Teacher’s journey to discover what sticks with students

Florida teacher of fifteen years, David Menasche, has brain cancer in advanced stages. At the end of years of treatment, he’s decided to spend what are likely his last days traveling the country, meeting his former students. He wants to see what became of them and find out what kind of difference he made in their lives.

This is an amazing venture, and his video is worth watching for the example it sets of strength of human spirit. It’s also interesting, because of what he finds about the difference his students tell him he made for them, or at least what they remember of it. What does this say about measuring good teaching? How do students’ memories of us years correlate to the impact we had on them, both while we were teaching them and long term? I hope we’ll hear a lot more from Menasche about what he finds.

Watch a quick news segment about him here: CLICK

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