Every adult can name a special teacher who affected his or her life. Teachers create our collective future, acting as role models and confidants, in addition to their official jobs helping students learn the curriculum. And yet, today teachers are facing funding cuts and low morale, while we head toward a national teacher shortage.
What better time than now to show teachers we need and appreciate them? The 101 stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers provide our educators with the inspiration and positive reinforcement they deserve every day.
“Teaching is not just what we do, teaching is what we are,” says California Teacher of the Year Alex Kajitani in his introduction to the book. He and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s editor-in-chief Amy Newmark put together this collection of 101 stories, choosing them from the thousands of stories that were submitted by teachers, who share their best lessons from the ups and downs of their careers, and from grateful students, who report on how teachers changed their lives.
Join Alex Kajitani and me on Tuesday, April 25, 10-11 A.M. CT US, as we discuss stories that will make teachers laugh a lot, cry a little, and nod their heads in recognition.