Our job, state Teacher of the Year says, is to ‘get that flame to ignite’

For National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day, we visited Wisconsin’s 2017 Teacher of the Year Chris Gleason in his Sun Prairie classroom. We found that the inspiration he provides his students daily is infectious!

“There is this urge and desire to learn. It’s natural,” Chris Gleason says of students. “What we need to do as educators is light that fire, to get that flame to ignite through curiosity, instrinsic motivation and making real connections with students.”

Find out more at weac.org/appreciation and be sure to use the hashtag #ThankATeacher.

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