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Inspiring Teachers

This week’s blog comes a little late because I spent most of last week in Washington, DC. I was training people from the University of DC to use instructional technology. UDC is very lucky that many of their teachers and administrators are extremely passionate about their work. One of the GED teachers, in particular,  touched my heart. (He is so humble, so I am going to leave his name out of this. I don’t want to embarrass him.) But hopefully, you will also be inspired by his dedication and creativity.

Here are three inspiring things that he does:

  • He continues to teach classes over break, so that students don’t get out of the groove.
  • He works (informally) with companies in town to get his GED students jobs. He even hires some of them to help him with his house projects.
  • He does everything he can to get students (and keep them) in class. Including picking them up at the bus stop.

I was so impressed by him. He goes above and beyond to make sure students get what they need (from jobs to rides to school). He was the same way at my training. So I guess, I just want to put this out there. Some of us are great teachers. But others of us are so much more than great teachers! After meeting him, I hold myself to a new standard of teaching and caring for students.

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One Response to “Inspiring Teachers”

  1. Daniel Costa Says:

    Hi. What I’d like to ask you has nothing to do with this article. I heard from an FTC member this expression. ‘back in the 2,000 range’ and I couldn’t get its meaning.
    Can you help me? This is the video I heard this expression.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWEzJerT8rc

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