TEACH Documentary: Inspiring Teachers Make a Difference Everyday

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I am on a quotes kick and love these quotes about teaching:

Quote by Wallace Stegner about teaching

Teachers make a difference everyday and they have certainly impacted my life. It is estimated that within the next ten years, 65% of America’s teachers will retire, including my mother-in-law. Because of the loss of all these great teachers, we need to look at the profession of teaching in an honest and practical way. A new documentary is taking a serious look at the current state of the public education system in the United States.

Henry Brooks quote about Teachers

I’ve had a ton of great teachers through the years that impacted my life through my MANY years of education. Most of my teachers impacted my life in some way, but the first one that comes to mind is my economics teacher in high school. Everyone in high school talked about economics as though it was the worst thing in the world. I was terrified of it until the class started! I immediately fell in love with the subject. It was the first time that a subject ever piqued my curiosity. I attribute my love of economics to my teacher, Mrs. Fogerty. She was a tough cookie, but that made the class fun! She made me work for my grade and I enjoyed every minute of it. Because she was such a great teacher, I was inspired to study economics in undergrad. During the study of economics, I also encountered other amazing teachers. My international economics professor hammered a point in every one of his lectures that guides me daily. He expressed the importance of being a lifetime learner. With the guidance of amazing professors, I continue to learn everyday and continued my education all the way to graduating from the University of Miami School of Law.

For your amusement, I have included some pictures of me as a student through the years.

Second Grade at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Brooklyn, New York


Freshman Year in High School in Stuart, Florida


Law School Barrister’s Ball at University of Miami


TEACH, Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s third documentary film about education in America asks the question: What Does It Take to Be A Great Teacher Today?

The documentary follows four dedicated teachers from different schools across the United States over the course of one school year. The film gives viewers a window into the challenges, demands and rewards of teaching, with the purpose of elevating and promoting the profession, as well as engaging new teachers and supporting current teachers.  For the best teachers, it’s not just a job but a mission.

As intense as it is emotional, this year in the life of four public-school teachers illustrates how tenacity, passion and a belief in innovation drive these educators as they navigate the daily ups and downs of the 2012-2013 school year. These educators use conventional and unconventional methods and do whatever it takes to overcome obstacles and strive for success.

cbs-teach-documentary, Teachers Make a Difference

Watch the TEACH Documentary

A two-hour special television event presented by Participant Media, “TEACH” is set to debut on the CBS Television Network on September 6th at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

TEACH” will also air on the new network, Pivot 9/18 at 8PM ET/PT.

Check out the TEACH documentary trailer! It’s really cool and makes reference to the lifetime learning concept that I taken on as my personal mantra. Let me know how teachers have influenced your life and the lives of your children. I cannot wait to hear your stories!

Have you had a teacher that shaped you and made you who you are today?

Have your kids had an inspiring teacher?

What does it take to be a great teacher?

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4 thoughts on “TEACH Documentary: Inspiring Teachers Make a Difference Everyday”

  1. Apparently we were totally on the same track of thought! I also posted an old class picture (from elementary school) and the same Henry Adams quote! I love it!


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