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Advice for Overworked Teachers: How to Get Relief During the School Year
posted by: Alana | November 21, 2016, 04:39 pm   

 

Teachers are asked to do a lot, often with very little. You aren’t simply an educator. At any given time during a day in the classroom, you’ll be asked to play the role of parent, mentor, friend, disciplinarian, and more...and that’s all while working to ensure your overcrowded classroom of students meets their ever-changing testing requirements.

 

This clash of responsibilities and the fact that teachers must work long hours, adds up to a lot of stress. So, what can you do to get a little relief during the school year? Here are a few suggestions:

 

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What People Are Saying About Civics Education
posted by: Alana | November 18, 2016, 11:23 am   

 

Last week, the United States finished one of the most contentious and bitter elections in recent memory.  While there are a lot of things that could be said about the election, one thing that became clear to people on all sides is that the US has neglected teaching civics in its schools.  According to The Atlantic:

 

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Reform Matters: November 15, 2016
posted by: Alana | November 16, 2016, 07:49 pm   
Calling All Great Teachers!

Great teachers deserve recognition. TNTP's Fishman Prize honors 100 inspiring public school teachers each year for their ability to create challenging and engaging classrooms for all of their students. Four winners receive $25,000 and six finalists receive $1,000.

Apply or nominate a colleague today!

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Union Spending Alarming to Rank and File?
posted by: Alana | November 16, 2016, 11:02 am   

 

Yet again, the teachers unions are among the largest political funders in local and national elections alike from coast to coast.

 

In addition to early presidential endorsements by both the AFT and NEA, the largest teachers unions in the nation spent a whopping combined total of $32.2 million dollars during in the 2016 election cycle as of the September 30th FEC reporting period. And that number is bound to be even higher when 4th quarter reporting numbers come in.

 

But that's not even the half of it.

 

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Watch Your Students’ Stories Come to Life…Onstage!
posted by: Alana | November 11, 2016, 04:14 pm   

Guest post by Katie Colletta

 

Are you looking for new ways to encourage your students to explore their creative writing? The Old Creamery Theatre needs stories from your students to use in its brand-new show, Best Quest, which will be seen by over 50,000 people in 2017!

 

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