"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." -- Rita Pierson, Educator
Recent circumstances have shown us that teachers are change makers. They quickly adapted their teaching styles, learned how to use new tools, and provided quality teaching for learners with varying levels of access to technology. Schools showed that they could organize quickly to provide necessary nutrition, materials, wifi access, and more as our nation responded to the challenges of COVID-19.
Teachers are leaders who inspire students to learn, but they also consistently tackle issues and challenges that are at the heart of our society - inequity, continuous learning, appropriate technology use, and, more recently, a global pandemic. Teachers explore new ways of learning, challenge one another to improve their practice, and provide leadership within their communities, states, and beyond.
Teachers find great reward in their work. Along with the rewards of student learning, teachers point to the engaging and creative environment, job security and benefits, and opportunities to express their personality and humor as benefits to a career in teaching.
Can you picture yourself teaching?
Find out more about teaching at AppState at https://firstteach.appstate.edu/.
Wondering if the rewards and benefits of teaching are worth it? Look at: https://getthefactsout.org/
North Carolina teachers are accomplishing great things in schools across the state. See more at everychildschancenc.org.
What are benefits of the Noyce Scholarship program? Take a look at this video from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition.
Watch teachers reflect on their careers in videos at teach.org.
Want to be amazed by the things children can do? Check out What Kids Can Do!