The teachers who inspired us, and even changed our lives | TED Blog
Students who have strong relationships with their teachers tend to get better grades, score for the top 10% of teachers, however, presents a different story. We all know the stories of those 1% of teachers who abuse their role and take advantage of young people, getting into relationships or having. But in real life what really happens? The people in the following stories share what they experienced in their own student-teacher relationships.
Every kid needs a champion In this talk, Pierson shares the secret to teaching students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds — make personal connections with them. I am powerful and I am strong. It will be an exhilarating night, featuring talks from educators and innovators with bold ideas, plus performances from host John Legend. Barbato taught me how to write eloquently I hope!
What she taught me stuck with me through college and beyond. Eric Yang was only in his mid-twenties when I had him as my AP government teacher, but he was unforgettable. He was the first teacher I had who made keeping up with current events mandatory, forcing us to read news sources on our own time and not just from the textbook. He exuded discipline, and that was contagious. Bailey was my English teacher.
I was the younger sister of an already very successful big sister, and that was a cloud over my head too. She held my hand and brought me into the sun with her love of the English language. I went on a school trip to Amsterdam with her and she brought her husband, who was an artist. She changed my life.
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Mendelson, my 8th-grade English teacher. This was my first year living in the U. So, thank you, Mrs. Middle school in general is basically Hades. I was extremely small, super nerdy, and had a unibrow, asthma and glasses — plus I left school once a week to take classes at the local high school. I got picked on a lot. Fawess came up with all these ways to take my mind off that — he talked to me about bullying and how to let things roll off your shoulder and gave me books I could read outside of class.
He got me thinking about college early and what kinds of subjects I was most interested in. I consider myself lucky to have had such an inspiring teacher. If only he had discouraged me from dressing up as the skunk in our annual school play. Look at the handout on every desk. Class ends — stop writing. Yeats or Orson Welles. It was a whirlwind of ideas, and the constant writing forced us to wrestle with them, and tritely but correctly ourselves.
It was like a boot camp in thinking. People I know who took, and loved, that class went on to some of the most amazing careers.MY STUDENT TEACHER RELATIONSHIP
Every time we get together, we gush about the quiet, unassuming, force of nature that was Mr. He would have hated that last sentence, because the metaphor is strained.
Koch, pushed me to reach my full potential. As I slacked and rebelled, he never let me forget that I possessed a special talent. I am forever grateful to him for challenging me.
Lewis, my 5th-grade teacher, read to us every week.
She made us put our heads on the desk and close our eyes and then read wonderful stories to us: It made our imaginations come alive. Ernie Roy, with his outsized laugh and booming voice, was one of my very favorite teachers.
Now, as part of a national expansion plan, Out Teach is also announcing its new commitment to scale up its teacher professional learning programs to reach 15, teachers by Out Teach is well on their way.
Over the past two years the organization has: Doubled its regional footprint, partnering with 17 school districts across 7 cities Provided 2x more teachers with job-embedded instructional coaching, having trained 1, in Developed an online Coaching Center, offering on-demand training videos and support to 3, teachers Started offering proven professional development programs to any school with under-used outdoor space Reached 57, students, becoming a national leader in outdoor experiential learning and professional development for teachers Now, as Out Teach, the organization is strongly positioned to finish scaling its impact and reach its goal.
Out Teach gives teachers the tools they need to get outside — beyond the classroom — to create unforgettable learning experiences and measurable results for their students.
Because teachers who lead effective outdoor experiential lessons ensure that every student looks forward to school and is excited to learn. By inspiring curiosity and a sense of wonder, teachers can help students build a foundation of real-world knowledge and experiences to last a lifetime. About Out Teach By coaching and inspiring teachers, and building them engaging outdoor learning labs, Out Teach unlocks student performance with the power of outdoor experiential learning.
We equip teachers to use outdoor spaces to deliver exciting, engaging lessons aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core, and standards.
The teachers who inspired us, and even changed the trajectories of our lives
We also partner with corporations to build dynamic Outdoor Learning Labs, full of features teachers can use to deepen student understanding of key concepts in Math, Science, and Literacy. Out Teach is currently executing a national growth plan, and bywill be in 15 cities across 5 regions, reaching 15, teachers andstudents every year.
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Sep 15, Announcements REAL School Gardens has spent the past 15 years empowering more than 6, teachers in low-income elementary schools with effective professional development and engaging outdoor classrooms, helping them harness the power of outdoor experiential learning to improve student outcomes. To clearly reflect our commitment to teachers, we are changing our name to Out Teach.
Moving forward as Out Teach, we promise to stay true to their vision of outdoor experiential learning and their dedication to teachers. I invite you to join us as we continue to empower teachers and students to go outside expectations. Your support as we take these next steps is critical.