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.

Enjoy reading and watching the real stories of educators below and consider sharing your own.

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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.

Errica Dotson-Hooper
Educator from California

"I believe that this year, educators have been given a box of fabric scraps, with little direction and no drawn-out pattern — only a mandate to get it done. It is up to us to boldly design our own vision for how we will bring purpose and intention to the work we are now been tasked to complete."

Skylar Primm
Environmental Educator from Wisconsin

"New modalities for teaching require new procedures and rituals. Hugs become air hugs. Talking pieces become individualized. And browser crashes become just a temporary setback to be overcome."

Daphne McMenemy
STEM Educator from Ontario

"I've always believed that our students should be given opportunities to lead their own learning, to ask questions and have the tools and materials necessary to explore the answers, to learn in an environment where I don't know is not failure, but a chance instead to find out."