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  • SchoolCircle App
    SchoolCircle looks to improve communication between teachers and parents
    There is nothing quite like that dynamic between a teacher and one of their student's parents.Both want what's best for the kids, and it's great to have the lines of communication open, but when a teacher has 20 or more kids to keep...
  • Hinsdale High School
    Teachers investigated by Hinsdale School District for liking a Facebook post
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 in west suburban Chicago is investigating 17 teachers who “liked” a Facebook post. The post on Facebook was linked to an article about the school district’s contract negotiations which...
  • School bus
    Man with fraud history arrested for swindling $2 million from school teachers
    A swindler who sold over $2 million in illegal promissory notes and other securities to school teachers, administrators and other school district employees was arrested this week.According to the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) yesterday,...
  • Photo of page from Class Dojo
    Class Dojo encourages student success
    A dojo is a gathering place for training a specific skill in Japan. Class Dojo is a tool used in classrooms across the world for achieving a specific skill set by you as the teacher for your students. In an art classroom in central Illinois,...
  • Idaho State University Professor Gun
    Idaho State University professor: Concealed-carry prof shoots himself, in class
    An Idaho State University professor, in the middle of his chemistry class, blasted himself in the foot after the professor’s concealed-carry weapon accidentally discharged in a classroom full of adult students. The armed teacher, allowed to...
  • Teaching
    The dancer's responsibility outside of the studio
    As a dance teacher, I can sometimes get frustrated with the progress of my students. I think back to when I was a student and I knew I could not show up to the next rehearsal or class without having achieved the steps I may have struggled with in...
  • New York City Public School
    Teaching in America: Education reform should start with empowering teachers
    Great Neck public school children mark a historic milestone this year: its 200th anniversary as a public school system, making it one of the oldest in the country.As Superintendent Thomas Dolan notes, the Union Free School District Number 7 began...
  • Back to school made easy for students
    Back to school made easy for students
    Back to school can be a scary time for students with new classes, new students, new teachers, new schedules and sometimes even a new building. Students, remember you are not alone. Here are some tips to make going back to school easier.Make sure...
  • Back to school made easy for teachers
    Back to school made easy for teachers
    Back to school is an exciting and stimulating time for teachers also. Teachers should know that students look up to them for guidance and support. So, teachers take the time to really listen to your students. Your first day of activities may...
  • Back to school made easy for parents
    Back to school made easy for parents
    Turning what could be frenzied school daze into happy school days for you and your children can be fun and easy. Long summer days are getting shorter, Labor Day is here and autumn is around the corner. That means it must be Back to School time....
  • Secret Santa gift exchange
    Online gift exchange for teachers
    Mr. Mailman delivered a surprise package to my classroom today! A brand new class-pack of Crayola markers! Guess what? I didn't order them, my art budget wasn't involved AND I didn't pay for them! So how did I get this awesome gift...
  • Captain Planet Gardens
    Captain Planet gardens
    On September 2, 2014, the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) rolls out a new item for the classroom: Project Learning Garden™ program. The classroom will need to order the lesson supply kit to build their school garden. The typical classroom...
  • Education
    The miseducation of educators
    As the 2014-2015 year begins, there are a few thoughts that have simmered in my mind. Some people might disagree and as a matter of fact, might be offended by some of the truths I share – but when has that stopped me from expressing myself...
  • Helping teachers succeed
    Helping teachers succeed
    While the price of school supplies can be outrageous and some schools require specific items that cost a great deal more than others, teachers actually spend a great deal of their pay stocking their classrooms with learning supplies and school...
  • Educational Philosophies
    Educational Philosophies
    You may wonder why this teacher seems easier or why that professor is so rigid. You may hear students query that one teacher emphasizes reading and another only seems to want opinions. You may feel bullied in one school and wholeheartedly accepted...