After 14 years in the classroom, I became a consultant, speaker and author. I gave up my own classroom to dedicate my life to making it easier for other teachers to work effectively in theirs.

At the root of everything I do is a profound respect and appreciation for teachers and the challenges they face.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, here are my five favorite posts on why teachers matter:

Teachers Matter

12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers

There is No Lesson Plan for Tragedy – Teachers, You KNOW What to Do

The Courage to Teach

Celebrating Teachers – A Collection of Online Resources