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Giving thanks (and funds) to great teachers

A new website is soliciting stories of peoples’ most life-changing teachers, while also donating money to classrooms in need.

My Teacher, My Hero is an online repository of videos of everyone from college students to city schools Chancellor Joel Klein raving about a teacher who changed their life. Anyone who submits a video is given a $25 “giving card” that they can donate to a particular teacher’s project listed on donorschoose.org.

So far, the site’s video collection runs the gamut from Howard Stern talking about the college professor who encouraged his writing to NYC chief school officer Eric Nadelstern remembering his rambunctious school days at P.S. 8. Ivana Trump also makes an appearance, but she spent her youth training to be an Olympic skier and can’t recall any of her teachers.

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