Once Upon A School
Most TED fans -- who also dig the world of classrooms and teachers, especially those with edu-blogs -- have already taken note of 2008 TED Prize winner Dave Eggers' "Once Upon a School" challenge wish. Put simply:
He called upon every adult to bring their time, skill, and energy to bear on the lives of students. In collaboration with teachers and schools around the world, people are making his wish a reality.
The 1,000 Teachers Project
253 Teachers & Counting
Check out "the teachers" link to hear the voices of the individuals who have thus far been inspired to enter the classroom as teachers in part because of Taylor's work, words, & wisdom.
Here's #253, FYI:
Re-Wiring Our Storytelling Instincts
In a day and age when its ever-so-tempting to re-play the "half of all teachers quit in 5 years" stat over and over, perhaps we'd be better served by shifting gears to focus on those that are entering (and choosing to stay in or return to) the classroom in spite of the challenges and stat-counters.