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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.
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Glogster EDU is your original educational resource for innovative and interactive learning. Glogster EDU was conceived to imaginatively, productively, and collaboratively respond to the dynamic educational landscape and exceed the needs of today’s educators and learners. We value the participation of educators and strive to assimilate their contributions to Glogster EDU, Glogster EDU is yours! Educators from all over the world are integrating Glogster EDU’s resourceful platform to make traditional learning more dynamic, more interactive and more in tune with learners today. Most importantly Glogster EDU is FUN for teachers and learners alike!
Matt is kindergarten teacher in Maine. He began teaching second grade and then made the leap of faith to kindergarten in 2009. He now spends his days laughing, singing, hugging, dancing, motivating, and being inspired by amazing five-year-olds.
A ‘rooster in a world of hens,’ Matt has found a way to utilize his unique perspective of being a man in the world of early childhood education. With a Master’s Degree in Literacy, his love of reading and writing propels him to share this passion with his sprouts.
Matt currently writes Look at My Happy Rainbow, a blog where he documents his feelings on teaching, humorous exchanges with students, and the small, but powerful moments that occur in his classroom each day.
Judie Haynes, an ESL teacher from New Jersey, USA, has more than 28 years of teaching experience. In addition to her classroom work, she has authored and co-authored five books on ESL, co-written a chapter for TESOL’s Integrating Standards into Classroom Practice and am contributing a column for Essential Teacher magazine. She is also the author of EverythingESL and presents workshops to classroom teachers all over the U.S.
Pat Hensley retired after 27 years of teaching in the classroom. She currently teaches graduate courses as an adjunct instructor for Furman University. She was chosen 2006 Teacher of the Year for her school and a district Top 10 Finalist (out of 5000 teachers). She is Nationally Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist and is on the National Board of Directors for the Council for Exceptional Children. Pat comments on education and her experiences at Successful Teaching.
Institute of Elemental Ethics & Education
The Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education is an organization with a mission: to facilitate positive, critical change in educational processes and policies in 2008 and beyond. The Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education will make every effort to raise the consciousness of its audience with regard to the positions, philosophies, perspectives, and track records of political candidates running for office with regard to issues of education. Read more about their mission.
IPlayMathGames.com is the World Wide Web face of IPMG Publishing, a leading publisher of proprietary math games and activities with cards, dice and other manipulatives. IPMG publishing’s fun math game and activity worksheets and printables are all classroom and student tested before introduction on www.IPlayMathGames.com for free download or added to the newest IPMG Publication. Available fun, skill building worksheets on www.IPlayMathGames.com’s.com cover topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, long division, ratios, algebra, geometry, graphing calculators, exponents, math vocabulary, fractions, decimals, percents, exponents, probability, logic, reasoning, numeration, counting and patterns. IPlayMathGames.com is a free site because IPMG Publishing is at the forefront of digital design and development of educational games and activities. The math games and activities are proprietary, so IPMG Publishing is happy to give them away as a means to help parents and teachers save money, time and make math fun for learners!
Joanne Jacobs is the author of Our School: The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea and the Charter School That Beat the Odds. After many years as a syndicated op-ed columnist and a San Jose Mercury News editorial writer, she left newspapers to write her book, start an education blog at joannejacobs.com and freelance for newspapers, magazines, web sites and policy groups.
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) was established by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to strengthen the quality of science and mathematics teaching in United States high schools. The Foundation’s programs include the KSTF Research Fellowships and its signature program, the KSTF Teaching Fellowships, which awards exceptional young men and women with a five-year fellowship as they embark on careers teaching high school science and mathematics. For more information visit www.kstf.org.
Victor Lana is a native of New York City, where he has studied acting, writing, and literature. He received a doctorate in English from St. John’s University, New York, and has taught at every level in education. Many of his stories and articles have been published in print and online magazines. He had authored A Death in Prague (2002), Move (2003) and The Savage Quiet September Sun: A Collection of 9/11 Stories. His new novel, Like a Passing Shadow will be available soon. Please check out his blog here.
