Teacher Appreciation Day: Have we told you lately that we love you?
Well, we do! As a small token of our appreciation, we decided to donate funds to three classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org.
We spend a lot of time here at OLE thinking about how we can improve teaching and learning. Inevitably, our efforts mean nothing without the real agents of change in the classroom: teachers.
With all the buzz around technology, evaluations, testing, funding, apps, websites, and so on, we can lose sight of what’s important—the work you do every day to teach our students to be caring, innovative, and productive members of society.
There are so many wonderful educators out there today that it’s impossible to highlight each and every one of you. However, some websites are looking to do just that.
My Teacher, My Hero
True stories of how teachers have impacted people’s lives. You can even share your own story.
Thanks for Teaching Us
Students post thank-you notes to inspirational teachers in their lives.
Teaching has become more challenging—and rewarding—than ever before. We applaud and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our students and our future.
We’d like to show our appreciation for teachers by donating to one of our favorite charities, DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that connects public school teachers in need of classroom supplies, ranging from books and pencils to iPads and projectors, with donors from around the world.
My Students: There are thousands of resources and tools that the Internet and computers can provide when I teach my U.S. Government students about the upcoming presidential election. But how can everyone see it without a functioning projector?
Read more about Project USA
My Students: Do you remember what it was like to access the world from your fingertips? Neither do many of my students. As an itinerant (traveling) teacher, many of the technology options available at schools are not available to me to use with my students.
Read more about Teachnology
My Students: Get out and move! The students in my classes love to make science educational videos. The problem is we are limited on the types of videos we can make due to the use of only my personal video camera and the camera attached to the computer. Please help us get out and move!
Read more about Ecosystem Video
That’s Not All
We’d also like to show our appreciation to our OLE Teacher Community. Between now and May 31, leave us a comment below or on our Facebook page with your most inspirational teaching moment and we’ll automatically send you a $10 Starbucks card. You deserve it.
The OLE Team