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With my oldest starting his formal educational career this Friday, it has me thinking about all of the teachers he will encounter over the next twenty years. As I think about his future teachers, I look back on my past teachers. We all have teachers that made a difference in our lives. They did more than just teach us.
They inspired us.
They lit a fire we didn’t know was there.
They made us a better person.
I am excited to think about the teachers that will help shape my children’s lives. After all, they will learn more than just reading and math in the classroom. In the classroom is where they will learn to be a good friend, to be a productive member of society, to be an adult.
I know I am jumping way ahead but remember, everything you need to know about life you learn in Kindergarten!
TEACH is Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s third documentary film about education in America. It is airing on CBS on September 6, 2013 and Pivot on Sept 14, 2013. Guggenheim asks the very important question:
What Does It Take to Be A Great Teacher Today?
The documentary follows four teachers from different schools across the USA over the course of a school year. It shows viewers a unique perspective into the challenges, demands and rewards of teaching and learn how for many teachers, teaching is not only a job, but also a mission.
Check out the trailer of TEACH!