Almost everyone can credit at least one teacher who has served as inspiration to pave a new path, follow a dream or fight for the impossible. With incredible patience and compassion, teachers grow our next generation. As a daughter and granddaughter of teachers and superintendents, I’ve seen firsthand the patience, perseverance and love teachers bring to their classroom daily, and I’ve experienced the difference it makes in students’ lives.
Today marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, a time for communities to celebrate their own classroom heroes. Here at Discovery, we strive to celebrate our teachers throughout the year, but we’re excited to present “A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson” , a webcast streaming tonight at 7pm ET with Discovery Education. Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. His 2006 TED Talk is the most viewed in Ted’s history, and in 2011, he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine.
We hope you’ll join us for an inspiring conversation with Robinson, and after, get a few laughs with our Tanked and HowStuff Works stars, who share why they love their teachers in these videos. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!