As most of you can tell from the rec list, teacherken has won the 2010 Agnes Meyer Award for excellence in teaching.
Teacherken is one of my favorite writers on Daily Kos. He's one of the few people who was here before I joined in 2004 that still regularly writes and makes the rec list. His ability to deal with high school students has been a big help in his writing, as he's always been able to keep a collective cool about him even when the rest of the blog was insane with emotion.
So it's because of this that I write to give teacherken a heartfelt congratulations that's a little too long for the comments.
You earned the award, teacherken. Congratulations.
Here's some congratulations videos. Enjoy!