Episode 17: Appreciating Teachers with a Little Bamboo

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

It’s teacher appreciation week and this episode is all about Darrin sharing stories and the impacts that teachers have had on him. Listen in as I tell the story of Chinese bamboo, changing schools as a 2nd grader with 5 weeks left in the school year, and much more. That, plus your #PepTalk on this week’s show. MORE EPISODES

Treasure Our Teachers Blog Series

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

Treasure Our Teachers Blog Series Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Let’s treasure our teachers and show our gratitude for the educators who have shaped us! There is no better time to thank a former teacher than right now. This blog series shares letters from 5 current educators addressed to their former teachers, thanking them for the lasting impact they’ve made on … Read More

A Teacher’s Impact Can Transcend Generations

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: A teacher’s impact on the lives of their students can transcend generations. Don’t lose sight of the fact that though they may not be tangible, we are making positive impacts on lives every single day. I wanted to be a teacher my entire life. I have memories as early as kindergarten, coming home from school and teaching my stuffed … Read More


Jason LimBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: There were a lot of teachers that influenced me and the teacher that I am today. My strongest memories are from the relationships I had with teachers, not the content I learned. Teachers that showed empathy, compassion, and how to be a good human are what resonated with me. Greetings and salutations everyone.  The Teach Better team came up … Read More

Thanking a Teacher

Susan JachymiakBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: A teacher can reignite a passion for teaching and learning by believing in you and caring about you. Read an appreciation letter to Dr. Cullen for making such an impact on Susan’s life. You are strongly encouraged to thank a teacher this week to let them know of their impact. Growing up, I was fortunate to have amazing teachers … Read More