A Teacher Appreciation Story that Inspires

A Teacher Appreciation Story that Inspires

Апрель 30, 2009

Sometimes, it takes a life-changing event to spur people to action. Dr. Lee Buono, a neurosurgeon from Medford, Burlington County, was encouraged by one of his patients to thank Albert Siedlecki, the teacher who inspired him to become a neurosurgeon. In the 1980s, Mr. Siedlecki taught Dr. Buono how to dissect a frogs brain. Nearly 20 years later, Dr. Buono is saving lives. Watch their story.

May 3-9, 2009 is Teacher Appreciation Week — a great time to celebrate the achievements of New Jerseys teachers. This week and every week NJEA is working to highlight the stories of teachers and educational support professionals who are making a difference in the lives of students. Watch Classroom Close-up, NJ on NJN or online to hear more stories of educators making a difference.

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8:54 The Valedictorian Speech that will change your life

The Valedictorian Speech that will change your life

A speech of a lifetime and life itself comedically written and presented by Valedictorian Carl Aquino, a 2010 graduate from West Hall High School. He humorously relates the four years of high school to a rubix cube with some music in the background.

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7:49 Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson

Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

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3:15 Powerful Inspirational true story...Never give up!

Powerful Inspirational true story...Never give up!

When you Don't give up..You cannot fail!!
More on that at my newest website: http://connielynne.net

I want to say a BIG thank you to 'everyone' who has commented on the inspiration that they've received from this video. When I put this video together I was following my heart to inspire 'Whoever' might be discouraged to... "Not Give Up!"

However, I have received the most from this posting. I have been blessed from the countless strangers who have directly (or indirectly) motivated me to continue forward.

I did not know when I posted this video that 'exactly a year after posting this video that I would experience a tragic loss. Life has a strange way of holding us up in our time of need.

May we all spread the message of hope
"Don't Give Up"!

Warmest wishes, Connie Lynne

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3:13 Do you Teach or Do you Educate?

Do you Teach or Do you Educate?

"Education is not the filling of a vessel, but the kindling of a flame." — Socrates

Credit must go to Conjure One for the soundtrack — used without their permission. I made this using iMovie as part of a digital literacy program for teachers at the Foothill College Krauss Center for Innovation in Los Altos, CA. All the pictures I took on campus. Please feel free to use this video in any way wish so long as it is used to inspire others to educate!

Please feel free to use this video for any purposes that promote the discussion (and critique) of what it means to teach, educate, inspire, and otherwise prepare our young people to contribute to and help build a future with increasing promise for humankind.

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7:11 The Teacher of the Year

The Teacher of the Year

Rebecca Mieliwocki earned the title of Teacher of the Year. This inspiring educator told Ellen about her experience at the White House and talking to President Obama about parenting. Ellen couldn't help but give this fantastic teacher an amazing surprise!

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2:17 Plastic surgeon wants law to protect Jamaicans

Plastic surgeon wants law to protect Jamaicans

ONE of the island's top plastic surgeons is advocating the establishment of a specialist registry in light of a significant increase in the demand for body contour surgeries across the island.

Senior plastic surgeon at the University Hospital of the West Indies Dr Guyan Arscott also wants the Government to format legislation that would facilitate this registry, something, he said, the Jamaica Medical Council has been working on for some time now.

The issue came to the fore at yesterday's Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange where Arscott told reporters that legislation to decide who can perform this procedure does not exist.

Body contour surgery, Arscott said, includes surgery on the breast, liposuction of the stomach, back, buttocks, and thighs, among other areas.

“If we try to educate the public of what is available then they have a choice, and if I tell you that we have a training programme at the university with doctors...then the patient at least has a choice [about who operates on them], ” he said.

“Not only can any other doctor go out there and inject whatever, but there are instances in this country where non-doctors and in fact even non-nurses fly into this country and inject all sorts of materials into buttocks all over the place, ” Dr Arscott told editors and reporters at the Exchange held at the newspaper's Beechwood Avenue headquarters in Kingston.

“We are familiar with prostheses, implants, knee joints and so on, but the wave of interest in terms of body contour surgery has sort of increased. I know in France they were using non-medical grade silicone to inject. We have had patients, when they come with these complications you can't get it out. They're just going to leak pus for months and years, ” Dr Arscott said.

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/front-page/botched-bodies-plastic-surgeon-wants-law-to-protect-jamaicans_172850?profile=1606

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3:47 If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching

If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching

In honor of teacher appreciation week, SoulPancake and Edutopia asked teachers to write a letter to themselves on their first day teaching. What teacher do you appreciate? Share this video with them to let them know #TeachersMatter!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from SoulPancake and Edutopia!

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4:37 The Power of One...

The Power of One...

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(The song used in this video is called "My Name is Lincoln" by Steve Jablonsky.)

Tyler Blaine Genneken was a young boy in Indiana, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the Summer of 2006. After a 40 month battle with Cancer, he lost his battle. He was just 14 years old. Before Tyler died, his story, and his request that others help him fight Cancer, resulted in thousands of units of blood being donated— and to date, more than 3, 570 people joining "Be The Match" Bone Marrow Registry in Tyler's name. He is, and always will remain a Hero.

Visit http://www.TylerGenneken.com for more info.

PLEASE join the National Bone Marrow Registry at http://join.marrow.org/tyler — it only requires a simple cheek swab to be a hero to someone just like Tyler!

The POWER of ONE PERSON....YOU can make a difference. What are you waiting for?

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2:49 What Happened When Teachers Found Out How Students Felt About Them

What Happened When Teachers Found Out How Students Felt About Them

These students thought they were just being interviewed about their favorite teachers — but it would soon become so much more. https://www.youtube.com/user/aplusapp?sub_confirmation=1

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19:20 The ethical dilemma of a heart surgeon | Ferdinand R. Waldenberger | TEDxKlagenfurt

The ethical dilemma of a heart surgeon | Ferdinand R. Waldenberger | TEDxKlagenfurt

Ferdinand Waldenberger is a highly respected heart surgeon. On stage he perfectly describes what it feels like to carry the responsibility for another person´s life. He also gives valuable advice for those who want to heal on a clinical level and demonstrates that the line between bravery and stupidity can sometimes be very thin.

Maybe some of you might know the expression “To hold someone´s heart in your hand”. It is hard to imagine what it must feel like to be responsible for such an important organ. Ferdinand Waldenberger is Cardiac Surgeon, Associate Professor and Medical Director. Today he is Hospital Director at the Clinical Center in Klagenfurt. It is part of his job to handle dangerous and risky operations. He was part of the team for the first heart transplantation in 1984 and the first to successfully fulfill a heart transplantation on a newborn child. On top of that Ferdinand teaches at the University Steyr and the Medical School in Vienna.

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