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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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