Daniel A. Loan has been in education for the past thirty years at Denver Academy, a unique private school, which is focused on developing the intellectual, social, physical and moral potentials of students with learning differences. Through the years, Mr. Loan has been a classroom teacher, Head of high school, Director of Boarding, Dean of School and Director of Admissions. Currently Mr. Loan is a member of Senior Staff and the Director of Communications and Enrollment.
Mr. Loan has consulted for Project Intercept, a teacher training program that has been implemented in school districts in New York, Texas, Louisiana and the Virgin Islands. He has also coached baseball, basketball and soccer.
He earned his B.A.in Education from the University of Northern Colorado, Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society.
Victoria Lovejoy has been an administrator and educator for more than twenty years. She has worked at both public and private schools at grade levels ranging from Kindergarten through Junior College. Dr. Lovejoy has a BA in Biology, a Master’s in Secondary Math and Science Education, and a doctorate degree in Education Technology from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Lovejoy is the new director of PODetc (Professional Online Development from the Educational Technology Community).
Ms. Luca is the head of Information Services at Toorak College in Mt.Eliza, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. She’s fascinated by Web 2.0 applications and their potential in educational settings. She’s currently involved in the International Cohort of Powerful Learning Practice, a job-embedded professional development initiative begun by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson. Ms. Luca assisted them in the formation of the Australian arm of this cohort and Toorak College has been the host school for face to face meetings.
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Catherine received her BA degree from the University of Arizona and her Masters degree from Texas Women’s University in Occupational Therapy. She completed the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions, and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)’s Principles and Practice Training in Alexandria, Virginia. She holds both a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA and Certification in Educational Planning. Catherine has been practicing as an Educational Consultant since January 2004. Besides being a Certified Educational Planner, Catherine is a member of the IECA, NACAC and TACAC. Catherine currently is a member of the LDI mentoring committee within TACAC. Catherine visits an average of 25 college campuses a year to maintain her CEP as well as her membership standing with IECA and to best serve her clients when discussing college selection factors.
Catherine is the mother of a teen-age daughter, thus understands first-hand the life of both a parent and counselor of a teen-ager!
Miss Cal.Q.L8 is a recent college graduate and new to the blogging scene. She is currently a substitute teacher, grant writer, and tutor. This fall she will start her career as a high school math teacher teaching algebra and geometry. Miss Cal.Q.L8 loves to read and write and learning is a huge priority. She values people more because of what they’ve taught her than how they treat her. Her best advice for any teacher is to be real and make a connection with every student. Hobbies include napping, photography, texting, and of course, blogging! Her goals are to be the best teacher that has ever lived, to change the world, and to live wealthy. She also adores John Mayer and chocolate.
Mimi is a public school teacher who loves her job but is routinely frustrated by all the drama. Read more about Mimi on her blog, It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages.
The New Teacher Resource Center
Dorit Sasson is a New York City native and freelance writer. She teaches ESL (English as a Second Language) reading and writing courses at CCAC Allegheny Community College, and is the creator of the New Teacher Resource Center.
Dorit Sasson has written articles for a variety of journals, magazines, newsletters, and ezines like Reading Today, Essential Teacher, Teacher and Principal Quarterly, the Internet TESL Journal, WAHM Online, and many others.
Dorit holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees in English literature from the University of Haifa. She successfully taught English language learners in various schools in Israel for the last eleven years and returned to live back in the States in the summer of 2007. As part of her journey, Dorit believes that every student can be motivated to succeed with the right recipe of instruction and support. She is currently at work coauthoring “Developing Literacy in K-2 English language learners through Collaboration” which is currently under discussion.
Kim Norman is a children’s book author whose first book, Jack of All Tails, was released from Dutton in June of 2007. Kim also authors a blog listing state-by-state children’s authors and illustrators who do school visits: Author School Visits by State. Visit this great resource now.
Kate Olson is a non-traditional new teacher, coming to the classroom after spending time as an accountant and a stay-at-home mother. She currently teaches Business Education in La Crosse, WI and is an online course developer and facilitator for teacher professional development at Professional Learning Board.
