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Tell AAE Your Amazing Teacher Story!
posted by: Alana | April 30, 2015, 03:15 PM   




With Teacher Appreciation Week in full swing, AAE would like to say THANKS to all the teachers out there who not only taught us our ABCs and 123s, but who also taught us to overcome obstacles in life, who encouraged us to follow our dreams, and who saw the true potential in us that others didn’t.

AAE knows that dedicated teachers can have a profound impact on the lives of students. Some may even be considered "life-changers." And as we settle into Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4 to May 8), those teachers deserve to be put in the spotlight!


That's why we're coming to YOU have a story about an amazing educator? If so, we invite you to show your appreciation for them by sending it to using the subject line "I Love Teachers!" so we can share the love!


In 50 to 500 words, tell us about the amazing teachers in your life - past or present and from any grade level - who are making a difference in your life, or to the lives of their students, colleagues, or even the community at large! Make sure to include:


  • The teacher's name
  • Where they teach
  • What subject(s) and grade level(s) they teach
  • How you know this teacher
  • Why you think this teacher is amazing
  • The best way to contact you for further information
  • Any pictures you may have of you and the teacher


Don’t forget to follow AAE on Twitter and Facebook and tell us why you "heart" your teacher using #AAEHeartsTeachers!

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Pushing Literacy
written by E Matthews West Valley Utah, May 05, 2015

My High School art students are drawing charcoal self-portraits. In addition to measuring facial proportions I've asked them to add something to the background from their favorite book. Far too many students have told me that they don't remember reading a book. That's right, they don't remember reading a book. I talked to the librarian and we are working together to help students remember the books they have read. Engaging self-portraits are emerging from charcoal toned paper and we are having conversations about The Life of Pi, and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. A few students accepted the challenge to draw an emotion on their face that they experienced while reading the book. Tears, passivity and confusion are some of the expressions that are turning up. There is a sparkle in my student's eyes that I haven't seen before when they are drawing a self-portrait and talking about what they've been reading lately. I encourage them to include that glint of life in the eyes of their drawings.

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