The Art of Teaching:
Sharing Educator Stories

In a continually changing landscape, teachers endure by adapting, improving, and overcoming challenges. Guided by research, data, experience, and passion, they seek to mold and inspire future generations. It is this blend—the art of teaching coupled with the science of learning—that we seek to encourage, foster, and celebrate.

Read Real Stories

Discover the stories of educators across the country in the Art of Teaching project. In this guest blog, real PreK–12 educators—like those below—discuss their classroom successes, failures, fears, goals, and strategies as they endeavor to shape their students' lives.

You can join the ranks of inspiring teachers by sharing your own story.

Pearl Garden
Educator from Dallas, Texas

"My thoughts are simply that if we show, discuss, and share the cultural differences each of the children in our classrooms have, we help build their pride and self-confidence."

Shanna Peebles
2015 National Teacher of the Year from Amarillo, Texas

"A common theme of coming-out stories, I learned from professor Timothy McCarthy, is the lack of role models. For those of us growing up without LBGTQ adults around, we needed to know, as Dan Savage says, that life gets better."

Kerrie La Rosa
Clinical Social Worker and Parent Coach from Maryland

"Instead of fitting an old curriculum into an online format, let's shift our mindset about how children learn and reframe this as an opportunity to encourage independent and student-driven learning."