Poet Angelou encourages educators at ASCD conference

03/18/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Educators were urged to persevere in the profession -- with sass, passion and humor, among other things, by poet Maya Angelou during her address at the ASCD 68th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show this weekend in Chicago. Angelou shared with attendees her gratitude for educators and told stories of how many of people influenced her throughout her life. Angelou asked the educators to be aware of the sacrifices others make, be grateful even during difficult times, and to have courage, Melissa Greenwood, SmartBrief's senior education editor, writes in this blog post.

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