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National Teacher Day: celebrating teaching today and everyday on YouTube

By Candice Meyers

Teaching Channel - Head of Product Development

In honor of National Teacher Day in the U.S. we've asked The Teaching Channel, one of our YouTube EDU partners, to help celebrate the educators in our lives.

While National Teacher Day in the U.S. is an important reminder of the invaluable contributions made by teachers, we celebrate great teaching everyday at Teaching Channel because there is so much to learn from inspiring teachers. Who hasn’t had that one teacher whom you will always remember?

What makes teachers inspiring is how they became experts -- the hours and years they've dedicated to improving their craft to benefit their students. Our mission is to capture their technique on video so that all teachers, new or seasoned, have a place to find inspiration. Just watch how math teacher Alex Kajitani uses rap to explain integers, or listen to music teacher Genein Letford trumpet Duke Ellington to explain similes.

Inspired teaching, like any great art, should be seen, so we’re pleased to share these great lessons with the world. You can subscribe to our channel and view these great lessons at www.youtube.com/teachingchannel. Teaching Channel lifts the curtain on inspiring classrooms not only on YouTube, but this summer at www.teachingchannel.org and on television this coming fall (stay tuned!).