Mexico City science teacher Moises Vazquez has found a great way to lighten the mood in his classes and get students more relaxed and focused. He dresses up as Spider-Man.
Hey, kids, teachers, parents, and/or enthusiastic paper cutters! Here’s how to make Dia de Los Muertos Calaveras with just a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors. [Video by art instructor Jaime Shilen.]
The United States Postal Service picked the 87th conference of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to premiere its stamp honoring Jaime Escalante, the East Los high school math teacher who was the hero of the film Stand and Deliver.
Edward J. Olmos played Escalante in the film (video below).
(PNS reporting from HEREDIA, COSTA RICA) A business English language class at Intel, Inc. unanimously agreed in a recent questionnaire that teacher Bryan McNutt’s two strongest abilities are being a painfully oblivious gringo and poor wardrobe choices.
The group of six, who requested their names be withheld, filled out the survey about their teacher after complaints were filed about the quality of classes he was providing. A big part of the problem, one student explained, was McNutt’s sartorial choices.
“Every five seconds he’s grabbing his Ropa Americana and pants so they don’t fall down,” one student said. “Is it school policy for every teacher to look like a poorly-dressed Mormon missionary?”
Michael Montenegro takes us to MacArthur Park in Los Angeles to see the gigantic mural of an iconic public school teacher — Jaime Escalante — and the actor who portrayed him in Stand and Deliver, the homie Edward James Olmos.
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Somehow this scene from the sequel Stand and Deliver II never made it to the big screen. Gracias a elbatmanuel for the link!
My mom lit Shabbat candles every Friday night. She always closed her eyes and asked God to bless our grandparents, our parents, our aunts, our uncles, our brothers and sisters, our cousins and our friends. And right in there with friends and families and sisters and cousins she asked God to bless “our beloved teachers.” This video shows why.