When I first walked in to my son’s elementary school library, I expected to see shelves of books and a chart about the Dewey Decimal System. What I found was so much more. I saw Kindergartners testing speed with pulleys and ramps, 3rd graders writing code and 5th graders building simple machines. In a school of 500 racially and economically diverse kids, I saw children being inspired through creative uses of technology and hands-on learning.
What teacher has inspired you or a child you know? Tell us below and you can win two $50 Amazon gift cards: one for a teacher of your choice and one for you to keep!
Though budgets have been cut and school librarians have been fired, I am thankful to librarian Mrs. Latimer for going above and beyond to engage these kids with an active place of learning and exploration.
We know that Mrs. Latimer is just one of the many amazing teachers out there. There are English teachers who foster love of reading, math teachers who make word problems understandable and science teachers who explain the wonders of the world. So many teachers who show children that their life's possibilities are endless.
We wish we could thank them all.
This Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6), please join us in showing our teachers how wonderful they are. Nominate your favorite teacher and tell us why he or she has inspired you or a child you know. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card for a teacher of their choice and another $50 Amazon gift card to keep.
There are two ways to enter:
Simply comment below to tell us the name of your favorite teacher and why he or she is so amazing.
Tweet about the giveaway: Make sure to include the name of a teacher who inspired you or someone you know!
Click here to Tweet: "Thx to my fave teacher: Ms./Mr.____ on #TeacherAppreciationDay! Entering the @SheSpeaksUp giveaway! bit.ly/1SXAmnL"
*One lucky commenter or Tweeter will be chosen at random to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. SheSpeaks will also send a $50 Amazon gift card to a teacher of the winner's choice. Winner must provide an email address or mailing address for the teacher so that SheSpeaks can send the gift card directly to him or her. Giveaway is open through May 8th, 2016 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.
Update: The winners are SheSpeaks member christinlilly and her favorite teacher Mrs. Tomlinson! Thanks to all for entering and congrats to them!