Educators need to tap into students' passions and create authentic learning moments tied to the real world, says Andrew Franz (NY ’17).
Once a year, English teacher Lauren Jensen (NY '15) invites former students in to lead her class: "It enriches my teaching."
Jayda Pugliese (PA ’16) traveled halfway around the world to share her STEM expertise with teachers in the Middle East.
Dr. Manuel Rustin (CA '11) created his class on hip-hop culture to help students relate to American history: "The traditional material isn't designed to empower students from marginalized communities."
Gina Benz (SD '15) is helping her district tackle its looming teacher shortage with a new dual-enrollment pathway for aspiring educators.
Angie Besendorfer (MO '96) shares the inspirational message she received in 1992 from the late First Lady Barbara Bush.
Jordan McGaughey (MO '17) drew on important Milken Educator Awards themes when he addressed new educators at his alma mater's hooding ceremony.
The Milken Educator Award helped Melanie Alfaro (NM '17) realize a longtime dream: creating a scholarship for outstanding student-athletes.
Eric Crouch's students use their storytelling and video skills to create a unique Mother's Day greeting.
Meghan LeFevers (NC '17) and student Aubrey Bridges travel the country together to change educators’ attitudes about students with disabilities.
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