Teaching Writers & Partners
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A + Resumes for Teachers
A+ Resumes for Teachers offers effective, confidential, certified professional resume writing for teachers, educators, corporate trainers, and administrators. College graduates, returning teachers, or career changers- even for those located around the globe. Resumes, cover letters, interview coaching, or even a philosophy of education for your teaching portfolio.
Candace Davies, President of A+ Resumes for Teachers, is a Dual-Certified Professional Resume Writer.
Aha! Process, Inc.
Founded in 1995 with one consultant and one book—Dr. Ruby K. Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty aha! Process has grown to include more than 7,000 certified trainers, a cadre of more than 75 consultant presenters, and 25 employees. This high-energy organization conducts between 800 and 1,000 seminars each year in the United States and Canada.
For more than a decade aha! Process has been committed to improving the educational and occupational lives of people in poverty with eye-opening learning opportunities—both for the poor and for those who work with them.
Click here for more information about aha! Process learning opportunities for educators.
Tom teaches at Cross Keys Middle School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Tom has been in the education “game” since 1971 and holds a Masters Degree in Education from University of Missouri-St. Louis, with certifications in elementary and special education.
Tom has written a novel entitled You’re Never Too Old for Space Camp about the “amazing adventures of a middle school teacher and the gang of teacher, kids and administrators as they romp through yet another typical school year… if there is such a thing!” It is currently available at Booklocker.com.
Dr. Rebecca Bell Branstetter & Grow Educational Consulting
Dr. Bell is a Licensed Educational Psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area and founder of Grow Educational Consulting. She specializes in psychoeducational assessment, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and student success coaching. She is the author of Notes from the School Psychologist.
Kevin Bibo teaches high school computer multimedia in Southern California. He holds a Master’s of Education degree and is currently a teacher credential program instructor. In addition, Kevin is the author of Cal Teacher Blog.
But most importantly Kevin loves spending time with his wife and five children.
Katt Blackwell teaches First Year Composition in Dallas, Texas. She is currently completing coursework for her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and holds both a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature. Katt is the author of Techno-Rhetoric Cafe where she spends a lot of time discussing the use of technologies in education.
A 10-year veteran teacher in Minnesota, Tami has developed a unique knowledge of the state’s system of education. She’s been a leader, trainer and attendee in instructional technology conferences throughout the Minnesota region. Tami is currently a technology coordinator at SPA- supporting faculty, students and families in their use of technology. Before teaching in Minnesota, Tami taught for 5 years in Milwaukee. She has been an Apple Distinguished Educator since 2005 and writes Tech4Teaching. Click to visit Tech4Teaching.
Kelly has been in education for 17 years, and for the last seven years has been an administrator in a rural K-12 school. He coaches a variety of sports and teaches a variety of subjects. In addition to his school life, he is the father of seven wonderful children and blogs at KWHobbes.
ClassWish is a nonprofit organization that empowers parents, educators, and local communities to make a positive change in their children’s lives by providing them with the supplies they need to learn, grow and excel.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, Common Sense Media provides trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
Lisa Cooper has taught American History to fourth and fifth graders for the past nine years in a departmentalized setting.
Using the non de plum, Elementaryhistoryteacher, she began chronicling her content knowledge, teaching strategies, and opinions online in January, 2006 at her weblog, History Is Elementary. Her article, Oh, I Love to Tell the Story best profiles Lisa’s passion for the importance of Social Studies instruction.
Lisa resides in Douglasville, Georgia with her husband, two children, and a ten-toed cat that daily exhibits allusions of grandeur.
The Current Events
The Current Events is the country’s only national newspaper for kids. Developed by Executive Editor Suri Roth, a former school teacher, The Current Events is a powerful educational tool that educates to elevate.
The Current Events provides unbiased news articles for children at three reading levels: primary, intermediate and advanced. An essential part of a complete social studies and language arts education, The Current Events helps students develop their higher order thinking skills and build a strong foundation for literacy. Every edition comes complete with a Teacher Guide aligned with national learning standards and provides learning objectives for lesson plans.
For more information, please visit www.thecurrentevents.com.
Tom DeRosa, known to his students and colleagues as “Mr. D,” has taught middle school social studies and middle through high school math in public, charter and alternative school settings. In 2008, he published Ten Cheap Lessons: Easy, Engaging Ideas for Every Secondary Classroom, his highly adaptable teacher resource book. He continues to share ideas, inspiration and resources to help teachers on his blog I Want to Teach Forever.
Education for Liberation Network
Education for Liberation Network is a national coalition of teachers, community activists, youth, researchers and parents who believe a good education should teach people—particularly low-income youth and youth of color—to understand and challenge the injustices their communities face.
Dr. Richard Felder
Dr. Richard M. Felder is the Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received his BChE from City College of CUNY and his PhD from Princeton. He has contributed over 200 publications to the fields of science and engineering education.
With his wife and colleague, Dr. Rebecca Brent, he codirects the National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI) and regularly offers teaching effectiveness workshops on campuses and at conferences around the world aimed at college-level instructors in engineering and the sciences.
To learn more about workshops and read about participant feedback, Click here
Charles P. Fox has been practicing law in Illinois since 1986. He graduated from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law and was an editor of the law review. He is a member of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois trial bar, and a member of the bar for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has tried cases and appeals in both State and Federal Court.
From 1988 to 1994, Charles was in solo practice in the area of general civil litigation. From 1994 to the present, his practice has been concentrated in the area of special education law, representing parents of children with special needs. He has very successfully advocated for parents at due process hearings, mediations, IEP meetings, and on appeals in Federal Court. Charles is also a parent of a child with special needs, and he brings the insights of a parent together with his legal expertise in pursuing his clients’ rights to a free appropriate public education. Charles currently writes at The Special Education Law Blog.
Free Things for Teachers
Sharron A. Scott, the creator of Free Things for Teachers and Teacher’s Coffeehouse, is an English teacher, graphic designer, and writer. She is the author and illustrator of Short Stories for Reading Comprehension. (Click Here for a free excerpt.)
Free Things for Teachers offers free e-books, worksheets, and posters for teachers. These sites will also tell you where to find free (or really cheap things) for your classroom.