Baltimore’s Chalkboard Champion Wyatt Oroke

Any teacher who needs a reminder about why we do the work we do can take a look at this video of middle school teacher Wyatt Oroke from Baltimore, Maryland. This chalkboard champion teaches humanities to eighth graders at City Springs Middle School. Wyatt attended a taping of the Ellen Degeneres show last October, where he was surprised to find himself seated in the interview chair. He shared his passion for teaching, expressed his love for his students, and described his goals for their success. “What happens in classrooms today impacts what happens in the world tomorrow,” says Wyatt. “If you fill your classroom with love today, you’re going to fill the world with love tomorrow.” Take a look:

To read more about this amazing educator and his students, click on this article published in Education PostWyatt Oroke 1, or this one in the Baltimore SunWyatt Oroke 2.