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    Teacher Discounts

    Teacher Discounts
    Thought I’d share with you some exciting new teacher-friendly discounts! This was passed unto me by another educator so you know you are getting timely and updated information. It’s always great to share a support chain and create a resourceful community of teachers! h3. Borders
: Borders announced that it has increased its educator discount from 20% to 25%. Now educators receive ...
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    65 Free Things to Be Thankful For

    65 Free Things to Be Thankful For
    It's almost the most wonderful time of the year, and that can be hard on the wallet. Be thankful for all of the free things Teaching can introduce you to-- enjoy! Materials Get free stuff for your classroom and find great discounts for educators. 1. New H1N1 Children’s Book Available as Free Download 2. Teaching's Monthly Book Giveaway Have you entered ...
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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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    Do You Have What it Takes to Survive Teaching?

    Do You Have What it Takes to Survive Teaching?
    Some days it feels like the sharks are circling. Teaching is a challenge, especially the first few years. But for some, the dangers are more daunting than for others. Here are some colleagues whose first years were truly extreme, but they survived—and they're still at it. h3. Stage Fright During her first few weeks of teaching, Connye Lacombe struggled to be ...
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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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    What's Ahead This Year for Teachers?

    What's Ahead This Year for Teachers?
    Too often, speculation about the future of education feels so removed from reality, it might as well be about teachers buzzing around the classroom on hovercrafts and cafeteria robots dispensing lunch in capsule form. (Yay, it's pizza pellet day!) But for many teachers and support professionals, that's not the practical look ahead that they want. As the school year gets under ...
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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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    A Hug Is Worth A Thousand Words

    A Hug Is Worth A Thousand Words
    I don't handle everything beautifully. (Gasp! She admitted a flaw!) I mean, sometimes a fart flies on the carpet and I just can't deal with it in an adult fashion. Sometimes, farts are just funny. However, it's not always just a fart I have to handle as an adult. Sometimes, I have to handle much bigger issues and occasionally (notice I ...
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    Motherly Wisdom for Your Teaching Career

    Motherly Wisdom for Your Teaching Career
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children we were told (and, reminded as teachers) to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have ...
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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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    Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Teaching Career?

    Is Your Relationship Hurting Your Teaching Career?
    No one ever said being a teacher was easy. Throw a relationship into the mix and you’ve got career suicide, right? Wrong. While we’d all love to forgo a day of work in exchange for a fun-filled day with our significant other, having a strong relationship doesn’t mean your occupational goals have to suffer. It’s quite the opposite! Extensive research on ...
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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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    Did Obama Choose Wisely for Secretary of Education?

    Did Obama Choose Wisely for Secretary of Education?
    Finally, an EdSec nominee. After more than six weeks of handicapping, assessment, critique, and other such parlor games, we can finally see the plume of white smoke emitting from the Chicago chimney. President-elect Barack Obama has selected Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan as his nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education. With the choice, Obama selected a candidate who was acceptable ...
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    Teacher's Guide to Avoid Teacher Burnout

    Teacher's Guide to Avoid Teacher Burnout
    Teaching is stressful. There is probably not one teacher who would tell you otherwise, and if they did, they are lying! So, teaching is stressful, but you do it because it is your passion to teach kids and build a better tomorrow. Take a look at some ways you can avoid teacher burnout, and keep your momentum in the right place. ...
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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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    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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    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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    Corporate Grants for Teachers

    Corporate Grants for Teachers
    h4. CORPORATE GRANTS h4. Best Buy "Technology Inspired Teaching Grant":http://communications.bestbuy.com/communityrelations/teach_awards.asp > Level 1 – 1,300 K-12 schools will win a $2,000 Best Buy Gift Card > Level 2 – 50 K-12 schools will win $10,000 in Best Buy Gift Cards > Level 3 – 8 School districts will win a $100,000 Best Buy Spending Account h4. Nike "Let Me Play ...
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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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