The True Measure of a Teacher

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"In a country where most kids don’t finish school, one man took it upon himself to teach those who are left behind."

If you are a teacher, you owe it to yourself to read this article from HuffPostImpact. If you are a student who values learning, you owe it to yourself to read this article.

As teachers, we all know, that when it comes to judging our suitability to teach, we are often judged by our credentials. But students know that caring is the one credential that matters the most. Mohammed Ayub is a fireman in Islamabad, Pakistan. After working all day in his formal job, he teaches an informal school, helping students deprived of formal schooling learn to read, write, and prepare for government exams. Mr. Ayub is a teacher who cares, and the students who rely on his teaching are much the better for it.

Books at the Boundaries of the World

blogEntryTopperI’ve always been a big reader. I read everything I could get my hands on … sports, history, fiction, non-fiction. I usually had three or four books going at once. They sparked my curiosity, blazed new paths of learning, and painted a world of wondrous opportunity. Maybe that’s what resonated with me when I saw a great piece on Worldreader, a non-profit focused on putting books in the hands of students in distant reaches of the globe.
Read on, Macduff…