Dear Great Teachers, Thanks for teaching us.
“Whether it was Mrs. Engles in the 2nd Grade or Prof. Reich sophomore year, amazing educators have challenged us to be better thinkers, dared us to change career paths in a single lecture, and inspired us to believe that, with a little hard work, a better future is possible.
Our schools are in a tough spot right now, and we think there’s no better time to bring the spotlight back on the teachers that make our classrooms thrive. “
ThanksForTeaching.Us was a 30 day campaign to collect stories about all-star educators around the world. I love the question, “Who was your favorite teacher growing up?” It always elicits an insightful, honest response. And while I was running the social impact newsletter “TBD,” which has since been discontinued, we created this project to collectively show awesome educators that we have their back.
ThanksForTeaching.Us collected over 1,000 stories in the first few days and was featured on GOOD Magazine, MTV Act, swissmiss, and the Oprah Blog. We heard anecdotes from teachers finding notes about themselves, to full Elementary school classrooms submitting stories on Teacher Appreciation Day to past students getting in touch with old professors to express their gratitude.
For more information, I wrote a bit more about this project in a personal blog post.
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