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Teacher Appreciation Week Videos to Enjoy
Spoken Word Poetry
In my Language Arts class, we have been studying poetry and just concluded that unit with Spoken Word Poetry. Thanks to my great friend and 7th Language Arts teammate Travis Carpenter, there was a site that listed several examples of this. Within it were videos by Taylor Mali. If you're unfamiliar with him, he is a professional spoken word poet who has some great teaching videos. An easy favorite is called, "What Teachers Make," that not only answers that question, but in a way that all teachers can appreciate. A few other favorites are "The Impotence of Proofreading," "I'll Fight You for the Library," and "Communication."
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Gerry Brooks Has some Ideas
What would a Teacher Appreciation Week be without some suggestions from Principal Gerry Brooks on gift ideas for teachers? In this year's episode, he offers up some suggestions for principals on what they can get members of their staff, everything from meaningful trinkets to bags of soup. It's a treasure that should help all administrators purchase those last minute gifts for their staffs.
A Message for Students
Another spoken word poem that is fascinating is by Chase Mielke. In it, he describes how teachers really lose sleep over the success and well-being of our students. It's a really powerful message for both teachers and students. This message within seems more like a first day of school message, but it is still astonishing nonetheless. Check out the video here: "What Students Really Need to Hear." Additionally, he also has a message specifically for teachers, title "Is Teaching Worth It?" that is thought-provoking.