Unsung heroes

To those whose names I’ll never know,

Thank you for keeping your students engaged. Thank you for listening to students’ ideas. Thank you for treating students like human beings. Thank you for helping students learn to think.

Although you’ve never had a viral video, been asked to speak for TED, don’t have thousands of twitter followers, or been quoted by the media, I thank you for the work you do. The work of those whose names we all recognize, pales in comparison to the real work of education you do everyday. While the so called gurus might have great ideas, their ideas are meaningless without your work in the classroom.

All my best,


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4 Responses to Unsung heroes

  1. Cristina says:

    How true you are. Thank you for sharing this beautiful thought.


  2. Brian says:

    Nice reminder for all of us. Thanks


  3. Kenneth says:

    Hello Jerrid, my name is Kenny and I am in Dr. Strange’s EDM310 class. There are teachers out there that certainly deserve your praise. These fabulous teachers are rarely recognized for their work and probably do not expect it. I definitely want to be a teacher that understands his students needs and relates to their ideas. This will help me become a much better teacher and learner as well. I am not a teacher yet, but I appreciated the post anyway. I will definitely work hard to live up to their needs and make their ideas work for the classroom.
    Thanks again, Kenny


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