NPR’s 50 Great Teachers Project Kicks Off Today

October 29, 2014

Do you know a great teacher? It may be time to let NPR know.

This morning, NPR kicked off its 50 Great Teachers Project, which highlights teachers who have made an impact on history with their teaching. The year-long project will include profiles, personal stories and feature pieces of teachers and the teaching profession.

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“Socrates” by Ben Crowe is licensed under CC by 2.0

First up is Socrates, the Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Western philosophy. Reporter Eric Westervelt visited two schools in the San Francisco area who use the Socratic method, a dialogue-based instruction method Socrates championed with his students more than 2,000 years ago.

NPR is accepting submissions; submit yours by emailing npred@npr.org with 500 words about the teacher who changed your life.

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