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    Pepsi Grants for Education: $1.3 Million a Month

    Pepsi Grants for Education: $1.3 Million a Month
    Pepsi looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. Look around your community and think about how you want to change it. Education is one of Pepsi's main categories for grants. $5k Up to 10 Awardees/Month Best for individuals who need to get an inspired idea off the ground. $25k Up to 10 Awardees/Month Best ...
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    Government Grants for Teachers

    Government Grants for Teachers
    The government has many grant available to teachers, you just have to know where to look for them. Teaching has compiled recent list of grants sponsored by the government that you can browse below. Many of the grants are specifc to a subject area or location. As the grants that are sponsored by the government may not be renewed every year, ...
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    What is a "Good School"?

    What is a "Good School"?
    ”My kids go to a good school.” What parent doesn’t want to be able to say this about the bricks and mortar location where they entrust their offspring for 7 hours a day, 180 days a year, again and again. And for that matter, what teacher worth his or her salt doesn’t want to be able to say with some conviction, ...
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    Who Do You Teach For?

    Who Do You Teach For?
    Most teachers love teaching. But not all teachers teach for the same reasons. Teaching is a difficult, challenging, time consuming, exhausting, sometimes discouraging, often frustrating, and at the same time wonderful endeavor. Think about whom you are working so hard for. Choose from the list below, or add to it, then leave your comment stating why below. h3. The Students? The ...
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    46 States & D.C. Sign on for National K-12 Standards

    46 States & D.C. Sign on for National K-12 Standards
    For months now, the education chattering class has been talking about the behind-the-scenes efforts by the US Department of Education to craft national education standards. We've heard that Achieve was slated to deliver draft math and reading standards to Maryland Avenue by early summer, with plans for a thorough and robust debate leading up the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary ...
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    Childhood Overweight: Classroom Approaches to Nutrition Education

    Childhood Overweight: Classroom Approaches to Nutrition Education
    Overweight is a serious health concern for children and adolescents. Data from two NHANES surveys (1976–1980 and 2003–2004) show that the prevalence of overweight is increasing: for children aged 2–5 years, prevalence increased from 5.0% to 13.9%; for those aged 6–11 years, prevalence increased from 6.5% to 18.8%; and for those aged 12–19 years, prevalence increased from 5.0% to 17.4%. Overweight ...
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    How to Share Your Classroom and Survive

    How to Share Your Classroom and Survive
    These days, you might be sharing your classroom with another teacher. Can you work effectively together—without spoiling everything? It's a Wednesday morning and history teacher Tracey Wilson listens carefully as her 10th-graders debate the merits of affirmative action. "Nothing should be handed to you! You should work for what you get," a back-row boy says proudly. "The only reason they didn't ...
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    Myths Vs. Facts About Youth Violence

    Myths Vs. Facts About Youth Violence
    The Surgeon General's report challenges a number of false notions and misinterpretations about youth violence and debunks myths about violence and violent youth. Myth: The epidemic of violent behavior that marked the early 1990s is over, and young people - as well as the rest of society - are much safer today. Fact: Although such key indicators of violence as ...
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    You Better Smile Before Christmas!

    You Better Smile Before Christmas!
    The common classroom management wisdom we all hear is, “Don’t smile before Christmas.” I believe that advice is good advice when taken metaphorically. If taken directly as written, it is about the worst advice you can follow. Good advice In the middle of my fourth semester of teaching, when I was learning how to really get a handle on classroom management, ...
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    10 Steps to Becoming a Teacher

    10 Steps to Becoming a Teacher
    Are you thinking about becoming a teacher? It's a profession with great rewards and challenges. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics says that job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years will vary from good to excellent, depending on the locality, grade level, and subject taught. Shortages of qualified teachers will likely continue, resulting in competition among some localities, ...
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    Inspirational & Hopeful Quotes for Teachers

    Inspirational & Hopeful Quotes for Teachers
    One of the reasons education is an amazing profession is the talent of professionals and willingness to share it with others. Teaching is fortunate to have a team of contributors that share their amazing experience in and out of the classroom. Their knowledge and can-do attitudes is impacting students and teachers across the world. Below, many of Teaching's contributors have shared ...
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    Is It Ever Okay to Physically Restrain a Student?

    Is It Ever Okay to Physically Restrain a Student?
    This past week at my school, a security guard was put on administrative leave for physically restraining a middle-school student for a viscous verbal assault. As someone who has witnessed numerous harmful verbal and physical incidents with this particular student, it is difficult not to jump to the conclusion that the student deserved to be disciplined in this way. He told ...
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    Caffeinating NCLB

    Caffeinating NCLB
    If we're to believe the chattering class, the greatest problem in public education today is No Child Left Behind. It has destroyed our schools, bankrupted our districts, frustrated our teachers, and destroyed the morale of our students. Those standards and high stakes testing, in particular, have been the death of us. You hear it so much that you almost believe it. ...
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    Education Stance or Education Dance?

    Education Stance or Education Dance?
    First and foremost I’m a taxpayer, so how my tax dollar is used to provide our nation’s children the best possible public education is important to me. Next, I’m a parent. I want the best education I can get for my child. Finally, I’m an educator. Decisions made at the Federal and State level effects my job and my students. While ...
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    Looking Ahead to Education Changes in 2009

    Looking Ahead to Education Changes in 2009
    The holiday season and the end of a year usually triggers one of two behaviors in people. The first is to be reflective on the last year, taking the time to evaluate our successes and failures. Over at the Curriculum Matters blog, Kathleen Manzo points out that is exactly what the U.S. Department of Education is doing, with EdSec Spellings and ...
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    Who’s to Blame for Boys’ Low Academic Test Scores?

    Who’s to Blame for Boys’ Low Academic Test Scores?
    “Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.” I heard this rhyme over and over growing up, and I have to admit that it has played a role in forming my view of the differences between the sexes. As an adult, I assumed this idea—that girls were more conscientious and dedicated to their ...
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    Predicting Failure in Fourth Grade

    Predicting Failure in Fourth Grade
    Grades and behavior in fourth grade predict who will fail California’s high school exit exam, concludes a new study by Public Policy Institute of California. The quality of high school teachers has little effect. High schools get extra funds to help 12th graders and older ex-students who’ve repeatedly failed the exam. Too late, say PPIC researchers. Moving some of those tutoring ...
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    Teaching's Best of 2008

    Teaching's Best of 2008
    As another year comes to an end, I hope you have had time to spend with family and friends to relax and reflect on the year gone by. Teaching has grown into a huge community of educators this year, receiving daily visitors from prospective and current teachers from all over the world. I hope you can look back on the year ...
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    Foundation Grants for Teachers

    Foundation Grants for Teachers
    h4. FOUNDATION GRANTS h4. Allen Foundation "Grants projects that benefit human nutrition in the areas of education, training, and research.":https://www.allenfoundation.org/Default.asp > In order to be considered for an Allen Foundation grant, you must be a non-profit organization. > Recent Grants range from $5,000- $92,000 h4. Gannett Foundation "Creative Approached to Education Grants":http://www.gannettfoundation.org/ >The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored ...
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    Fellowships & Development

    Fellowships & Development
    h4. FELLOWSHIPS h4. Albert Einstein "Distinguished Educator Fellowships":http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/Einstein/about.htm > Educator fellowships for elementary and secondary school mathematics and science teachers. > Selected teachers spend up to one year in a Congressional Office or a federal agency. h4. Fulbright "Scholars Program":http://www.cies.org/ > Fulbright offers programs in the United States and globally for US scholars. > Programs that offer U.S. faculty, administrators ...
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