Educators do so much more than teach. They befriend. They collaborate. They empower, enrich, and enlighten. They make dreams come true.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Take theirs.
Students at Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York are “a part of a family,” says principal Matel Hasan. They’re safe, comfortable, and actively engaged in their learning.
And for Matt Shea, Coordinator of Student Achievement for RSU2 in Maine, students are following their passions, pursuing their learning in a way that lets them “find out what they want to know, not what we want to tell them.”
But really, it’s about the students, and the critical relationships forged with teachers that empower them to take an active role in what they’re learning.
“We’re here to help [students] determine and define their own dreams,” says DeeDee Barnes Bruns of Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama . “We’re dream encouragers.”
What dreams have you encouraged lately?
Scroll through our collection of video interviews about making dreams come true: