posts tagged with Teachers

Vote now for your school: Countless Possibilities

playground_0733_155064195_155064196_165857251.jpg.jpeg Think back to elementary school…what do you remember most?

Likely, there’s a favorite teacher who stands out. Teachers are a guiding force in many young lives, and their tireless efforts can make all the difference.

This holiday season, FedEx is honoring teachers and the difference they make in our schools and communities. With the help of online voters across the U.S., we will be providing supplies and grants to three schools nominated by Teach For America teachers.

By simply watching the five submission videos...

Hands-On Inspiration on World Teacher’s Day

Rhonda-at-FedEx-Terminal.gif What does owning a small transportation business and teaching K-5 at a progressive magnet school have in common?

A lot, according to Disney.

When Disney was looking to improve its Youth Education Services (YES) program—a program offered to students and teachers across the country as a hands-on educational field trip at Disney World—they approached Rhonda Adams. Rhonda is a teacher at the Gibbs Magnet School of International Studies and Foreign Languages in Little Rock, Ark., who has very successfully incorporated hands-on experiences from her small transportation business into her students’ educational activities. Some of the YES curriculum this year is a direct result of Rhonda’s input, which emphasizes the interconnection of her experiences as a teacher and a small-business owner...

[Video] Teach for America

...My daughter is a teacher and my wife and I have spent time in her classroom. I have a special spot in my heart for teachers and I am very proud of the Teach for America program and the role FedEx plays in classrooms across the country...

Why I Teach

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...My parents grew up in rural villages in Mexico, where access to education was very limited – my mother only went to school up to the fourth grade, and my father only finished middle school. Throughout my childhood, I witnessed my parents face difficulties making ends meet. When faced with those challenges, they emphasized to me and my siblings that education would be our way to a better life.

With the support of my family and dedicated teachers, I graduated high school with honors and was the first person in my immediate family to be accepted into college. In 2009, I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. It was a momentous achievement, both for me and my family.

Teaching has been, and continues to be, incredibly challenging and rewarding. I am inspired and driven by the belief that every child deserves an excellent education and that every child...