Educators are heroes. You know it. We know it. Stephen Colbert knows it. Even the president knows it. However, it’s the voices of teachers themselves—as they advocate for their students—that best demonstrate their above-and-beyond commitment to young learners.
Below are quotes from eight of the thousands of educators whose projects have shown us that teachers are even more awesome than we thought they were. Click on their names or project photos to learn more.
“My students are always excited about learning and have literally soaked up all the information available on caring for our new pet.” —Ms. Reed, Texas
“My students are still trying to find a way to express themselves and music is such an amazing way to do just that.” —Mrs. Foster, Tennessee
“Can you imagine the learning that this is going to inspire?” —Mrs. B., Maryland
“Students’ lives will be forever changed by this project.” —Mrs. Reber, New Jersey
“We will use these materials to make our classwork shine!” —Mrs. Teixeira, Florida
“Remember getting tucked into bed at night after your parents read you a story?” —Mrs. Jones, Oklahoma
“Students want to do more than learn; they want to test what they are learning.” —Ms. Carlson-Huxford, Minnesota
“Collectively, [my students] have so many positive traits. And yet, I see many of them struggle with their own self-confidence and self-efficacy.” —Ms. Romano, Illinois