One little action can make a big difference.
We all have a duty to do the right thing—but in an unfair world, it's easy for an act of courage to go unnoticed. One place the hero often goes unsung is in the classroom. The Barbara Henry Courage in Teaching Award exists to sing the praises of those teachers who take risks, commit acts of great courage, and do the right thing on the day-to-day. Learn more about Barbara Henry's story—and why we do what we do—at the link below.
This one's for those who go against the grain.
We all know people who have stuck their necks out for someone else. We've all had a teacher who's advocated for us or taught us about self-advocacy. We want you to tell us about those teachers. All it takes to nominate someone is an essay—in your own personal style—about an act of courage they've made this year. If your nominee wins, they'll receive public recognition for the impact they've made as well as a monetary award—because we all know teachers don't get paid what they deserve.
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Let's face it—the news cycle is full of negativity. It's hard to keep up with all that. But there are lots of amazing things going on in the world every day, too. Follow us to hear more stories about positive change, acts of kindness, and strides toward equality. We'll update the blog whenever we hear something good—we'll never spam you or sell your personal information. Stay up to date or submit your own story at the link below.
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The Barbara Henry Courage in Teaching Award was created and is maintained by volunteers. The monetary amount we're able to award the winner during each annual cycle depends on the support we receive from you. Visit our donation page to learn more about our values, our board of directors, and how the money is used. Thank you for your dedication to the immeasurable positive change that courageous teaching can make.