Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

To Show Teachers Appreciation, We Can Start By Listening

Good policy takes into account the perspectives, needs, and input of a range of stakeholders. In education, that means listening to parents, teachers, administrators and students to truly understand how the system is working for them and what they need to be successful.

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Tribute to Mr. Gray

Irvin Scott, Deputy Director of US Programs, shares his story of a fellow teacher who helped inspire him.

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How A Teacher Helped My Son—and Me—Aim Higher

Matthew Rodriguez, President of the Illinois PTA, shares how his son's teacher taught him the value of high expectations.

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Why I Teach: Empowering My Students

Every student has particular learning preferences and approaches that work for them, whether it’s standing up and moving around in order to stay focused, or using visuals to grasp a complex concept. Understanding—and meeting—students’ needs is a key part of being a great teacher.

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Honoring Teachers’ Service as Guides on the Road to Student Success: Teacher Appreciation Week

Why the Gates Foundation is so pleased this year, and every year, to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.

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