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Our Next Book On Teaching ELLs Is Almost Two-Thirds Done!

Katie Hull and I have written nearly 70,000 words for our next book on teaching English Language Learners!<p>We’ve got about 30,000 more to go, plus …

Superhero Workout Turns Exercise Into a Game, Is Now Out for Android

Android: We're fans of the story-driven exercise game from the creators of Zombies, Run! Superhero Workout for iOS, and now it's available on Android.<p>…

The Companies That Offer the Most Seasonal, Temporary Jobs

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes millions of temporary jobs. This season there's a much bigger demand for seasonal workers than …

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology

Archive’s audio and MP3 library This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to …

Teach For America’s pro-corporate, union-busting agenda

How TFA uses its vast political influence to boost charter schools and drive down teacher pay (UPDATED)<p>When I joined Teach For America in the spring of 2011 I had no idea that my belief in social and economic justice was about to be cynically exploited by the corporate class. As a former …

An Organic Greenhouse Run by Farmers With Autism

This crowd-sourced project in Indiana is seeing an outpouring of support.<p>Chris Tidmarsh graduated from Hope College with a degree in chemistry and environmental studies. He got a job in environmental research but lost it shortly after and moved back home.<p>"Clearly, he needed a different path to …

At Hotel Louisville, the homeless serve the guests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A few unflattering reviews are to be expected with any hotel, particularly one whose rates start at $49 per night. But while complaints about shabby rooms and thin towels are common in the industry, ones like these, from, are not:<p>“It is a clean hotel but there are …

Common Core Reading Survey Shows Slow Start To Teaching Shift

NEW YORK -- On a sunny summer afternoon, teachers fill a bright red auditorium in the basement of the Soho headquarters of Scholastic Inc., the educational publishing giant. In front of them, a coach uses a big screen to show them books.<p>Because of new learning standards called the Common Core, New …

Bargain-Hunting Websites | Online Shopping - Consumer Reports News

Our colleagues at ShopSmart magazine are always on the lookout for new ways to shop and save money. Once a year, they sweep the Web for a roundup of …

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

Following are 11 strategies, supported by education and memory research, for teaching critical CCSS words while keeping the cognitive verbs in mind:</i> …

Miley Cyrus Gets Completely Naked While Riding A Wrecking Ball In Her Newest Music Video

She also licks a sledgehammer.

Miley Cyrus

Study: Tenured Professors Make Worse Teachers

A study of Northwestern freshmen finds undergrads fare better when taught by non-tenture-track faculty.<p>We all know the stereotype about tenured college professors: great researchers, lazy teachers. After all, you don't get tenure by dazzling 18-year-olds with PowerPoints. You do it by convincing …

This Doo-Wop Version Of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" Is Basically Perfect

And better than the original.

Miley Cyrus

Towels Storage – 24 Ideas To Spruce Up Your Bathroom

A bathroom, regardless of its size, shape and interior design, must be well-organized and must have a functional and simple system. The towels …

Interior Design

15 Natural Ways To Clean With Lemons!

Lemons are obviously a delicious treat and easy ingredient to so many wonderful recipes. But it’s also a fierce and fast natural cleaning solution. …

Lemon Juice

The Amazing Watermelon Hack You Have To See

You'll need: A watermelon, a coat hanger, a drill, and a thirst for adventure.



35 Money-Saving DIYs For Teachers On A Budget

Here are some resourceful DIYs that will turn cheap and everyday objects into something useful for the classroom.


24 Household Items You Won't Believe You Don't Own Yet

How did you even EXIST without a dual shower curtain rod all these years?


50 Clean Eating Snacks

Like many of us, you battle a hectic daily routine. Luckily, we’ve learned that the key to juggling a busy schedule is to maintain stable energy …


Week 1 of School: Selling the Value of Literacy

The next day in class I give them materials, a set of instructions for making such a box, and well wishes. For those already versed in origami, I’ll …


California Upends School Funding To Give Poor Kids A Boost

As the school year begins, districts in cities such as Oakland, Fresno and Los Angeles have not gone on a hiring spree.<p>But they might soon.<p>California has revamped its school funding formula in ways that will send billions more dollars to districts that educate large numbers of children who are …

28 Pun-Tastic Teacher Gifts

Pretty soon, your teacher's hands will be CHALK-FULL of presents.

Light Bulbs

Autism 'affects male and female brains differently'

<b>Autism affects male and female brains differently, a study has suggested.</b><p>UK experts studied brain scans of 120 men and women, with half of those studied having autism.<p>The differences found in the research, published in journal Brain, show more work is needed to understand how autism affects girls, …


Teachers Stuck on Pinterest

Educators are using Pinterest from once a month to several times a week and collaborating with other educators around the world. Pinterest users …


Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

Here are some suggestions for how to address your own needs so that you and your students might have the best year ever.<p>Dive Deep into Your Own …

Rules and Routines in the Classroom

Follow Through<p>Rules have consequences, and routines have reminders. What worked for me was far fewer rules and many, many more routines and …

30 Inspiring Posters To Jazz Up Any Classroom

They're an inexpensive and easy way to make boring standard-issue walls way more inviting, and would also make awesome gifts for a teacher.


33 Rad Supplies That Will Make You Pumped To Go Back To School

Whether you're a teacher, a student, or just someone who appreciates a truly A+ pen, this stuff will make sitting in a classroom all day so much more appealing.