Weekend Sales: 18 Deals and Discounts (Labor Day Edition!)

Weekend Sales: 18 Deals and Discounts (Labor Day Edition!)

Guys! We’re keeping things super positive today: Our glasses are half-full with thoughts of a long weekend (woot!) and very few grumblings about the end of summer (boo!). To wit, we are excited to report that if you’re looking for Labor Day sales a-plenty, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t miss this week’s Labor Day rundown of deep discounts and last calls.

Ann Taylor: 50% off fall and sale styles with code HAPPY50. Ends Sept. 6.

ASOS: Extra 10% off the up to 70% off sale with code YAY10.

By |September 4th, 2015|General Pop|0 Comments|

7 Easy Accommodations for Students with ADHD

7 Easy Accommodations for Students with ADHD -- As a special education teacher, I work with a lot of little ones with ADHD or with typical ADHD behaviors. Often these students can be successful in a general education classroom with a few accommodations in place.

As a special education teacher, I work with a lot of little ones with ADHD or with typical ADHD behaviors. Often these students can be successful in a general education classroom with a few accommodations in place. I’ve used all of these accommodations in my own resource classroom and have helped general education teachers implement them in their own classrooms, too.

The key to providing successful accommodations is having clear expectations from the very start. It’s important not to use these accommodations to single out students in a negative way. I never use any as punishments, and I encourage students to let me know when they need them. Read on for seven accommodations for students with ADHD.

By |September 3rd, 2015|General Pop, Teaching Tips|0 Comments|

5 Wellness Tips to Thrive During Back-to-School Season

5 Wellness Tips for Teachers During Back-to-School Season

The first few weeks of school can be overwhelming. Luckily, you’re on your A-game. You have lesson plans at the ready, and you have boundless energy to make a great first impression on your students and start the year strong. Sometimes our best laid plans fall apart. On those days when you wish you were still relaxing poolside, there are ways to channel your summertime “chill.”

Teach.Eat.Repeat. Recipe for Blistered Tomato Vinaigrette

Recipe for tomato vinagrette

We can’t get enough of the fresh and ripe tomatoes this time of year, and this recipe for homemade dressing is a different way to sneak some of those juicy guys into your dinner. We use this sauce as a garnish (read: dipping sauce)  for chicken or use it on top of salads of all different kinds. It’s delicious over vegetables or protein.

What You’ll Need

-1/2 pound tomatoes, halved

-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

-1 tbsp red wine vinegar

-1 tbsp lemon juice

“Get to Know You” Survey to Build Strong Teacher-Student Relationships

Free tool for building strong teacher-student relationships

During my time as a Teach For America corps member in Charlotte (‘13), I learned firsthand the importance of positive teacher-student relationships. Strong relationships can boost student engagement, create a sense of belonging, and grow a positive classroom culture. In my current role at Panorama Education, I support teachers in building strong relationships and using feedback loops.

We’re especially excited to share our new Get to Know You survey for teachers. This free online survey helps teachers and students in grades 6-12 learn what they have in common.

Weekend Sales: 12 Deals and Discounts for Teachers

12 Weekend Sales

People! Today is the last Friday of August, whaaaaat? That is just ridiculous. I guess we’ll have to put on our big-girl pants and face the music…Wait, you don’t have any presentable pants? You’ve been hanging out in shorts and mini-dresses all summer, and your only pants are wadded up in a ball at the back of your closet? We got you: stellar deals on pants and more await in this week’s deals.

Amazon: 75% off affordable and portable Bluetooth speakers and 20% new fall shoes with code NEW4FALL.

Why You Should Study Your Students

Why You Should Study Your Students What if teachers studied their students with the same intensity as CIA agents or potential employers? Here are four reasons why it’s important to study our students.

Hairdressers, lawyers, major corporations, and CIA agents all do it. They study their clients with the same methodical intensity required of a college organic chemistry or fine arts class.

Teachers can learn a lot from these strategies. Hairdressers keep folders on file with their clients’ interests. One high-profile lawyer connects with her clients by listening to country music, taking public transportation, and watching hit television shows. Businesses give employees personality tests to determine their potential to thrive at a company.

How to Stretch Your Classroom Budget

How to Stretch Your Classroom Budget -- 5 tips to stretch your classroom budget so your students get the supplies they need and you don’t break the bank.

It’s a struggle to cover all of your classroom supply needs as school budgets continue to dwindle. Teachers spend roughly $500 out of pocket on supplies for the classroom. Yikes! Here are five ways to stretch your classroom budget so your students get the supplies they need, and you don’t break the bank.

  1. Check social media.

Facebook is your friend.There are tons of groups and communities you can join where supplies are offered at discounted prices. Post in these groups to find what you need, or create a Facebook group for your friends and family and ask for donations to your classroom.