Monday, September 5, 2011

Thanks, Mr. Zelnis! You Made A Difference!

Dave Coverly, creator of the comic strip "Speed Bump", is a Reuben Award winner for "Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year" and has had his work featured in over 400 newspapers and websites. Dave thanks his teacher, Mr. Zelnis, of Plainwell High School.

The "You Made A Difference" campaign is an effort to let teachers know how they have made a difference in former students' lives by allowing those former students to thank their teachers by writing a note or uploading a public video to Facebook or YouTube. The campaign was launched by HuffPost Education blogger Scott Janssen, who in June wrote a post arguing that Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake's Bad Teacher movie wrongly blames the plight and failure of American schools on poor performing teachers.