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September 10, 2014

3 Apps to Refresh Your iPads

Looking for some apps to refresh your iPads? Here are three free apps - two new and a refreshed oldie but goodie - that can help you jump start your school year!

August 20, 2014

Letter to a Ninth-Year Teacher

Cristina Duncan Evans reacts to the many open letters directed at first-year teachers by penning one to veteran instructors.

August 14, 2014

App Helps Conservative Parents Choose Where to Spend on Back-to-School

Back-to-school is the focus of a "conservative shopper app" that helps consumers find companies whose donations and advocacy align with their political beliefs.

August 08, 2014

5 Engaging Digital Icebreakers for Back To School!

As we are preparing to welcome our students back to school, many teachers are dusting off well-worn "ice breakers" for that first day. From "tell us about your summer" to "set some goals for the new year" we all have our go-to toolkit of new year prompts and games. But what about those with some tech to spice up this welcome? Here are 5 back-to-school digital ice breakers to ring in the new year with gusto:

August 06, 2014

These Teachers Visit Every Student Before School Starts

Every year during the last week of summer, teachers in Henderson County, Ky. make house calls.

July 03, 2014

Classroom Supplier Staples Provokes Ire of Teachers' Unions

Staples plans to open postal service counters in its stores using its own employees, drawing the ire of the national postal service union and its teacher brethren.

August 28, 2013

50 Years Later: Still Dreaming for Children in Chicago

My dream is that the poor black and brown children of Chicago will get an equal chance at obtaining a quality education this year—not just at the "welcoming" schools but in the ordinary, less politicized neighborhood schools.

September 12, 2012

Honk If You Don't Support A Teacher Strike in Chicago

For the past three days my morning drive to work has become a bit awkward at two stop signs. As I inch closer to the intersections near two different schools, I am beckoned by a throng of teachers in red shirts holding picket signs, chanting, and banging on the metal guard rails that line the sidewa...

September 05, 2012

As Chicago Teacher Strike Looms, I Celebrate a Great Lesson

I did it. Yesterday I publicly revealed my blog to my students. I set up the LCD projector and taught the Smiley-Face Trick of "Repetition for Effect" using my post about my second-grade Ms. White, who wrote me off. All four of my writing classes applauded at the end of the lesson. It was the grea...

August 15, 2012

I'm Back at School and Already on Vacation

I probably look like a terrible teacher. I took three days off work on the first week of school (for teachers) to go on vacation in Cancun, Mexico. Not to mention, I left my husband and two children at home. It helps to know that one of my student's parents is sponsoring the trip. The trip was ...

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