Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales

101 Inspirational Stories from Great Teachers and Appreciative Students

Laugh and cry reading these 101 stories about the heart and soul of teaching in these inspirational Teacher Tales!

You won’t be able to put down these stories about new and experienced teachers, tough kids and sweet kids, funny and embarrassing moments, amazing connections and relationships, and all the ups and downs of being a teacher today. Read about:

  • accidentally showing topless dancers in an educational video about Paris
  • making students “rent” their seats to teach them real-world budgeting
  • rescuing an injured child on a field trip and then being surrounded by state troopers as a suspected pedophile
  • helping a second grade student write letters to her soldier father and watching their tearful reunion
  • giving an award for academic achievement to a student who is headed for prison
  • hitting a 9-year-old bike rider and years later having him in class
  • making up math raps for inner city students
  • and 94 more great stories!

Photograph by Derek Smith

Jack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Photograph by Susan Morrow