World's Greatest (and most famous) Teachers
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World's Greatest (and most famous) Teachers
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Great Teachers: No one can deny it....teachers who battle the forces of evil to protect education and their students...Harry Potter has some pretty amazing teachers!
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Dumbledore: master of relationships. #HarryPotter
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Great Teachers: Richard Dreyfuss stars in Mr. Holland's Opus--an amazing film that shows the lifelong dedication teachers have to their students...no matter how difficult life becomes along the way.
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Richard Dreyfuss in "Mister Holland Opus"
Richard Dreyfuss (October 29, 1947 - ) as Glenn Holland in Mr. Hollands Opus, 1995 #actor
Mr. Holland's Opus - Great storyline and amazing Score!!!!
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Great Teachers: John Keating (played by Robin Williams) really demonstrates how infectious a true love of learning can be for students!
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Dead Poets Society is a 1989 with actor Robin William.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Great Teachers: Though fictional, Meryl Streep's character in the great film Music of the Heart is a dedicated, passionate teacher who brings her love of music to everyone around her!
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Music of the Heart (1999)
Great Teachers: Famous sheriff and detective Andy Griffith started out teaching high school English in North Carolina!
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RIP Andy Griffith! He was such a wonderful dad figure to so many of us. Hope he's having homemade pie with Aunt Bee in that Mayberry in the sky. 7/03/2012
People we lost in 2012: Actor Andy Griffith, who played folksy Sheriff Andy Taylor in the fictional town of Mayberry, died July 3 at the age of 86.
Andy Griffith - We will miss you! Well AWRIGHT!!! BTW .. Best movie starring Andy Griffith, Jerry Van Dyke.. Angel in my Pocket. Story about a minister at a new church!!! So Funny....
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America's favorite sheriff, Andy Griffith, died at age 86 today, July 3, 2012. He was best known for his role of Andy Taylor, kind sheriff of Mayberry and years later as Matlock. He was also a TV producer, writer and Grammy award winning Southern-gospel singer. His role of Oppie's Paw and Ron Howard's mentor and friend never ended. Ron has credited Griffith many times for his own successes.
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Great Teachers: Can you imagine having Billy Crystal as your substitute teacher? Before becoming a comedy star, he was a teacher for a number of different classes...even girls' gym!
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Great Teachers: Few know that J.K. Rowling taught English in Portugal while developing her world-renowned Harry Potter series!
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J.K. Rowling’s New Book Has A Release Date!! It’s been five long years since J.K. Rowling published “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, the final book for the Harry Potter series. But J.K Rowling is far from retiring her passion with writing novels. Earlier this year Rowling had announced she would be writing another book. Her latest book would be “very different to the Harry Potter series”, though she “enjoyed writing it every bit as much.
In any profession, everyone has to start somewhere and writers are no different. Every published author out there was once an unpublished author. Fourteen publishers, including big names such as Penguin and HarperCollins, rejected J K Rowling’s manuscript for the first novel in the Harry Potter series. http://simon-rose.com/books/the-childrens-writers-guide/
J.K. Rowling is the first person who lost her billionaire status because of giving huge sum of money in donations. She wasn't always a billionaire. Once she was a single parent!
Great Teachers: Lyndon B. Johnson...school teacher turned President of the United States. Need we say more?
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Lyndon Baines Johnson became the 36th president of the United States on the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963. A skilled promoter of liberal domestic legislation, he was also a staunch believer in the use of military force to help achieve the country's foreign policy objectives. His escalation of American involvement in the Vietnam War eroded his popular standing and led to his decision not to run for reelection to the presidency in 1968.
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August 27 1908, President Lyndon B. Johnson was born in Stonewall, Texas. Sworn in after the assassination of JFK in 1963, Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs like the Civil Rights Act through Congress and won a term as president before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Explore little-known facts about President Johnson with American Experience's 'LBJ.' http://to.pbs.org/145JzlG
President Lyndon Baines Johnson, known as LBJ, was the 36th President of the U.S. He took on the office after the assassination of JFK and then was elected to a term on his own. He established the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination. His presidency saw advancements in civil rights but also escalation of the U.S. involvement in the Viet Nam war.
Great Teachers: Author of "The Last Lecture," Randy Pausch was an inspring educator who fought to teach others the value of living.
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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.
Randy Pausch - Super Professor at Carnegie Mellon - died of pancreatic cancer in 2008. Delivered the 'Last Lecture'. Jam packed with wisdom and humanity.
Randy Pausch - achieving your childhood dreams. Just an overall incredibly inspiring individual.
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!
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Clara Barton, nurse, humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross. She was a supporter of the Women's Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement.
Clara Barton -Founder of the American Red Cross,a nurse on the battlefields of the Civil War, an activist in the women's suffrage movement, one of the people who worked to identify the bodies of soldiers from the battlefields,.........definitely a role model for my granddaughters!
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.
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February is Black History Month! Hygloss educational craft supplies are an excellent and fun way for children to learn about black history, and to use their creativity to express pride in the achievements of African American men and women such as Martin Luther King, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and so many others. Check out some of the crafts supplies you can use.
Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915) was an educator, author, orator, and advisor to Presidents of the United States. In 1901, he became the first African American invited to dine at the White House. In 1940, Washington became the first African-American to be portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp. Opening day orator at the Atlanta Exposition where he gave his famous "Atlanta Compromise" speech.
“The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.” ― Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery (image from commons.wikimedia...)
Booker T. Washington is an influential African American male. He was an educator, a civil rights activist, and an author. He was also the founder of Tuskegee University. "Booker T. Washington." 2013. Biography.com. Retrieved: February 25, 2013.
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!
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I literately started laughing out loud x'D. One of the BEST puns EVER. -- Funny Pun Punology - Albert Einstein Photo Dork humor :-)
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. Albert Einstein
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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.
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Maya Angelou another powerful woman I admire
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So sad to lose this inspiring woman. One of my favorite quotes from Maya Angelou; “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” #mayaangelou www.lblivingbetter.com
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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.
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January 15 is the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., whose “I Have a Dream” speech still inspires people to work for a better world.
MLK | Martin Luther King Jr. has now been dead longer than he lived. But what an extraordinary life it was. At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President John Kennedy. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 39, he was assassinated, but he left a legacy of hope and inspiration that continues today.
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Great Teachers: Jaime Escalante spent 15 years teaching algebra and calculus at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. His efforts were later made in to the inspiring film "Stand and Deliver."
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TEACHER / EDUCATORS Jaime Escalante spent 15 years teaching algebra and calculus at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles. His efforts were later made in to the inspiring film "Stand and Deliver."
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Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 ? February 10, 1957) was an American author who wrote the Little House series of books based on her childhood in a pioneer family."Laura Ingalls Wilder". Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Retrieved December 19, 2009. Laura's daughter, Rose, inspired Laura to write her books.
Great Teachers: Laura Ingalls Wilder is renowned as a literal and figurative pioneer whose fiction has inspired generations of students!
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Laura Ingalls Wilder- author of the Little House on the Prairie book series.
Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American writer, most notably the author of the Little House series of children's novels based on her childhood in a pioneer family. Her daughter Rose encouraged Laura to write and helped her to edit and publish the novels.
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Great Teachers: Annie Sullivan was the first teacher to successfully educate a deaf and mute child...Helen Keller!
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Anne Sullivan, the teacher and lifelong companion of Helen Keller, was born on this day in 1866. As a young child, she was stricken with an eye infection that left her blind. After being educated at a school for the blind, she accepted a position as Keller's teacher where she quickly earned a reputation as "The Miracle Worker" for her special ability to get through to Keller. The pair quickly became role models for physically disabled people around the world.
Johanna "Anne" Mansfield Sullivan Macy (1866 – 1936), also known as Annie Sullivan, was an American teacher best known as the instructor and companion of Helen Keller. Sullivan was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. Her parents' names were Thomas Sullivan and Alice Cloesy Sullivan and they were Irish immigrants who couldn't read and had little money. In 1874 her mother, Alice, died, probably of tuberculosis; after which Anne was sent to an almshouse, that today is Tewksbury Hospital in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. She was at Tewksbury for four years. In 1880, Anne, who was blind from untreated trachoma, was sent to the Perkins School for the Blind. Michael Anaganos, director of the Institute, then located in South Boston, was approached to suggest a teacher for the Keller's deafblind daughter. He asked Anne Sullivan, a former student, herself visually impaired and only 20 years old, to become Helen's instructor. It was the beginning of a 49-year relationship, Sullivan evolving into governess and then eventual companion. Anne Sullivan arrived at Keller's house in March 1887, and immediately began to teach Helen to communicate by spelling words into her hand, beginning with "d-o-l-l" for the doll that she had brought Keller as a present. Keller was frustrated, at first, because she did not understand that every object had a word uniquely identifying it. In fact, when Sullivan was trying to teach Keller the word for "mug", Keller became so frustrated she broke the doll. Keller's big breakthrough in communication came the next month, when she realized that the motions her teacher was making on the palm of her hand, while running cool water over her other hand, symbolized the idea of "water"; she then nearly exhausted Sullivan demanding the names of all the other familiar objects in her world. In the 1920 census, Helen Keller was 38 years old and listed as head of her household in the Queens, New York Census. Anne is listed as living with her, age 52, listed as a private teacher of Helen. In 1932 they were each awarded honorary fellowships from the Educational Institute of Scotland. They also were awarded honorary degrees from Temple University. By 1935, Sullivan became completely blind just one year before her death on October 20, 1936 in Forest Hills, New York. She died at age 70 after a coma, with Keller holding her hand. When Keller herself died in 1968, her ashes were placed in the Washington National Cathedral next to Anne's. As lifelong companions Sullivan and Keller continually lived, worked, and traveled together.
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Socrates.. Socrates was born in 470 BC, in Athens, Greece. We know of his life through the writings of his students, including Plato and Xenophon. His "Socratic method," laid the groundwork for Western systems of logic and philosophy. When the political climate of Greece turned, Socrates was sentenced to death by hemlock poisoning in 399 BC. He accepted this judgment rather than fleeing.
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?