Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

(***Editor’s Note*** This post is coming in hot after the end of the real Teacher Appreciation Week festivities because of some crazy work schedules that comes with switching jobs. While the posting is late, the appreciation to these wonderful people is undying and daily in its observance.)

Each Year I have chosen to honor one of the teachers who helped make me into the man I am today. In one way or another, everyone that I have ever learned from has been a teacher, but it takes a true heart, unwavering spirit, and a love for imparting knowledge that distinguishes a teacher from a true mentor.

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TED Talks: Teach Teachers How to Create Magic

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don’t teach to educators. A longtime teacher himself, now a science advocate and co-founder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Emdin offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

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