Television’s biggest awards night — the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards — recently honored the best actors, writers, and shows in U.S. television programming. It got us thinking: What would it look like if we honored teachers the same way we celebrate amazing shows?
Teachers are the OG when it comes to mind-expanding entertainment! They engage us, challenging our brains to work inside and outside the classroom, and help us learn how to think critically about the world and our relationship to it.
We thought it would be amazing if there were an Emmys for teaching. That got us wondering what kind of categories would be on the ballot. So naturally, we asked the people most in the know: teachers. Here are some of their award-winning answers!
1. Most dramatic read aloud 2. Most engaging lesson 3. Most creative use of basic supplies 👩🏫😜— Haley Crampton (@haley_crampton) September 20, 2019
Best heart award! You know the teachers who really care about their students.— kimberlee axtell (@AxtellKimberlee) September 21, 2019
Best response to an unusual situation.— Tara Ballard (@T_Ballard_Teach) September 20, 2019
Best Teacher Voice. Best creative consequences. Best Classroom Visuals.— April Myres (@amyres11) September 21, 2019
Best in Vintage. I’m 20 years in and love my vinyl albums, record player, & vintage mailbox as much as my doc camera and modern tech. pic.twitter.com/lFksxjIhfO— Adrienne Ella (@Adriennella) September 23, 2019
Best at including ALL students into their room and lessons— Rachel Yalcin (@RachelYalcin) September 20, 2019
Best at thinking on your feet…….— Katieburk07 (@katieburk07) September 20, 2019
Best Mentor for new teachers. I just started teaching 5 years ago and know how important mentors are in your first few years in the classroom. I teach MS students with emotional and behavior problems. https://t.co/CPfkXRbBtG— Janet Torrance (@JJT_Speducating) September 20, 2019
Best Repurposing of Materials (aka teacher hack to save money!)— Gretch Gx (@artismyjam) September 20, 2019
Most Patient, Best High Fives, Most Courteous Colleague— Jenn White (@Teacherluvscats) September 21, 2019
Most graceful handling of passing gas by a fifth grader.— Lynn Simpson (@Giraffiesaurus) September 21, 2019
Passionate and Committed Teacher— Safa Jaber (@aamy4ever) September 21, 2019
Longest time to hold your bladder https://t.co/OzZsiiTu4M— KHoss (@HossieHaase) September 21, 2019
What do you think of these categories? What’s missing from the ballot? Share with us on Twitter.
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