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    Teaching Writers & Partners

    Teaching Writers & Partners
    Teaching has partnered with expert education professionals to bring you the best and most current information for a successful career in teaching. Read about our featured writers and partners, listed below in alphabetical order. Become a writer for Teaching. A-F G-L M-P R-T U-Z [page] h3. A + Resumes for Teachers "A+ Resumes for Teachers":http://resumes-for-teachers.com/index.htm offers effective, confidential, certified professional resume ...
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    Big Ideas for Education

    Big Ideas for Education
    Big Ideas for Education is part of the Landmark Project created by David Warlick. The purpose of the site is to collect “priority actions that might be taken by a new Department of Education that would promote shifts in education that are relevant to today’s students and their future.” After ideas have been collected, the submitted statements will be linked according ...
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    Should Education be About Common Sense and Instinct?

    Should Education be About Common Sense and Instinct?
    In this high tech, political, and cerebral world that we live in, imagine for a second what it would be like if schools were run based on common sense and instinct. I had this revelation while walking our 100-lb, 3-legged Akita, Maximillian the other day. Stay with me, there is a connection. Max could be thought of as a phoenix rising ...
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    A Nation Still at Risk: Real Education Reform Needed Now

    A Nation Still at Risk: Real Education Reform Needed Now
    In 1983 the landmark publication of the report A Nation at Risk seemed to shake our nation from its slumber regarding the scary truth about education in America. It detailed how there were serious problems in schools in this country and recommended fixes for what ailed schools. Unfortunately, twenty-eight years later there are still many things that are wrong in education, ...
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    Do Teachers Have a 5 Year Itch to Quit?

    Do Teachers Have a 5 Year Itch to Quit?
    If you’re involved in education, you’ve probably heard that new teachers are leaving the field at an alarming rate each year. Marriages are said to have a seven-year itch, but do teachers get the urge to leave the classroom even sooner? It’s a question Teaching explored recently to see if we should be concerned at how many new teachers give up ...
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    How to Combat Spring Fever at School

    How to Combat Spring Fever at School
    Rare would be the teacher who is not affected by spring fever during the month of April. Your restless students are certainly no exception. Instead of trying (probably in vain) to fight the phenomenon, spend a little extra time planning lessons that will make class enjoyable for your students during this time. Here are some suggestions to consider: • Be careful ...
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    5 Ways to Quit Taking it Personally

    5 Ways to Quit Taking it Personally
    Sometimes the biggest on-the-job hazard for teachers is not being able to let things go. We think about our students, school, our principal, our evaluations, and parent interactions all day. We want things to go perfectly, and when they don't, we're devastated and disappointed. Finding success at work and at home is finding ways to not take things so personally. Teaching ...
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    Getting Through February Without Poking Yourself in the Eye

    Getting Through February Without Poking Yourself in the Eye
    Oh man, is it FEBRUARY or what?! It's cold, it's gray, there's probably way too much indoor recess going on (which results in too many horrific afternoons) and those days where you just want to pop in a movie and sit quietly in the back of your classroom and, I don't know, file things quietly, are happening WAY too often. PLUS, ...
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    Teaching's Book Giveaway

    Throughout the school year, members of Teaching have the opportunity to win free books! Talented education authors are helping Teaching make professional development and literature more accessible. You can enter to win each month! Some months will feature professional development literature, some humorous reading about being a teacher, and others will feature books you can use in your classroom with ...
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    Dear Mr. President: It's Quality Not Quantity

    Dear Mr. President: It's Quality Not Quantity
    According to MSNBC’s article More school? Obama could trim summer break, the President wants schools to have longer classes, longer days, and have students on weekends. I have said this before and I’ll say it again, though many might disagree with me. It is about Quality, not Quantity! It seems like so many non-educators think if we stuff kids in classes ...
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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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    Five Musts for a Productive New Semester

    Five Musts for a Productive New Semester
    Winter break is a great time for educators to sit back and relax. It's much deserved vacation time for teachers, principals, counselors and other school employees. When break is over, it's time to think about how to start the last half of the school year refreshed and renewed. It's a time to reflect and begin with new focus to make the ...
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    Are We Still Waiting for Superman?

    Are We Still Waiting for Superman?
    Back at the start of the fall, the ed reform community was all atwitter about the movie documentary, Waiting for Superman. Throughout the spring and summer, we had special previews of the movie for reform-minded audiences. The national release of the movie in September brought effusive articles in national publications on the movie, its message, and the impact it would have ...
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    Should Teachers Be Experts?

    Should Teachers Be Experts?
    In Learner experts or Content experts? from Technology Teacher, fivbert begins by asking, “Should teachers be Experts in Knowledge of their Subject Matter or Experts in How to Teach Students?” and finishes by stating, “Teachers should be facilitators of learning, Information Facilitators, not just Information Dispensers.” This reminded me of the many times that my students thought (and expected) that ...
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    Eight Great Gifts for Teachers (and Three to Avoid)

    Eight Great Gifts for Teachers (and Three to Avoid)
    What is teacher appreciation? It is not a catalog full of useless crap covered in empty slogans. I am reminded that even well-meaning friends and family have historically seemed married to the idea that all teachers want is tchotchkes that say "#1 Teacher" and "We Love Teachers". So as a service to the friends, family, students and colleagues of teachers, I ...
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    'One Voice' Calls Teachers to Unite in Education Activism

    'One Voice' Calls Teachers to Unite in Education Activism
    What can one teacher do? Let his or her voice be heard. What can an international network of teachers do? Unite and let their “One Voice” be heard, declaring solutions for education in their countries, based on their collective experience and wisdom. This was the take-home message from the One Voice International Conference and Forum for Educators, which Teaching staff attended ...
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    2008 Presidential Candidates On Education Reform

    2008 Presidential Candidates On Education Reform
    Know Where Your Man (or Woman) Stands on Education? White House hopefuls are divided on the federal government's role in education as Congress considers changes to President Bush's signature schools law, the No Child Left Behind Act, and how to make college affordable. Candidate positions on education were compiled by Ledyard King of Gannett News Service, The Des Moines Register and ...
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    Some States to Refuse Stimulus Funding for Education

    Some States to Refuse Stimulus Funding for Education
    For quite some time, we have heard how the federal economic stimulus package was essential to stabilizing our nation's economy... and our nation's schools. Nearly $800 billion in new funding, with almost 10 percent of that designated for K-12 and higher education needs, is now being readied for implementation. In our K-12 schools in particular, we've heard how such funds are ...
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    Write for Teaching!

    Teaching's community is about sharing and problem solving, and we want the best of you. Teaching members are diverse in their interests, experiences, and perspectives. Whether you teach second grade, high school science, are retired, or are exploring a career in education for the first time, you have a perspective to share. h4. There are two ways that members can contribute ...
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    Obama's Effect on Inner City Students

    Obama's Effect on Inner City Students
    As I walked to my school in the heart of the inner city the day after the election, I saw a sign that the day before, had GUNZ tagged on it, and it had been painted over to read OBAMA! Today, I saw a billboard that had previously been completely defaced with graffiti, covered over with posters of Obama, with “Change” ...
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