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A Strong Start for my Preschool Students

As a pre-K teacher at Bailey Gatzert Elementary, I’m fortunate that I get to spend my days with our youngest learners. They may be tiny, but they are full of wonder and teach me something every day.

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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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The Power of Time: How Teachers in Fresno Are Owning Their Professional Learning

As one of 14 districts and charter management organizations participating in the Innovative Professional Development (iPD) Challenge, California’s Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) has taken major steps to increase time for teacher collaboration and, ultimately, deeper teacher-student connections.

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