Randi spoke fondly of his physics teacher in high school, Mr. Tibbell, who would give the class assignments such as explaining why this example device (a perpetual motion machine) would or wouldn't work. Randi called him "my Carl Sagan" because of the curiosity he inspired and for the gift of teaching HOW to think rather than WHAT to think.
Did you have a teacher that did the same? What was special about them that inspired you? We'd like to hear your stories about how a teacher inspired your thinking about the world and appreciation for science. This is your opportunity to honor those who were influential to you.
Or, are YOU a teacher that had an experience with a student that allowed you to witness the "light bulb turning on". What works to reach kids?
Send your remembrances to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may print your story.