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first-generation graduate
Beyond the classroom

First-Generation Graduate: William's Story

William lived in the upstairs unit of a building with no heat or electricity.

A teacher is surprised with a proposal
Beyond the classroom

7 Heartwarming Teacher Surprises Caught on Video

Check out some of my favorite YouTube videos involving "teacher surprises."

Inspiring teachers from the movies
Beyond the classroom

9 Things I've Learned from Teacher Movies

Many movies are based on real teachers and have real lessons to offer.

Teaching kids tennis
Teaching moments

My Inspiration to Be a Teacher: From Tennis Instructor to Kindergarten Teacher

On day one, I was hit by five tennis balls (man do some of those kids have a swing).

Guiding students
Beyond the classroom

Guiding Students: How I Helped a Student Realize and Pursue Her Dream

I always try to impress upon my students that there's more than one road to success by sharing my own story.

Frederick Douglass
Teaching moments

Teaching Diversity: 4 Activities to Celebrate Black History Month

Teaching diversity is essential in today's classroom.