A Teacher's Ultimatum Drives Student's Success

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/149324257/149331716" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Vietnam Vet Teaches More Than The Alphabet

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/147296022/147442454" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of his former English teacher, Antero Garcia. At 22, Alvarez still hopes to get his GED. StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption StoryCorps

Dropout Has Thanks, Not Blame, For Teacher

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/145870103/146051952" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Peace Game Puts 'Weight Of The World' On Students

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/144212037/144248278" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Meliza Arellano (right) is now an 11th grader at Democracy Prep in New York City. Her seventh-grade teacher, Sarah Benko, inspired her to want to become a teacher. StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption StoryCorps

Teacher Pushed Struggling Student To Honors

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142813016/142821433" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ayodeji Ogunniyi and his father, Abimbola "Yinka" Ogunniyi, at their first American home in South Holland, Ill., in 1993.

Ayodeji Ogunniyi hide caption

toggle caption Ayodeji Ogunniyi

From Pre-Med To Teacher: A New Kind Of Healing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141779097/141838008" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Al Siedlecki (left) and Lee Buono speak at the launch of StoryCorps' National Teachers Initiative at the White House. AJ Chavar /StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption AJ Chavar /StoryCorps

Life Lessons Learned: The National Teachers Initiative

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140773185/140783768" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript