teacher appreciation week

Teacher Appreciation Week: High Expectations Builds Student Confidence

May 1, 2017 | Student Achievement

Great teachers are a critical support in the bridge to opportunity that is public education. For these students from Manassas High School in Memphis, their favorite teachers support and motivate them with high expectations, and encourage them to be the best version of themselves they can be—both in and outside…

How High Expectations Lead to Student “Aha” Moments

May 1, 2017 | Student Achievement

I was first inspired to teach by my mom, a history teacher of 35 years, and by my 10th grade English teacher, Ms. Turnipseed. Now, as an English teacher at Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee, I enjoy the spark and “Aha!” moment on my students’ faces when they understand…

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week: Conexión Américas

May 1, 2017 | Student Achievement

Great teachers know that all students deserve an excellent education. That’s why the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, a network of education advocates led by Conexión Américas, is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by honoring five Tennessee teachers who believe in educational equity for all students. One of those teachers is Diarese…