• Twitter was filled with moving #ThankATeacher messages today for National Teacher Day. (Twitter)
  • A former student of beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak, who died today, recalls him. (MakerBot)
  • In a recent interview, Sendak praised children’s complexity and was curmudgeonly. (Colbert Nation)
  • In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, a compendium of quotations about teaching. (Answer Sheet)
  • We’re remembering some of our favorite teachers, and asking readers to do the same. (GS Facebook)
  • A city teacher praises a math coach who helped him along by teaching without teaching. (Jose Vilson)
  • Mayor Bloomberg thanks one of his teachers for making history come alive and feel relevant. (YouTube)
  • A principal asks why the USDOE would hold charter school week during teacher week. (Practical Theory)
  • And a teacher laments the evaluation focus of John King’s appreciation letter. (Miss Eyre/NYC Educator)
  • Pop star Justin Bieber has graduated from high school, but he’s not headed to college. (People)
  • A Pearson vice president says she supports cares about assessment as a mom, too. (Pearson FWD)
  • Technologists painted a picture of the computer-aided testing of the future. (Curriculum Matters)
  • Bayside High School is holding an open house tomorrow — to recruit students for 2013. (GS Calendar)
  • A longtime parent activist and educational advocate is the new head of the city YMCA. (MarketWatch)