It’s Time to #ThankATeacher for Teacher Appreciation Week

Jenn de la Vega / May 4, 2015

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For Teacher Appreciation Week, we’d like to take this time to thank all of you who have participated in our FlipEDU efforts so far. We hope that our pooled resources from Flipboard teachers and magazines are making a difference in your classrooms.

Here are some ways you can thank fellow faculty with Flipboard:

We’d also like to share a few stories from the #FlipTeam about educators that have supported our families, changed our lives and made us who we are today.

“My daughter, Clare, is in the 3rd grade in Larchmont, NY. She is in a co-taught classroom and has two teachers, Ms. Goldenberg and Ms. Loughran. My story of appreciation is for both of these teachers for not only focusing on traditional academics in the classroom, but for also encouraging, recognizing and rewarding good classroom citizenship. I know that Clare is going to learn to read and write and do math, but it’s far more important to me that she learn how to be a good partner to her classmates, a good citizen of her school and to learn to care about the people and world around her. Given the pressure teachers have to make sure their students score well on standardized tests, I so appreciate the time and attention Clare’s teachers spend on ‘life academics,’ as well as traditional academics.” – Christina Abee, Advertising

“I am from the Netherlands, where I grew up speaking Dutch. I was about 16 years old, my mom and dad went to a parent-teacher meeting with my English teacher Toon van de Hurk. They asked him why I mainly had C’s. His answer: ‘She makes things too complicated in her head. If I spend an hour with her, I think she’ll get it.’ I remember going over questions about an English text with him. That hour made a huge difference in my life. Not only did I become a straight-A student in English, he taught me a new way to approach problem solving that I was able to apply to other areas in my life. He made me feel understood and seen. If it hadn’t been for him, my life would have taken a different path. For one, I would not have moved to the United States where I’ve been happily living and working for almost 10 years.” – Christel van der Boom, Content & Communications

“In my 7th grade history class at Del Sur Middle School, Mr. Hill had an annual sandwich challenge. If you could write out instructions on how to properly make a sandwich, step-by-step, he would eat it. Many students tried to include gross ingredients like anchovies with bananas and would lose sight of the assignment. They would have to eat their creations. I stepped up to the plate and not only did Mr. Hill have a delicious ham sandwich, he unlocked my potential for writing consciously and thoroughly.” – Jenn de la Vega, Content & Communications

Not on Flipboard yet? Get started with Flipboard in the classroom here.

~The Flipboard Team