UPDATE: Now check out the 18 best students on the Internet.
As the Chicago teachers’ strike has us debating the merits of quality educators in the United States and their influence on our children’s future, we thought we would help by contributing this list of 20 examples of teachers who are doing it right. Bravo, teachers.
1. Taylor Mali
Mali, author of What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World, is known for this passionate and scathing poem about people who question the influence of great educators. Watch it, weep, call the high school English teacher who first encouraged you to be a writer, and share this video with anyone with a heart or a salary under $40,000.
“I’m teaching a class and another teacher comes in to give me an ‘important note.’”