Happy back-to-school season, teachers! TeacherPop is getting pumped for the new school year, and we thought we’d kick things off with an updated, still-epic list of deals and discounts for teachers. Back-to-school shopping isn’t as predictable as it used to be. A few of our favorite retailers and school suppliers roll out the savings throughout the summer, and some of the best bargains pop up after school starts in September. Eek! Who can keep track? (Ahem…TeacherPop, y’all!)
Nashville is amazing, y’all! TeacherPop wants to move our HQ down here for good. If you need us, we’ll be shopping for cowboy boots…JK! We’d never leave you hanging, dear readers.
We’ve had an action-packed day of content sessions at the Teach For America Corps Member Summit, and as many of you prep to start a new school year, we’re beyond excited to share what we’ve learned.
Earlier this week, a veteran teacher provided some incredible advice for enthusiastic new teachers who often dive headfirst into their new roles without looking after their own needs, too. The result? Sadly burnout and compassion fatigue are real challenges for new teachers, especially those working with children who’ve experienced traumatic stress in their lives.
TeacherPop mental health expert Janna Miller turns to mindfulness to help quiet the mind and boost healthy habits. Mindfulness, or the act being with your thoughts as they are, has far-reaching benefits:
Greetings from Nashville, TeacherPoppers! We’re coming at you live from Music City this sunny summer Friday with some special deals that will set your hair on fire and make you want to write sad, sad country music for your honey back home…Oh wait, never mind, that’s just us. You, on the other hand, are looking for the best discounts this side of the Mississippi to help you keep more green in your fanny pack. We got you.
Baskin Robbins: 31% off ice cream sundaes today, July 31!
We all know teachers are a passionate bunch. And many of you are excellent writers, too. So why not put those two excellent qualities to work for a chance to score up to $6,000?
Enter Prose and Unite4Good. These two organizations are teaming up to deliver a unique writing challenge, Write4Good, for those who are passionate about international issues and their impact on the world at large.
Happy Wednesday, readers! We’re taking a timeout from our regularly scheduled programming today to let you know that TeacherPop is taking its show on the road this weekend. We’re going to Nashville (Music City, y’all!) for Teach For America’s big hoedown for second-year teachers. It promises to be an action-packed weekend full of inspiring presentations, useful content sessions, essential resource exchanges, and all things #teacherlife. The best part? We’re going to make sure you get first dibs on all the learnings.
Do you have an idea to engage your students through a hands-on art project? Have you been hoping to expand technology access in your classroom, or take your students to a live theater performance?
If one of your ideas to enhance learning in your classroom requires funding or supplies, there are two teacher-centered crowdsourcing platforms that can help. Let’s find out a bit more about PledgeCents and DonorsChoose, so you have what you need to start the school year!
How They Work
In the summer, we grill nearly every night we can. This is a simple marinade using things you likely already have in the kitchen. We came up with it on a whim one night, and ever since, my family asks for the “Summer Chicken” pretty much every Saturday night.
What You’ll Need
- 1lb of chicken (we grill skinless chicken breasts, but you could easily use thighs or skin-on)
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper