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    Should Teachers Be Able to Sell Lesson Plans for Cash?

    Should Teachers Be Able to Sell Lesson Plans for Cash?
    Oh friends! My heart is literally pounding for I am angry! Irritated! Astounded! Today I am angry because I finally read the story from Sunday's New York Times (MASSIVE kitchen re-organizing took over my life this weekend....grueling and intense, but well worth it. I do heart an organized kitchen!!). Did you see this article? If you didn't, you can check it ...
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    New H1N1 Children’s Book Available as Free Download

    New H1N1 Children’s Book Available as Free Download
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Educators, parents, and book lovers can get a free, exclusive look at a brand-new middle grade novel, Finn Reeder, Flu Fighter. Starting November 17, Stone Arch Books, a children's fiction publisher, has made the book available as a free download on its website www.capstonepub.com/promo/h1n1/. The book will be released in hardcover as part of Stone Arch’s spring 2010 collection ...
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    What is the Future of Teaching Incentives?

    What is the Future of Teaching Incentives?
    If teachers go above and beyond the call of duty, and their students' achievement benefits from it, should those teachers be rewarded? What if teachers seek out additional training to improve their craft? What if teachers commit to increasing curricular rigor ... and their students demonstrate improvement? Is there ever a time when superstar teachers should be rewarded? Does it matter ...
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    A Name Is a Name Is a....

    A Name Is a Name Is a....
    The cyclone that hit southeast Asia recently was truly a tragedy. But it does provide us both a teaching moment and a learning concern. Every year, we hear how poorly U.S. students perform when it comes to geography. Many are lucky to find Canada on the map, forget southeast Asia. We tell ourselves geography isn't so important any more. Our kids ...
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    Teachers: Don't Let April Fool you

    Teachers: Don't Let April Fool you
    In his epic poem, The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot wrote, “April is the cruelest month.” This seems apropos for many of us as we shake off the heft of winter and look towards the hope of spring, but for teachers it has an added meaning of importance. If we get caught up in the these warmer school days, we can make ...
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    3 Reasons Why Teachers MUST Speak Up Now

    3 Reasons Why Teachers MUST Speak Up Now
    If ever there was a time for educators to speak up and out against processes that they know in their heart of hearts are damaging to students, teachers, and United States itself, it is now. In 2009, as always, schools are looked upon as the mechanism by which productive citizens are prepared and released into society. “For most people, the purpose ...
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    Teaching's Shoe Guide for Women

    Aerosoles Since 1987, Aerosoles has developed high quality, comfortable and fashion-right shoes at affordable prices. You get the greatest footwear styles designed with a modern approach to improve the way you live, work, and play. Soul Mate Sandal Strappy Sandal _*The Bottom Line:*_ Invest in a great pair of leather flats, sandals or low-heeled pumps with a padded insole that cushions ...
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    Teaching's Shoe Guide for Men

    Clarks Clarks is an English brand that has been in operation since 1825. Their mission is to create foot-friendly shoes, and professionals around the world continue to purchase Clarks for their comfort, quality, and class. Leather Slip-On Leather Oxford _*The Bottom Line:*_ Invest in a pair of high-quality leather loafers or upscale sneakers with an all-purpose outsole and molds-to-your-feet comfortable insole. ...
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    Obama: Rebuilding Schools Brick by Brick

    Obama: Rebuilding Schools Brick by Brick
    My fiancé and I have a tradition of watching Meet The Press every Sunday to catch up on the state of our nation. (1) It is mandatory that I have at least one cup of coffee in hand prior to activating the TiVo. The TiVo is necessary for when we want to pause to jump in on the commentary, because we ...
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    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
    Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us! This special week comes at a perfect time for teachers. Testing is over and the countdown to the end of school begins. Teaching recognizes that teachers play a key role in the growth and development of students and are one of the most influential adults in a child’s life. That’s why we would like to ...
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    Murphy's Law for Teaching

    Murphy's Law for Teaching
    Disaster will occur when visitors are in the room. A subject interesting to the teacher will bore students. The time a teacher takes in explaining is inversely proportional to the information retained by students. Students who are doing better are credited with working harder. If children start to do poorly, the teacher will be blamed. The problem child will be ...
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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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    Grants for Teachers

    Grants for Teachers
    Though Grants may be one of the last options educators utilize, they can be a great way to fund projects for students. There are a wide variety of grants offered by corporations and foundations in the United States. Each grant is unique in purpose and can help teachers accomplish their goals. There are also y fellowships available for teachers to facilitate ...
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    Ah....the Month of May

    Ah....the Month of May
    Excuse the following trite beginning….I simply couldn’t help myself. May…it is the worst of times….it is the best of times. The month of May can be classified as the worst of times because testing has been over for at least three weeks. Students pretty much shut down after the final answer has been bubbled, answer sheets have been checked for stray ...
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    Who's Watching How Schools Spend Stimulus Money?

    Who's Watching How Schools Spend Stimulus Money?
    Typically in federal education policy, we hear a great deal about inputs, but not much about outcomes.  We talk about how many dollars are going to go into a program, how many students or teachers might be affected, and how many stakeholders were involved in the process.  It is almost as if we are secure in the notion that how a ...
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    Is Arne Duncan the Head Coach for National Standards?

    Is Arne Duncan the Head Coach for National Standards?
    Is it wishful thinking or a sign of things to come?  Do we really have a head coach for the national education standards movement bunking down at the seventh floor on Maryland Avenue?  I may be reading what I want to in a recent Washington Post interview, but it sure looks like EdSec Arne Duncan is wrapping a big ol' bear ...
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    6 Gifts that Give Back

    6 Gifts that Give Back
    It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? But this year, for many families around the United States and the world, it's not wonderful at all. Make a difference in far-reaching places in need and even right here in the United States. Whether you're looking for a gift for the person who has everything, or you need a class project, ...
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    Your Back to School Guide

    Your Back to School Guide
    Everything a Teacher Needs to Know Before School Starts. As summer quickly comes to a close, preparation for being back in the classroom begins to mount. And what you do in the first week of school can truly set the tone for the rest of the year. Use this elaborate guide, exclusive to Teaching—with tips, strategies, even lesson plans—to help you ...
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    Do the Holidays Distract Students from Learning?

    Do the Holidays Distract Students from Learning?
    The normal classroom has been decorated, lights are flashing, wreaths are hung and music is blaring during activity time. When "Rudolph" starts playing over the radio, the entire class beings to sing and drop what they're doing. What was once a normal classroom with busy, small groups of students, now seems to be a winter wonderland. There's only one problem, the ...
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    Is Every Teacher a Reader?

    Is Every Teacher a Reader?
    In fights over teacher quality, we often ask what makes a good teacher. No Child Left Behind's Highly Qualified Teacher provisions called on teachers to have a degree in the subject and be certified. Leaders such as the NCLB Commission have sought to strengthen the provision, adding a measure of teacher effectiveness to the requirements. Has anyone thought that a ...
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