World's Greatest (and most famous) Teachers
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Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. It was a really touching talk that can always motivate you to do your best in life, even when you are experiencing huge difficulties.
Great Teachers: Author of "The Last Lecture," Randy Pausch was an inspring educator who fought to teach others the value of living.
Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the American Red Cross. This organization helps victims of war and disasters. Read her story...
Great Teachers: Founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton spent her life serving her students and her patients. A dedicated teacher if ever there was one!
June 24, 1896: Booker T. Washington, president of Tuskegee Institute, becomes the first African American to be awarded an honorary degree by Harvard University. Born into slavery in Virginia, Washington moved to Alabama in 1881 to open Tuskegee Normal School. He soon gained fame as an educational leader among black Americans, a fact which Harvard recognized with a Master of Arts degree.
Great Teachers: Booker T. Washington spoke out for truth and justice, educating many on the value of each and every person.
Great Teachers: What list of amazing teachers would be complete without Albert Einstein? A devoted thinker and passionate learner, he is a great example of the power of using our minds!
By Caleb Pirtle III. Alexander Pope could take pomposity to levels that had never been reached before and have seldom been reached since. His essays were little more than a matted morass of verbosity, which is about as pompous as I can get. When we were struggling through his tantalizing little couplets in high school, I had an English teacher who told us that reading Alexander Pope was like being a prospector. “You have to dig through acres and acres of mud to find a single nugget,” she said.
Great Teachers: Maya Angelou's lifetime effort of educating and inspiring others has certainly had a significant impact. Overcoming great personal obstacles, she remains one of our country's greatest teachers.
Great Teachers: Though he didn't serve in a classroom, Martin Luther King, Jr. taught the nation some of the most valuable lessons of his time. An inspiration for many who seek to make the world better through educating others.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Most widely known for writing the Little House series of books, specifically the Little House on the Prairie. Wilder based these novels on her childhood and growing up in a pioneer family. Wilder's compelling stories and mastery of literary techniques helped set the precedent for future children's books.
Great Teachers: Laura Ingalls Wilder is renowned as a literal and figurative pioneer whose fiction has inspired generations of students!
Great Teachers: Annie Sullivan was the first teacher to successfully educate a deaf and mute child...Helen Keller!
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Socrates (c. 469 BC – 399 BC) was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato's dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts of Soc
Great Teachers: Socrates is considered one of Western Civilization's most significant teachers and philosophers. Do you ever use the Socratic method in your classroom?