Her current educational passion is integrating new technologies into the classroom and enjoys sharing the exciting new tools she finds with her colleagues at school and in her online personal learning network. When she’s not glued to her laptop doing geeky things like wearing a headset and recording audio for her keyboarding blog, she can be found chasing a baby and toddler around the house, running, scrapbooking, and drinking gallons of coffee.
Mrs. Owen is currently teaching 3rd grade at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA. Before moving back into the classroom, she served as the International Baccalaureate Coordinator at Jackson Elementary School, also in Atlanta. Laura has taught grades 4 and 5 in Georgia and North Carolina. She has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master’s degree in Gifted and Creative Education. Laura was a contributing author in the book Differentiation in Practice, Grades K-5 by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Caroline Cunningham Eidson.
Madison Paine has been a classroom teacher for more than a decade. She has had an opportunity to observe schools all over the world including South America and Africa. Recently her passion for teaching has spread into the realm of teacher advocacy. After witnessing a sharp increase in unfair working conditions and declining respect for teachers overall, Madison Paine has decided to devote the remaining years of her career to bringing about positive change in U.S. schools.
Devoted to her family and loyal friends, Madison balances her busy schedule with travel, entertaining her loved ones in her home, and reading unique books that keep her guessing. Her greatest mentors are her parents and she believes her greatest accomplishment has been helping her students exceed even her greatest expectations. Madison Paine chooses to teach while pursuing a writing career.
Madison is the author of The Poisoned Apple
PhysOrg.com is a leading science, research and technology news service which covers physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and other sciences and technologies. PhysOrg publishes about 100 quality articles each day and its readership includes 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month.
Dr. Rosanna Pittella
Rosanna Pittella, MA, PhD abd, is an ethicist who based on studies of Piaget, Kohlberg, and Gilligan, developed a unique theory of integration of ethics language and concepts with standard pedagogy that has been recently published in the Journal of Higher Education, and is the focus of her presentations to regional, national, and international audiences. Ms. Pittella has built a reputation as one who delivers practical solutions, that she freely admits are unearthed and developed with the help from the unrecognized experts in American industry, those on the ground, the voiceless staffs of the corporations she serves. The application of this methodology is at the heart of the One Voice Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education, an organization or advocacy for educators dedicated to positive changes in education, which she founded with her fellow Board members. Her goal is to document and amplify the voices of the true experts in academia, the educators themselves and assist them to integrate ethics with standard American pedagogy.
PODetc provides teaching professionals with online learning options which allow them to bring 21st century technology skills to their students. The innovative online classroom allows busy professionals to increase their knowledge of the latest technology tools and learning theories in a convenient asynchronous format 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means they can learn from home or at place and a time that is most suitable to their needs.
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Patrick R. Riccards
Patrick Riccards is the author of Eduflack, a blog focused on the effective communication of education reform. Currently Senior Vice President of Public Affairs with Lipman Hearne Inc., Patrick’s work as a senior advisor with the National Reading Panel (1998-2002) and project director for the U.S. Department of Education’s Partnership for Reading (2002-2005) makes him one of the top education communications executives in the nation.
A former aide to members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, Patrick is a contributing author of Why Kids Can’t Read: Challenging the Status Quo in Education, published in 2006 by Rowman Littlefield Education.
Road to Teaching
Road to Teaching is a blog for aspiring teachers to connect, share, vent, and find support. This website/blog addresses student teacher topics, provides resources, and maintains the web’s largest collection of teacher interview questions. This blog was created by Eric Hougan, a National Board Certified Teacher. Recently, Eric was awarded the 2008-9 Phi Delta Kappa Emerging Leader Award. He is also the author of Road to Teaching: A Guide to Teacher Training, Student Teaching, and Finding a Job.
Chicago School Supply and SchooDoodle.com bring you free teacher lesson plans and educational resources. SchooDoodle offers online sales of educational materials, school supplies, and learning resources for parents, teachers and children of all ages. Our hand-selected offering of instructional resources and supplies is the most extensive in the school supply industry.
School Resources & Training Institute
School Resources & Training Institute is a division of PATC, The Public Agency Training Council. The PATC School Resource division is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive training and services available for law enforcement and school personnel.
This division was created in response to the increase in school liability and because of a need for integrating training of both law enforcement, SROs, school administrators and teachers.
