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Fund for Teachers is a national nonprofit that awards grants for self-designed fellowships to America's most innovative preK-12 teachers. This is a podcast to elevate these public/private/charter school educators as inspiring architects of their careers, classrooms and school communities.

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Fund for Teachers is a national nonprofit that awards grants for self-designed fellowships to America's most innovative preK-12 teachers. This is a podcast to elevate these public/private/charter school educators as inspiring architects of their careers, classrooms and school communities.

    Following a Daughter's Example/Fellowship

    Following a Daughter's Example/Fellowship

    Teaching is a family business for this mother and daughter. When Daneé Pinckney was a student, her mom, Gail Bowers-Craig, enrolled in night school to earn a degree in education. In fact, Daneé says much of what she learned about teaching was from watching and listening to her mother in those years of study. It was Daneé, however, who blazed the Fund for Teachers trail. Last summer, Daneé used her $5,000 grant to research the ancestry of Black America through Benin, Ghana, and the To...

    • 25 min
    Spies Like Us

    Spies Like Us

    Virigina Hall studied at Radcliffe College and Barnard College (the women’s colleges of Harvard and Columbia) and spoke three languages. She served as a consular clerk in Poland and Turkey, where a hunting accident required an amputation below the knee.Noor Inayat Kahn studied child psychology at the Sorbonne and music at the Paris Conservatory. The daughter of Sufi Muslims, she was described as quiet, shy, sensitive, and dreamy.Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer and a...

    • 31 min
    Experiencing WWII Death Camps to Empower Students

    Experiencing WWII Death Camps to Empower Students

    A 2022 piece by National Public Radio cited Anne Frank as “the most famous young author of all time,” as her diary, translated into more than 65 languages, is one of the most widely read books in the world. One such reader was Nikia Garland. Now a 24-year veteran teacher at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, she was once a sixth grader at nearby Farrington Elementary Shool where she picked up the autobiography – never thinking that Anne wouldn’t survive. That surprising conclusion...

    • 25 min
    Completing Your 2024 Grant Application with Clarity and Confidence

    Completing Your 2024 Grant Application with Clarity and Confidence

    Spotify annually sends out its wrap up of your listening habits for the year and Fund for Teachers received a similar one for our podcast. The most downloaded podcast of our year was with today's guest. Stephanie Ascherl is our chief of staff and has been a program officer, as well. Because that episode was SO popular, we're bringing Stephanie back for another edition of "Tips you need to know when completing your grant application." We wanted to produce this podcast at this time as teachers ...

    • 29 min
    Lessons from Frogger & a Fellowship in Vietnam

    Lessons from Frogger & a Fellowship in Vietnam

    Lhisa Almashy has amassed many accomplishments in her 28-year career teaching English as a Second Language (or ESOL): a master’s degree in education from the University of San Francisco; a doctorate in Leadership and Learning In Organizations from Vanderbilt; award member from and board member of Learning for Justice, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education for the State of Florida and Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award for Palm Beach County among them. But an accomplishment one...

    • 32 min
    Exploring Ethiopia

    Exploring Ethiopia

    When preparing to interview Fellows for this podcast, I’ll do a little research to provide listeners with some context. Usually, that Google search yields LinkedIn accounts, local media coverage, and sometimes statistics from high school glory days. With today’s guest, I ended up on IMDB -- an online database of information related to films, television series, and streaming content online.My curiosity was piqued.Today we’re learning from Gabe Staino – who has taught for 12 years, both interna...

    • 26 min

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Amazing inspiration

If you are any type of educator looking for inspiration or just in need of some good news in the world, look no further! Listen to these amazing interviews with teachers that will certainly brighten your day and bring new knowledge into your heart and mind!

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The best teachers around!

Fund For Teachers if unique among organizations that spport teacher learning. They respect teachers as professionals who know best what will help them grow as educators. Too often teachers are told what professional development they need. They are ordered to attend lecture style trainings designed and led by consultants and academics who have only limited and long ago classroom experience, if they were ever teacher at all.

These are the stories of teachers who are constanly striving to become better. The best teachers are those whose love for their subject and belief in what their students can accomplish guide every decision. Thank you Fund For Teachers for showing what it means to treat teachers as the higly skilled and thoughful professionals they are.

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