Educators Day - Dr. George Henderson

Today we’re grabbing our books and pencils so we can learn! We know school is different now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still learn and celebrate our teachers. Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Dr. George Henderson. His hometown is Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Henderson moved to Oklahoma in 1967 to teach at the University of Oklahoma and became Oklahoma’s first distinguished professorship. Dr. Henderson is also a civil rights pioneer and has dedicated his life to achieving equality for all in education and life. He works diligently to keep education at the center of his efforts and his work. Dr. Henderson is also an author and dedicated speaker. You can learn more by reading Dr. Henderson’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

Oklahoma has so many wonderful educators and we want to share their stories with you! You can learn more about these Oklahoma educators on our website: Etta Dale, Burns Hargis, and so many more!


Movie Time! Educators always do their best to make things fun for us, right? We think this teacher really goes above and beyond in The Magic School Bus! You can stream that now! You can also watch one of our favorites go to school in Franklin.


Storytime! Did you know Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, also writes children’s books? You can hear Charlie Goes To School read aloud now.


Arts & Crafts! What makes school more fun? Giant pencils! Now we know this one doesn’t actually work, but it’s fun to make. There’s also this fun apple stamp art (we recommend doing this one as a family)!


Make & Eat it! What is the signature gift to give teachers? Apples! Try this caramel apple pie from Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman.

Listen to it! Songs can teach us too right? We think so! Check out this awesome oldies classroom playlist from Spotify.

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home celebrating educators! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Educators Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

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