SR-TI provides training, services, publications, and information to all stakeholders of school safety, security, legal and liability issues.
Natalie Schwartz is the author of The Teacher Chronicles: Confronting the Demands of Students, Parents, Administrators and Society (Laurelton Media). Based on revealing interviews with more than fifty teachers around the country, The Teacher Chronicles delves into the challenges and pressures teachers face every day, such as managing behavior issues in the classroom, cultivating relationships with parents, navigating school district politics, and helping students confront adversity in their lives. Drawing on her research, Natalie created the workshop “Building Successful Parent-Teacher Partnerships.” In the workshop, she offers teachers and parents effective strategies for improving communication and strengthening relationships.
Members of Teaching will receive a 10% discount on The Teacher Chronicles. For more information about The Teacher Chronicles and to order your copy, click here. To receive your discount, enter the Promo Code “APPLE” and select the discounted price.
Nancy (MST, MS (Instructional Technology), SDA) grew up in Europe attending Department of Defense schools in Germany. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree she worked as an Academic Advisor for the University of Maryland, European Division. Upon completion of her MST she taught 2nd grade, 4th grade, and 5th/6th grade Math, and currently is the K-4 Technology Facilitator in Ellenville, New York. She went on to complete a Master’s in Instructional Technology and certification for School District Administrator. In addition to a K-12 setting, Nancy has developed and taught various workshops and graduate level courses in the areas of educational technology, as well as, reading. She has presented at local, state, national, and virtual levels. She is a Google Certified Teacher and a Discovery STAR Educator. She divides her time equally between ‘Real Life’ and ‘Second Life’.
Check out Nancy’s blog.
Bernadette holds a Master’s of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on reading and English as a Second Language. She taught for eight years at international schools in Egypt before following her passion for literature, language learning, and photography. She published her first children’s book, An ABC Escapade through Egypt, in 2008. Bernadette continues to train teachers and parents on effective literacy instruction and has been a Graduate Teaching Assistant with The University of Texas at Arlington for the past five years. She also has a passion for technology and alternatives to copyright; her Escapade through Egypt photoblog is released under a Creative Commons license in the hopes that other young and aspiring authors may find the resources useful in their own writing projects. Her website also hosts a range of materials for teachers, parents, and students.
Nina Smith is a pedagogical consultant who helps teachers to thrive in their profession. She is also an educator, teacher trainer and a mother of four. Nina has taught preschoolers as well as elementary age students, teenagers and adults, enjoying each experience.
Originally Nina comes from Finland, where she studied educational psychology and also earned her M.Ed from the University of Jyvaskyla. Her international travels, work experience of 16 years, theoretical knowledge and successful parenting have now crystallized into consulting. Today she provides teachers with personalized tools that help them promote deep learning and create more effective and emotionally safe classrooms. To contact Nina, please visit www.ninacsmith.com.
So You Want to Teach
Joel is a band director in Texas. He began teaching in the 2002-2003 school year. His first two years were a self-described horrible failure. Though he knew lots of information, he did not have what it took to push him beyond that. He felt like an untapped reservoir of knowledge, with a bunch of students who didn’t like him, didn’t care what he knew, and usually liked to argue with him until they get their way.
That’s when everything changed. He resigned from that school district right before spring break and made it a personal mission to figure out how to be a great teacher.
Joel currently writes SoYouWantToTeach in an attempt to pass along his learnings to other teachers and future teachers.
TeachersCount is a 501©(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to raise the status of the teaching profession and provide resources to the education community. Using a public service announcement national ad campaign and related initiatives, TeachersCount is working to create a permanent culture of teacher appreciation in the United States. To learn more about this website, please visit I’m Just Curious.
Kelly Tenkely graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Liberal Arts degree in Elementary Education. She started teaching in 2003 as a second grade teacher in a public school. In 2004 she made the switch to private school and took the only available opening as the technology teacher. Educational technology has since become her passion. She started a web site for her classroom and soon discovered that other teachers were using the site to aid technology in their classrooms.
