…)