“Allow yourself to be a beginner, no one starts off being excellent” What do you think? Is there anything you plan to start but are putting off due to fear?
Celebrating their fifth anniversary, Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) believes that when children are delivered hope and happiness through quality “camp like” programming, they develop a renewed sense of self-esteem and hope. Camp TLC brings a performing arts camp to kids who would never get to go to camp, specifically to kids in hospitals […]
It’s hard to believe the kids in the video below are just rehearsing… because they are definitely performance-ready. The elementary and middle school choir at Baltimore’s Cardinal Shehan School has gone wildly viral thanks to an incredible video of 30 children singing Andra Day’s powerful anthem “Rise Up.” If you’re looking for some more amazing […]
When you were a kid, did you dread the boredom of learning geometry? Well, take a seat in Jarred Geller’s preschool classroom and learning will never be dull again! Geller, a second year instructor for Teach For America has integrated punk rock into his classroom to help keep his four year old pupils interested and […]
You haven’t seen cute until you’ve seen this. Who could forget the emotional cocktail that was equal parts excitement and nervousness on the first day of school? Some parents made the brilliant decision to interview their kids about getting ready for their big day. To boot, there are some follow-up interviews when the kids get […]
The first day of school is an important moment for teachers and students. For first-year teachers like Michelle, a recent NYU School of Education graduate, this day holds even more meaning. Michelle describes her excitement and nerves about starting.
For many Americans, the thought of college tuition is daunting, but there’s a program sweeping the nation to ease the financial burdens and allow more students to get a higher education. The College Promise Campaign is a national initiative to build support for funding the first two years of community college. The goal is to […]
Inclusion Films, started by veteran filmmaker Joey Travolta (brother of actor John Travolta) in 2007, is a teaching studio for aspiring filmmakers with developmental disabilities. Students build sets, edit footage, act in projects, and are involved in every aspect of the filmmaking process. The program encourages independence, self-confidence, communication, and collaboration through acting and digital […]
BUILD is a non-profit organization that uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of the youth who are most at-risk of dropping out of high school. More specifically, BUILD supplements traditional education with the skills to develop and run their own small businesses. BUILD was established in 1999 in the San Francisco Bay Area and has […]
SoulPancake partnered with their friends at California Casualty to surprise some incredible teachers with a message from their students. They invited 5 teachers to talk about the challenges of teaching. What teachers didn’t know was that they also invited some of their students to say what they think of their teachers. Because being a teacher is […]
It was only a few decades ago when the only way to send someone a message was with a letter. For years, high school teacher Bruce Farrer has been giving his students the same assignment. He had them write their future selves a letter that he said he would deliver 20 years later. Most kids […]
Graduation season is nearing its end. For a truly unique graduation speech, Improv Everywhere set up a graduation ceremony in Bryant Park and then asked passersby to be the special commencement speaker. See what they had to say.
Graduating from high school is always an exciting moment in a person’s life. But the ceremony, why does it always have to be so boring and dull? It’s like speech after speech, and then there’s another speech. Well the graduating class of Hawaii’s Kahuku High and Intermediate School decided to shake things up, literally. They […]
Across the world, the English language is a highly sought after social skill, one that most of us who grow up in a country where it is our native language take it for granted. It’s the most commonly studied second language in non-English speaking nations. It’s also a wonderful tool for understanding much of the […]
Everybody knows that teachers make a huge difference in our lives. Yet less than 10% of top-tier undergrads express any interest in teaching as a career. Without more young people going into the field of education, it is a real possibility that some children will grow up without the impactful influence of great teachers in […]
Mrs. Flexer has been a teacher for 41 years, and on her final day, Kid President helped throw a surprise party for her with all of her old students. This video is a great reminder how teaching is not just a profession. It is a calling. Watching this brings back so many memories of the […]
Every day, kids see bullying. And how you respond can make an impact on bullying over time. That’s the philosophy Joshua Romano, the principal of Murdock Middle/High School in Winchendon, MA lives by. When he recently caught wind that a few students were mocking classmates’ looks, sexual orientation, and athletic ability on Twitter, Romano took […]
Imagine sitting under the glaring sun reading a book without a tree for shade. According to Green Peace, every two seconds, an area of forest the size of a football pitch is lost due to logging or destructive practices. Publishing company Pequeño Editor created a hand-stitched children’s book made from acid-free paper, ecological ink and […]