For those who think being an educator is just about teaching, what you do in your classrooms goes beyond the curriculum. Many valuable things you do every day go unnoticed. It’s hard for you to manage not only your classrooms, but sometimes your well-being, as you face more challenges than ever before.

The strength we see in you every day is not only the knowledge you share, but it’s your determination to provide students with quality education so they can have more opportunities in their lives. You strive to inspire, show compassion, stay positive, and stand as the foundation for student success. No matter what obstacles you face, you take the time to prepare and improve your craft. You can become a student yourself, adopting new teaching methods from your peers or researching new tools to help your classroom stay engaged and excited.

A great teacher is a great artist, and teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. - John Steinbeck

This World Teachers’ Day, we want to say “thank you” to all the educators who inspired us to reach further and let our voices be heard. We can all remember a teacher who helped unlock our inner abilities and shape who we are, and the video below is another one of those great stories.

Watch the video to see how Mr. Potter unlocked Lisa’s creativity as a student and inspired her to become a teacher herself.