Teachers give their students a boost of confidence when they really need one, extra help when they’re having trouble, a welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control—and although students and parents know they can’t ever thank teachers enough, they can take a moment to share their appreciation for the special educators in their schools. National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May. This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is the first full week in May of each year. Join NEA and the National PTA in saying “thank you” to teachers in your community with these free downloadable posters, decorations, student-made gifts and cards, and other, no-prep resources.
In 1951, a football game inspired what would become a landmark study in psychology. Dartmouth opposed Princeton in a brutal end-of-season match that yielded a broken nose, a broken leg, and a flurry of penalties. The game's lack of sportsmanship became the topic of much public debate, with each side blaming the other for the lack of civility on the field.
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What do diverse schools and school systems do to move from being desegregated to being truly integrated? RIDES (Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools) provides a curated set of links to resources for supporting deeper work in each of the seven areas on the Systemic Improvement Map developed by Harvard Graduate School of Education.