Kelly also trains teaching staff on integrating and implementing technology into the classroom. Training teachers on the use of technology in the classroom led to her blog, ilearntechnology.com, where she blogs daily about integrating technology into the classroom simply and effectively. When she is not blogging, searching for and playing with new technology, or on teaching.monster.com Kelly enjoys scrapbooking, cooking, and spending time with her husband and dog (Aya).
The Critical Thinking Company
For more than 50 years, The Critical Thinking Co.’s™ award-winning books and software have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and guaranteed to produce better grades and higher test scores. We do not teach through drill and memorization or teach to the tests—we empower the mind!
Visit http://www.CriticalThinking.com today for more free printable supplemental and core curriculum materials, download award-winning educational software games, or sign-up for our monthly newsletter including free activities, special offers and teaching tips!
Myscha Theriault (AKA The Itinerant Tightwad) was born in Northern Maine has lived well for less around the world, working in various jobs and locations. Much of her career has been spent in the classroom, although she has also worked in the fields of mental health, behavioral health administration software services, public relations, international consulting, curriculum development, professional blogging and freelance writing. Myscha’s work, articles and advice have been featured by various media outlets, including WSJ Online, USA Today, the Miami Herald, Bay News 9 in Tampa, and the New York Times. She lives in Florida with her husband David and affectionate Labrador, Maggie.
Myscha has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and spent much of her teaching career overseas before launching TheLessonMachine.Com, a multicultural education web site with subscription based lesson plans.
Julia G. Thompson
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Julia is the author of several books for teachers. Her newest book, First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide, Second Edition, was released in July 2007. She is also the author of Discipline Survival Kit for the Secondary Teacher. In each of her books, Julia presents classroom-tested ideas, activities, and strategies designed to make each school day a successful one.
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Tutors4Teachers is a national online tutoring company that services educators, aspiring educators, and career changing professionals who have a passion to teach and pass their national and state certification exams. Tutors4 Teachers offers educator tutoring service to assist in every content area for all 13 national and state exams in all 50 states. Our tutors are college professors or state certified teachers who have taken and passed the national and state certification exams. They are able to relate to your challenges, frustrations, doubts, and fears about taking the exam.
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Robert Wilder is the author of two critically acclaimed books of essays: Tales From The Teachers’ Lounge and Daddy Needs a Drink, both of which have been optioned for television and film. He has published essays in Newsweek, Details, Salon, Parenting, Creative Nonfiction, Working Mother and elsewhere. He has taught students ages six to sixty for close to twenty years and was the recipient of the 2009 Innovations in Reading Award from the National Book Foundation. Wilder lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, Lala, and their two children, Poppy and London.
Dave Freeman is the Executive Director of the Wilderness Classroom Organization. The Wilderness Classroom Organization (WCO) is a non-profit organization that strives to engage, excite, and motivate students and teachers using an interactive technology-based learning model that draws upon peoples’ innate curiosity and desire for exploration.
Tim W. is a certified teacher who has taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, and gifted and talented classes. He has served on many interview committees at his school district.
Tim is the author for “Guide to Getting the Teaching Job of Your Dreams.” In this book, is everything you need to know to get the teaching job you’ve dreamed of! This eBook includes information about applying for teaching jobs, cover letters and resumes, building a teaching portfolio, and interview tips. Also, learn the 50 most commonly asked interview questions for teachers and how to answer them.
Ira Wolfman, Weekly Reader
Ira Wolfman is an author, editor, and Senior Vice President of Editorial at Weekly Reader. He has overall editorial responsibility for Weekly Reader’s 12 in-school magazines, numerous electronic periodicals and web sites, and a diverse, ever-changing roster of education-based custom publishing projects.
Wolfman oversees the flagship Weekly Reader magazines, which are produced in six editions from PreK through sixth grade, and six other publications for middle- and high-school students—Career World, Current Events, Current Health 1 and 2, Current Science, and READ magazines. Weekly Reader’s web site (www.weeklyreader.com) offers a wide variety of print and digital resources for teachers.
Worksheet Library was developed and is maintained by veteran elementary teachers who have over 50 years of classroom experience. Each worksheet is developed with the goal reducing your planning time to spend more quality time with your students. Servicing K-6 teachers exclusively. Click here to visit the Worksheet Library.