These educators didn't went beyond reading and arithmetic, and gave their pupils real-life lessons of selfless bravery, The Week reports. To grateful parents and kids, the best, most compassionate teachers are heroes every day. But a few extraordinary ones become heroes in the literal sense. Whether saving a drowning student from an icy river or tackling a deranged gunman on the prowl, these eight teachers from around the globe exhibited "humble heroism" in the face of extraordinary danger: 1. Braving icy waters. Last week a 10-year-old autistic boy ran away from his teacher and onto an icy pond behind...

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