One of the most surprising moments at Sunday’s Oscars was remarkable not for shock value but because it was a commonsense move that doesn’t happen more often: In his acceptance speech, Everything Everywhere All at Once director Daniel Scheinert thanked his teachers.
“These are teachers that changed my life, mostly public school teachers,” he said, and listed them by name.
The hundreds of teachers I interviewed for my book The Teachers: A Year Inside America’s Most Vulnerable, Important Profession across-the-board mentioned two aspects of teaching that brought them the most joy: seeing students’ a-ha moments when they grasped a concept, and hearing from former students who thanked them. The gratitude means more to educators than the public might assume. Many teachers keep students’ and parents’ thank-you notes in their workbags and reread them when they’re having a tough day.
Source: The Daily Beast
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