In anticipation of NBC News’ assault on public education, Education Nation, I decided to collect some inspirational tales of teaching excellence.
I hope you enjoy reading these stories and will share your own.
- Me and Mr. Jones (about a 7th grade computing teacher who made me feel powerful)
- “Social” Studies (about the two gentlemen responsible for my social activism)
- Walking Among Giants (about a late great singer & my junior high music teacher)
- A School Story (about collaboration with my high school jazz teacher)
If you share your own stories about excellent teachers, please use the hashtag #greatteaching
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.