The work of teachers does not stop at imparting knowledge; it goes beyond education.
They are in charge of more than a simple academic enrichment. They have a versatile role in students’ lives. And in order to be great educators, they need to learn to connect with their apprentices and reach them at multiple levels because the best teachers are committed to their students’ well-being both in and out of the classroom.
Through building strong relationships, educators can impact virtually every aspect of a student’s life, teaching them the essential life lessons that will help them succeed beyond the duties and standardized tests.
Although it is not always easy to change a student’s life, which is why it takes a great teacher to do so, some need an extra push while some need little guidance. To do it all, a teacher must be highly motivated and inspire students to grow themselves.
So, if you are an educator looking for some serious inspiration and motivation to make you remember why you got into teaching and what approach you should take in the near future, then this post is meant – just for you.
Herein, we have enlisted some of the best inspirational and motivational videos for teachers by amazing experts, leaders and teachers.
What makes a good teacher great? | Azul Terronez | TEDxSantoDomingo
Watch this TEDx talk by Azul Terronez, the author of the best-selling book “The art of Apprenticeship.” He has coached teachers and school leaders worldwide in Spain, Chile, Canada, India, United States and China.
In this talk, he discusses the importance of getting an answer from the kids themselves, for the question: What makes a good teacher great? For more than two decades, he has been asking the same question to kids and collected 26,000 responses from 8 different schools, and patterns have emerged.
Best Motivational Speaker for Teachers | Professional Development | Jeremy Anderson
Jeremy Anderson, a Leading Expert, Author and one of the Premier Motivational Speakers in the educational arena, in this speech, highlights the challenges a child or teacher faces and how teachers take advantage of the unique opportunity to change a child’s life forever, leaving aside their hardships.
Every Kid Needs a Champion | Rita Pierson
A teacher for 40 years, Rita Pierson, in her speech, gives a rousing call to all educators to believe in their students and connect with them on a real, human and personal level.
Dalton Sherman Keynote Speech
Watch 9-year-old Dalton Sherman draw 20,000 adults’ attention and hold them in the palm of his hand, by his inspiring and insightful speech, written by Jon Dahlander, spokesperson for Dallas ISD, and was given in 2008 to the teachers and staff of the Dallas Texas school district.
Expecting More from Teaching: Deanna LeBlanc at TEDxUniversityofNevada
Deanna LeBlanc was the 2012 Teacher of the Year for the State of Nevada. In this talk, she discusses how teachers need to expect more from themselves and those around them.
Teachers Need Real Feedback
A talk by Bill gates explains that with no feedback and no coaching, there is just no way for teachers to improve. He suggests that even great teachers can get better by smart feedback and lays out a program.
Because of a Teacher (A Tribute to All of Those Making a Difference)
Have a look at this teacher appreciation video. This video highlights how a person succeeds through the guidance of their teacher.
NEA’s Lily Eskelsen García on What Teachers Do
Watch, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García explain the vital work of public-school teachers at the Campaign for America’s Future Awards Gala on October 27, 2015, in Washington, where she received one of the organization’s Progressive Champion awards.
Check out this video based on The Dot, a 2003 picture book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds about a girl named Vashti who discovers her artistic talent because of her teachers’ unique approach.
SlamNation: Taylor Mali – “What Teachers Make”
Take a look at this video based on Taylor Mali’s poem “What Teachers Make”. He is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn who has been teaching spoken word workshops throughout the world since 2000.
Heart of a teacher
Watch this video featuring a great collection of inspiring and motivating quotes for teachers.
Steve Spangler – How to be an Amazing Teacher
Watch Steve Spangler teach teachers, and people in general, how to create memorable learning experiences with fun and eye-catching science demonstrations. See Steve in action to show teachers how to be unique with amusing scientific demonstrations.
Hey teachers, do you have a favourite video that you always watch to inspire yourself to be better tomorrow after a long day of teaching? Please share it in the comments!